Here Comes Friday Night…

Here comes Friday night, and while the world

is out and about enjoying fun libations,

I’m back on a sugar free (read alcohol free!)diet,

and will have to make do with sparkling water 

and flavored stevia drops. Ho Hum. 

However, were I able to indulge

  I would be having my favorite sip of the south:

Lynchburg Lemonade 

Here’s what you need

* 1 part Jack Daniels

* 1 part triple sec

* 1 part sour mix

* 4 parts 7up

Pour over ice, garnish with lemon or cherries.

Yum!

High Time We Had Ourselves A Mint Julep!

When you are reading this one I’ll be in Nashville watching my good friend Jennifer Jo Cobb racing in the Nascar Camping World Truck Series.
It will be hot and humid in Nashvegas and I will no doubt be thinking about a cold, refreshing sip of the deep south.

Doesn’t a Mint Julep sound like the perfect drink?

 image by Rob Palmer


Here’s how you make them: 

2 cups of water
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, torn up
32 ounces Kentucky whiskey
8 sprigs of fresh mint leaves to garnish

Combine water, sugar and mint leaves in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil, simmering until sugar is dissolved. Allow syrup to cool (about an hour in the refrigerator), then strain to remove mint leaves.
Fill 8 frozen silver goblets (or chilled glasses) with ice. Pour 4 ounces of whiskey and 1/4 cup of syrup over each (according to taste) and garnish with a mint sprig and a straw.

Enjoy your Friday, and make sure you cheer for Jennifer in tomorrow’s race!
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Friday Night Drink Recipe!

Still on my “wishing I was in Italy” theme

here’s another fabulous Prosecco cocktail,

perfect for a hazy lazy summer eve.

Prosecco Limon

Here’s how you make it:

2 slices of fresh lemon

sugar

1/2 oz limoncello

1/2 oz sour mix

4 oz prosecco

Use one slice of lemon to moisten the rim of a champagne flute, then dip into sugar to make a sweet/tart frosted rim.

Carefully add the limoncello, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, sour mix and prosecco. Garnish with a lemon slice.

This one is so refreshing and light!

Enjoy!