Enjoy your weekend a bit early with a couple of Southern Style drinks!
Have a great Friday everyone!
Oh, and Happy Birthday Shell!!!!!
French Quarter Cocktail
1/4 cup spiced light rum
1/4 cup dark rum
1 cup orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice
Splash of grenadine
4 maraschino cherries, for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker and four tall glasses with ice. Pour the rums and the orange and pineapple juices into shaker; add the grenadine. Shake well. Pour through a fine sieve into each glass. Garnish each cocktail with a maraschino cherry.
I haven't been to New Orleans since 1996! boy I miss it, and hope things are well down there.
This recipe sure brings back some memories!
ALSO via marthastewart.com
Mint, Cucumber and Vodka
Now that sounds refreshing!
I'll take two.
Serves 42 English cucumbers
Small ice cubes
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes)
4 ounces (1/2 cup) vodka
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Cointreau
DirectionsCut 4 thin spears from 1 cucumber, and reserve for garnish. Peel remaining cucumbers, and quarter them lengthwise. Scrape out seeds with a spoon, and discard. Coarsely chop cucumbers, then puree in a food processor until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add mint, sugar, and lime juice, and shake. Add 3/4 cup cucumber juice, the vodka, and Cointreau, and shake. Strain into 4 glasses filled with ice. Garnish each cocktail with a cucumber spear.