My very first alcoholic cocktail was cranberry and vodka. It was strong and it crept up on me so fast, I was in awe. I liked it because it was simple, refreshing and did the job! From that point on, I’ve always been as vodka girl. I tend to shy away from dark liquors. Anything “white”, I can drink and drink and drink, sleep it off and wake up feeling brand new the next day. Dark liquors though? Two drinks and I’m guaranteed a headache the morning after. Lately, I’ve been making my own cocktails (as in following no recipe(s)). I’ve just been adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that and ending up with some realllllyyyyyyy good drinks. I’ll have to share two of them with you guys soon. Maybe you will help me name them. One has 7 ingredients and the other has 8 so the people who are going to make these drinks will need to have a stocked bar. Anywhoos, in all my concocting, I craved something familiar and simple. Hence, this cranberry and vodka with lime came to life. This is modified from a classic drink (Cape Codder) and man is it a thirst quencher. So necessary in the summery days ahead!
Ingredients: (Makes 2 drinks)
3 ounces vodka
3 ounces cranberry juice
2 ounces club soda
the juice from 2 limes plus limes to cut into wedges
1. In a shaker, add cranberry, lime juice and vodka and shake well.
2. Pour mix into a glass with ice.
3. Drop a few lime wedges and then top with club soda.
Bye For Now…..