Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Tie One On Tuesday
Do you hear that? It's called silence...followed up by millions of mothers cheering. School is back in session for kids all around the world. It's Christmas in August! Let's all celebrate the return of the school year with some back to school cocktails.
Loved by college girls and moms alike, I give you the Green Apple Martin. It's like a jolly rancher but with a punch. Just like your 2nd grade crush.
Green Apple Martini
Cinnamon and sugar for rimming glass
5 tablespoons vodka
5 tablespoons sour-apple schnapps
5 tablespoons lemon juice
5 tablespoons lemon-lime soda (such as 7-Up or Sprite)
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine vodka, schnapps, lemon juice and lemon-lime soda.
Cover and shake.
Dip rim edge of martini glasses in a shallow dish with 1/4-inch water, then in a shallow dish with 1/4-inch of equal parts sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Strain shaken mixture into glasses and serve.
Okay, fine, your kid is an overachiever. Big deal, what do you want? An award? Well too bad-you get a cocktail.
The Overachiever aka Teacher's Pet
1 1/2 oz blended whiskey
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1 tsp sweet vermouth
3 dashes bitters
Pour the whiskey, vermouth and bitters into an old-fashioned glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange, and serve.
Sometimes you just don't have enough time to spend mixing up a cocktail. That's fine, you've got juice boxes right? Well, throw a little vodka in that juice box and viola'! You've got a super summer berry crush cocktail!
Whoop! Whoop! Give those teachers a hug and kiss and thank them for taking little Timmy (or Tammy ) off your hands. Make sure those teachers have their shots, Timmy can be a biter. As for you, well, kick back, put your feet up on the table and enjoy the silence with your yummy beverage.