I was counting the minutes to Thirsty Thursday this week! I dubbed myself the mixologist this week, and concocted a little twist on a cocktail I have had in the past.
One of the signs you’re an old lady an adult is you have “a drink.” I was always told that it is a sign of maturity to be able to walk into a cocktail party, wedding, or any gathering and order your signature drink. I have always thought it was so vintagely cool to order an Old Fashioned or a Sidecar or a Manhattan.
Turns out, I’m not a fan of any of those cocktails.
My two favorite cocktails are an Amaretto Sour and a Vodka Tonic with raspberry flavored vodka. They are a bit girly but still contain some pretty standard liquors that you can order them anywhere.
A few weeks ago I was browsing the internet and saw a recipe for an Amaretto Kiss. It had amaretto, vodka, and cranberry, and looked delicious. I decided to experiment a bit, and I came up with my own version containing raspberry vodka, and I have to say it is better than the original.
Erin’s Raspberry Amaretto Kiss (makes one cocktail
1.5 oz (one shot) raspberry vodka
1.5 oz (on shot) amaretto
3 oz (two shots) cranberry juice
2 tbs fresh orange juice
Orange peel for garnish
In a shaker filled with ice, add vodka, amaretto, cranberry juice, and orange juice.
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with orange peel.
I have decided this would be the perfect cocktail to have before Thanksgiving dinner or to celebrate this holiday season.
(NOTE: I know you’re probably disgusted I have my tree up before Thanksgiving. However, let me explain, we had a pre lit tree that had all the lights out, so to get ready for AFTER Thanksgiving decorating, I had to remove all the old lights from our pre-lit tree because I am cheap frugal and didn’t want to buy a whole new tree. Then I was experimenting with other different lights. There are no ornaments on the tree, but rather than take it all down and put it up again next weekend, I just left it up for a little extra glow. No judgement please.)
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