Yesterday I made three kinds of popsicles: raspberry kefir, apple juice, and amaretto sour. The kids had some of each of the first two kinds today, the third kind is calling my name.
Amaretto Sour Popsicles
Mix 2 cups limeade with 1/2 cup amaretto. Pour into popsicle molds, freeze. Do not serve to the children, eat them yourself as needed. Repeat.
Mango in Margarita Jelly
Into 2/3 cup cold water in a sauce pot sprinkle 1 Tbs plain gelatin and allow to soften. Then stir in 1/4 cup sugar and heat over medium until sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Remove from heat and cool then stir in 1/3 cup lime juice, 1/3 cup good tequila, 2 Tbs triple sec. Taste and adjust lime/tequila/triple sec as needed. Dip the edge of each shot glass or very small wine glass or liqueur glass in lime juice then into granulated sugar. Allow to dry then very carefully put 4-5 slivers of fresh mango in each glass. Carefully pour in gelatin to top the mango. Garnish with a very thin sliver of lime and refrigerate. They will take several hours to set up. This is a dessert “drink”, serve with fresh fruit, small cookies, dark chocolate.
Bloody Mary Gazpacho
Put into a blender 2 large quartered ripe tomatoes, 1 peeled and seeded cucumber, 1/2 peeled white onion, 1 seeded fresh jalapeno, 1 clove garlic, 1/4 cup wine vinegar (red or white), 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil, 2 cups tomato juice, 2 Tbs worchestshire sauce. Process until smooth. Stir in 1 cup good vodka and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve in tall glasses garnished with pepperoncini and celery stalks and with bread sticks. Watch Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown. Laugh a lot. Enjoy.
Grown-Up Wine Cooler
Into each tall glass put several ice cubes and pour 1/4 cup port. Squeeze in juice of half a lime. Top with sparkling water. Stir gently. Drink slowly and pretend you are a teenager (eat a whole pizza, sleep all morning, mock your parents, plan a road trip, fall in love.)
Drunk Little Piggies
Mix in a pot 1 can baked beans and 2 cut up hot dogs. Heat up. Pour out two large shots of whisky (or whiskey, depending on your taste.) Pour one into the pot of beans. Pour the second one straight down your throat. Eat the drunk little piggies with corn bread and follow with sliced fresh peaches. Or another shot of whisky. This one is good for camping.