Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Summer Cocktail of 2009

Today we went strawberry picking at our local orchard and fruit farm and was pleased to see that the owners of that farm didn’t lose their whole crop to this long, soaking stretch of rainy weather we have been having here in Maine. It’s a nice, family run orchard with Apples, Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, rhubarb, and cherries. Today we picked several varieties of strawberries and a few blueberries with every intention of eating a few now and freezing the rest. Today in Maine turned out a little sunnier and hotter than they predicted so my wife asked me to make her a refreshing drink after a long day of working out in the garden. Knowing that she was a fan of Cosmopolitans I decided to put a little, fresh twist on it for her. Here’s the recipe:

2 parts vodka
1 part triple sec
½ part lime juice
5 or 6 regular sized strawberries
5 blueberries
Splash of cranberry juice

In a bowl muddle the strawberries and blueberries together try to reduce the pulp to a minimal by muddling put in shaker with all other ingredients and ice. Cover and shake until well mixed and chilled. Strain into a glass, garnish, and serve.

She absolutely loved this drink and it did quench her thirst after a hot, summer day outside.

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