Friday, August 14, 2009
Happy Hour at Home: Sandi Raspberry
Chuk and I love to hang out with our friends, but as we continue to try to adjust to life on a single income, we don't have a lot of money to go out. We deal with this by hosting get-togethers frequently. (I hate the word "entertaining". It's not like I'm juggling for these people.)
For less than it would cost the two of us to have a couple of drinks each at a bar, even at the cheapest of happy hours, we can treat all of our friends to drinks and appetizers in our home. Plus, then we can pick the music and not get beer spilled on us by some college kid with a fake ID, which are always pluses too.
Each Friday, I'll be featuring a drink or appetizer recipe so you too can have Happy Hour at Home (H³).
6-8 oz. Fresca grapefruit soda (chilled)
1 oz. Raspberry vodka (chilled)
Stir together and pour into a martini glass. If you're not feeling fancy (i.e. drinking alone) you could always open a can of Fresca, take a sip, then pour some raspberry vodka into the can to top it off. (I'm classy like that.)
This is a delicious, refreshing cocktail that is perfect for summer. It has a more complex flavor than it would seem given the fact that it only has two ingredients. It's easy to make a whole pitcher of it (using a 2 liter bottle of soda) and keep in the fridge to refill drinks as the evening progresses.