I know I said I was going to try writing one post a day. That was part of my 2012 New Years resolution. Just 2 weeks after New Years, I’ve already missed 2 days and will be missing another one tomorrow. Feeling a bit ashamed at my lack of endurance, I hope you can forgive me as I really have been busy. Tomorrow I will be a bridesmaid at one of my best friend’s weddings. It’s going to be a blast but it means I won’t be able to write tomorrow either. After tomorrow, I promise I will be writing every day again!
For the mean time I leave you with another one of my alcoholic adventures, or rather Yuye’s. It was a very hot day that day and he said ‘I want a drink that’s cold and thirst quenching. I’m thirsty!’ So, he made this cocktail. Although I think it backfired on him because although it was cold, it was a bit too alcoholic to be thirst quenching.
Hot Room Cocktail – give me something thirst quenching!
- 20ml Cointreau
- 20ml Limoncello (the one I used was house-made, I will post up a recipe for this at a later date)
- 20ml Southern Comfort
- 40ml soda water
- wedge of lemon
- 40ml apple juice or pineapple juice*
- a few slices of apples as garnish
- ice cubes
*Instead of just using soda water and the above alcohols like we did, it’s better to also add in a juice of some sort, such as apple juice or pineapple juice so that it’s not as strong.
1. Top a cocktail glass half full with ice cubes and pour Cointreau, Limoncello, Southern Comfort, soda water and apple/pineapple juice inside.
2. Squeeze lemon juice then stir with a stirring stick until combined.
4. Garnish with apple and lemon slices.
Note: As we are adding in soda water, you cannot shake the drink in a shaker, however you can shake the drink if you only add juice and not soda water.
I cheated with the ingredients photo above as the ‘soda water’ in the photo is really just water. Yuye said if I poured the soda water out then it wouldn’t be as fizzy.
I also couldn’t think of a name for the cocktail afterwards and asked Yuye for some input. He looked at me and shrugged, saying ‘it’s hot.’ So ‘Hot Room Cocktail’ it became. I know it’s a very lame name, if you can think of a better one, leave me a comment below!
Question time: Have you had times when it was so hot that you couldn’t think straight? I often have days like that even though it’s not hot.