This is a tribute to two drinks that have never once let me down thus far. To me they are the drink equivalent of spaghetti with meatballs. Simple, easy to make and yet never boring. Fun and zesty, but not overwhelmingly sweet. What I like about them is that they are in no way heavy but rather refreshing – perfect for a barbecue, a board game night or even brunch. And they look pretty!
So here’s how you make them:
- 1 shot of vodka
- 4-6 shots of blood orange juice
- 1 dash of lemon juice (if you like it extra zesty)
- Top off with club soda if you like
The second drink simply is a variation of the above – you just add grapefruit juice instead of the orange juice and a little honey syrup if you like it a tad sweeter. As you can see, simplicity at its best. Also, they are easy to prepare in jugs if you are having a garden party.
I have to admit, in general I do not care for mason jars too much. They are chunky, heavy and simply not my style. They do, however, have some advantages that come in very handy in certain situations. Thanks to the lid they don’t attract flies or wasps (or at least they are prevented from having a go at it) so they are perfect for the outdoors in summer. Also, if they come with a handle you don’t get condensed water on your hands which tends to happen while enjoying summery drinks which contain a lot of ice (I seem to encounter that problem very often). For the scenarios in which the mentioned attributes do matter, I got myself some mason-jar-style-glasses (got them here) . And to be fair, there are some pretty cute ones available. Also, those drinks are not exactly the paragon of elegance – so I think I’ll get away with it 😉
I hope you give those guys a shot or two!
Drink it in! Cheers!