Monday, 20 July 2009
when it comes to naughty drinks i am real rookie. i know what a gin tonic is, order a shandy every now and then and i do know how to spell the word *c-h-a-m-p-a-g-n-e* but when it comes to the hard stuff: just dont ask me nuthin' about it.
so when a dear friend gave me a holler to ask if i could mix up some summery naughty drinks for her upcoming wedding i thought "no biggie" and promised to come up with some recipes.
- little did i know...-
i started mixing with what i still had in my fridge which was some berries and fruitjuices and peppermint and lemon balm. two hours, a wasted bottle of vodka, no clue what to do with tequila and some generous sips later i wasnt just a teeny weeny bit tipsy but actually liked what i accidentally mixed together.
so really, this recipe is an accident. i do have a couple of friends who can prove by now it's not gonna hurt though...
makes enough for 12 modest drinkers - or 3-4 total lushs.
juice of 5-6 lemons
500g cherries, blueberries or raspberries
2 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar (just mix sugar with cinnamon)
1/2 liter vodka
1-2 bottles sparkling mineral water
mix the cherries (or berries) with the cinnamon-sugar and let marinate for about an hour or so. heat (plain) sugar with water in a pan and remove from heat as soon as you reach the boiling point (give it a good stir to make sure the sugar has dissolved). let cool.
mix cherries (or berries) with the sugar sirup, lemon juice in a big bowl, add vodka.
fill glasses with ice, add berry-mixture (only halfway up, thanks!), spring of peppermint, then fill up with mineral water.