Archive for the ‘Beverages’ Category

Refreshingly Good!!!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

My new favorite drink…Sangria!!! My friend Peggy made this awesome sangria for one of our get-togethers. The first time I tasted sangria was when we were visiting in Vancouver. We had gone to a Spanish restaurant recommended by our hotel’s concierge. The restaurant’s server told us that they had the best sangria in town. Bzzzt! Not true… And the food was not good either. I said to myself that I would never drink sangria again. Not unless someone twisted my arm. Well…a miracle happened. After I tried Peggy’s Sangria, it’s now my FAVORITE!!!

Ahhh…Sangria

1 ½ cup peach vodka

1 bottle dry white wine

1 cup sugar

6 fresh white peaches cut into eighths

2 lbs grapes lightly pressed

crushed ice

Mix all ingredients in a fruit punch bowl

12 servings

Ginatini “It’s Sippi Tini Time”

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

I love mixing martinis with vodka! Here are some of my current favorites…

watermelontini

pineappletini

lycheetini

acatini

cantaloupetini

mangoetini

peachtini

strawberrytini

Granbordtini

Almost all of this tinis are made with muddled fresh fruit (preferably organic) except acatini, lycheetini and frenchtini.  They are so refreshing and yet…dangerous! “Please don’t drink and drive”

Send me a request on the comments if you want the recipe!!!

Bottom’s up!!!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

This is a fun drink that isn’t too sweet but has a great froth because of the pineapple juice.

Granbordtini

1 ½ oz. vodka (I like Chopin or Blue Ice vodkas)

2 oz. pineapple juice

½ oz. Grand Marnier

½ oz. t Chambord

¼ oz. lemon juice

shake all ingredients with lots of ice and serve in a martini glass