Thursday, May 28, 2015

Peach Vodka Seabreeze

This is like my all time favorite drink to have, even a YEAR later ... I think it may be pushing margaritas to the sidelines which I'm not sure now SOME people feel about that ;-)



I even drink these during the work week *gasp* if I have a girlfriend (or two) visiting ... it does happen when Hubby's traveling ... hence the reason for the repost as he's out til Sunday night and well, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do ... have a girl's night!

These are such a refreshing, summertime drink and they do qualify as lip smacking yumminess!


I am not usually one to be using a martini glass, simply due to the spill factor ... but yes, I do occasionally. This was on a different, more refined evening!

Normally? I use a rock glass. Short. Stocky. Not top heavy. Great for toasts and for putting the glass down quickly while laughing!

And then, of course, during the last BBQ/Pool Party we had, we use the "fake" Red Solo Cups:

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and that leads to the song ... go ahead, sing along!  

The first time I had this awesome drink, my girlfriend brought over this vodka which was probably distilled one thousand and one times ... and then I started buying Stoli because it was pretty tasty ... but now? Now I buy Ciroc ... it's grain free and made with grapes, not grains (corn). So, I feel a *little* better about drinking these and tell myself that my hands will thank me the next day (remember, I try to stay grain/gluten free most times ... it's the beer that sets me over the edge, I think)

Ok, are you ready for the quick recipe for a yummy summertime drink?

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!)
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 you 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!"

Enjoy!

As always, please drink responsibly which means, do NOT drink and drive, please!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Black Bean and Corn Salad

It's summertime, which means, BBQs, pool parties, friends, beers, more parties, boating, floating, oh, and more BBQs ... which means as either a hostess OR guest, you need to have a few, quick, toss together salads to provide for those hungry people coming to your house or that you are going to see ...

Ahem. Really, all I'm saying is that this is that salad you want to have on standby for those upcoming events ... because you know that there will be at least ONE opportunity to make this and impress ;-) AND even better? It's a pretty darn Frugal dish to make



Here's what you need to make ... and by the way, this is really good on a Taco Tuesday too :)

2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained well
1 can of golden corn, rinsed and drained well
1 large tomato, diced (and drained if really juicy)
small bunch of cilantro, chopped
1/2 red pepper chopped *totally optional if you have which I did!*
juice of one lime
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs balsamic vinegar
green onions, sliced thin (are you continually growing your green onions?)
1 tbs cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt

Note: I dumped the beans and corn right in the colander and then rinsed well. As they were draining, I added in the tomatoes and let them sit for about an hour or so in the sink to drain well.


In a large, non-reactive bowl, mix the oil, vinegar, lime juice, cumin, chili powder and salt together. Dump in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Cover and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes, stir before serving.

Enjoy!

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