We just had a bridal shower for Princess and then this coming weekend will be the wedding reception for 65 …
Ok, so not necessarily a ‘big’ deal as we’ve hosted large groups before, but this time around is a tad different in that it will be a little more formal.
As in: tents, chairs, tables, linens, food warmers and so on.
We are making most of the food ourselves with a few shortcuts (which I think maybe I should do a post on this soon!) … and opted to do beer, wine and sangria with a pre-party toast for close friends and family (Dom Perignon for $93 on clearance at Walmart Liquor Store, of all places!). Then Princess was like, well, maybe we should have ONE signature drink … so fine, this is what we are having, my little Princess. I’ve been gathering up gallon water jugs for the past few months to make the sangria but now need to set a few of the jugs aside to premake these!
Now you know, I make these fairly often with Ciroc because that vodka is grain free and if you have issues with inflammation, then grains could be an issue for you. BUT I am not 100% grain free at this time so back to the Stoli it is!
Originally, I had these pegged as a refreshing, summertime drink, but you know what? They’ve floated my boat just fine through the South Florida winter months 😉
I am not usually one to be using a martini glass, simply due to the spill factor … but yes, I do occasionally. Someday’s I just want to be *special*.
Most times, I use a rock glass. Great for making a toast and for putting the glass down quickly while laughing, which, if you get a small group of girlfriends drinking these, you will be!
And then, of course, during a BBQ/Pool Party … you gotta bring out the Solo Cups … and everyone sing the song now! Red Solo Cup, I fill you up …
Ok, are you ready for a super yummy, lip smacking adult beverage?
Peach Vodka (I am a firm believer that you need to buy a better brand, not the Gordon stuff or something of that class … if you are prone to headaches, do buy the good stuff, PLEASE!) I’ve switched to Circoc because I’m trying to avoid grains (hence, beer really SHOULD be off limits … another post on Angry Orchard is coming soon)
Pink Grapefruit Juice … I buy the refrigerated stuff, and yes, I spend a little more money on this too
Cranberry Juice … prefer you NOT use the Cranberry Juice COCKTAIL stuff but the real juicy juice stuff!
Fill your glass with ice. Add vodka to desired amount (about 1/3). Pour almost to top with grapefruit juice and add a splash of cranberry. Give a quick stir, make a toast and sip!
Lick your lips, lean towards your girlfriend (or Hubby!) and say “We’ve got a Winner!”