Vodka instead of Gin.

Yes, I like gin martini’s but there is nothing wrong with vodka martini’s either, James Bond likes them. It was one of those things that got me thinking about some old time drinks.
A Pink Lady, it’s usually made with gin and applejack, grenadine and an egg white. I’ve also seen it without the applejack or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream instead of an egg white. It’s also not bad if you switch from gin to vodka especially with the ice cream version.
Can you think of some others that might be good with vodka instead of gin?

It’s too hot to cook. Well maybe…..

Something chilled for dinner, so make it now and serve it later.
Chilled Raspberry Soup
2 cups fresh raspberries or 2 (10oz) pkg. frozen raspberries, thawed
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
3/4 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
8-oz. carton raspberry yogurt
1/3 cup dairy sour cream
ground cinnamon

Place raspberries and 1/4 cup water in blender; puree until smooth.
In large saucepan combine pureed fruit, remaining 1 1/4 cups water, cranberry juice cocktail, sugar, cinnamon stick and cloves. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil; remove from heat. Cool. Strain soup onto large bowl. Add lemon juice and yogurt; whisk until well blended. Cover; refrigerate until cold. Pour into individual serving dishes. Top each with sour cream; sprinkle with cinnamon.
9 (1/2 cup) servings.
This recipe is a very old Pillsbury recipe. You can cut back on the sugar if you don’t want it to sweet, and if you are wanting it a little lighter, leave out the sour cream.

I did find a new recipe from Pillsbury to go along with this soup.

Sparkling Raspberry Tea

2 cups cold brewed tea
2 cups chilled raspberry or cranberry-raspberry juice
2 cups chilled sparkling water
Raspberries, lime slices or lemon slices, if desired
Fresh mint leaves, if desired

1 In large pitcher, mix tea, juice and sparking water.
2 Serve tea over ice. Garnish with raspberries and mint leaves.
Have a Raspberry Day!

What the heck happened to my favorite drink!

In the 80’s Mudslides came in a shot glass. It was made with vodka, Bailey’s and Kahlua. Now it’s has ice cream!

Well depending on where you go it’s got cream or ice cream, but if they are a younger bartender they don’t know about the shot.

Now it makes me wonder what else has changed over the years.

Back in the 30’s there was a “girly drink” called a Pink Lady, some place today still know about it.

It’s Gin, applejack, lemon juice, egg white, grenadine and a cherry. Some creative bartender in the 60’s took it to the ice cream level taking out the applejack, now a days it’s made with cream and the applejack is in the distant past.

Drinks will change over time just be prepared to have one of your favorites change without you knowing about it.