It’s cocktail week and we’re giving away a KITCHEN AID BLENDER!!!!!
Actually, CountryCleaver and all her awesome-ness is giving away the blender, but we’re all teaming up with some cocktails, and spreading the word so that one of YOU LUCKY GALS OR GUYS can win it!!!
Here’s the rest of the gang:
Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
Jeanne of Inside Nana Bread’s Head
Kat of Tenaciously Yours
Allison of Decadent Philistines
Mads of Petite Pancake
Madeline of Munchin in the Mitten
Lauren of Grier Mountain
Carrie of Bakeaholic Mama
Can I get an AIR PUMP! Seriously, prepare yourself for all this sass. *winks*
So far, Megan started us off this week with an insanely evil, or angry, oh – spicy! Raging Aztec Frappe.
THAT’LL wake you up on a Monday morning!
Then yesterday, Kirsten teased us with her minty Traverse Cherry Mojito, and Kat shared Amaretto sours from scratch (after running 6 miles!) – all of which I will be trying!!!
Not the running. I won’t be trying the running.
SO, click here to ENTER FOR THE KITCHENAID BLENDER!
All you need to do is leave a comment on THAT post, PLUS you get additional entries for liking each of us on Facebook or Twitter!
I’M SO EXCITED FOR Y’ALL!!!!
I hope it’s one of “my” peeps that wins!!!
Anyhow, let’s make this drink!
Here in Central Texas, we’ve already reached triple digits. Yup, every day this week, and not just 101.
I’m talking one hundred six degrees folks. Holy smoke off the pit ya’ll.
I tried picking up dog poop this morning at 10:00 am and it was already too hot.
Time to get me a cocktail!
Summers here in Texas mean “toobin” the river (That’s TUBING for all you up north), watermelon, Red Dirt Country Music (I capitalize because it’s holy), bonfires, pasture parties, ridin’ dirts, and Everclear.
You haven’t spent a summer yet unless you’ve made you some Everclear.
BE VAWY VAWY QUIET, I mean, careful – this stuff will knock you onto your booty faster than you can say “Bring me another!”
You pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down?
You readin’ what I’m writin’?
This stuff is flammable! Mama said so!
Find you some Everclear, I’m pretty sure in some states it’s illegal, and Creme De Almond.
You have to say “CUH-rehm” like with that back of the throat thing French people do.
Come on, all the cool people are doing it.
No? Just me? Anyone?
Ok, easier than pie.
First, freeze those cubes of watermelon for a few hours so the drink will be nice and slushy.
Then into a blender it goes, with the squeeze of two limes, and 3 big ol’ mint leaves.
See that? It actually says “Overconsumption may endanger your health!”
OMG! Actually, all alcohol is poison really, just sayin’.
Ok 1 ounce. Or a 1 second pour if your too lazy to look for the jigger like me.
Then one ounce of the red stuff.
“Cuh-rehm” de Almond!
Safety for my stomach.
Half a can of 7-Up.
I’m one of those “I hate sprite people.”
I like the good ol’ days with 7-Up and that was it.
I really like the taste better.
Shoot, throw in a few ice cubes too.
See all that juice at the bottom?
Excellent. (yup, that was a Wayne’s World reference)
Aww, look at those sweet little sugar rimmed glasses.
It’s innocent enough looking to serve at your cousin’s bridal shower. Just make it virgin for Granny.
Unless your my Granny, and she would’ve had a can of Bud.
Just half, poured into “two” cups. *teehee*
~Peace, Love, and Mojo Y’all
And good luck winning that blender!! I’m sending good mojo your way! You have until this Saturday!
Yield: serves 2
Total Time: 15 minutes
4 cups watermelon
3 large mint leaves
3-4 ice cubes
1 oz Everclear
1 oz Creme De Almond
1/2 can 7-Up
Freeze 4 cups of watermelon for 2-3 hours, until firm.
In a blender, add 4 cups watermelon, juice from 2 limes, 3 large mint leaves, and 3-4 ice cubes.
Add 1 oz. Everclear, 1 oz. Creme De Almond, and 1/2 can of 7-Up.
Garnish with mint leaves, watermelon, and sugar rimmed glasses.
*Always drink responsibly. (Because Everclear will knock your undies off!)