For many of you living in the North East, you know that Winter is more of a lifestyle than a season. This time of year can be particularly menacing for your travel plans and if you don’t enjoy winter sports (or at least the snow) then you’re pretty much going to be miserable for 4-5 months.
I, fortunately, embrace Winter and all that it brings, but those of you who don’t may be thirsty for some sort of escape. Well have no fear, I have found a remedy for your seasonal-affect disorder AND dissatisfied tastebuds!
This vacation in a mason(jar) cocktail has appeared just in time to get you through the notorious February Freeze! I came up with this cocktail the other night because I was feeling disinterested in the usual Kraken and Coke, and I must say it was one of my better concoctions!
I have a known knack for getting creative but have a significantly lower success record for creating cocktails that S. likes. However, he thoroughly enjoyed this one, so I figured it was worth sharing!
(Disclaimer: I am not certain if he liked it due to flavor or the fact that it was quite strong and we hadn’t yet eaten dinner…) Regardless, it was a winner so here y’all go:
Four-Get About Winter!
Makes: 2 (rather strong) Cocktails
1 Cup (8oz) – Sweetened Lemonade (I recommend from the mix so you can control the level of sweetness)
4 oz Vodka (doesn’t need to be good quality)
1 Navel/Large Orange (peeled)
1 Cup (8oz) – Decent-Quality White Wine (I used Sauvignon Blanc)
*Optional 5th Ingredient* – Either shake with ice or, if you’re less dedicated to the name’s pun, use frozen tropical fruit mix to chill and add more flave!
Slice and peel orange and place in shaker with either frozen ice or fruit, vodka and lemonade.
Shake mixture until shaker feels quite cold.
In two glasses (I used mason jars for cute-ness), equally divide the cup of white wine.
Top off wine with the lemonade, fruit/ice, and vodka mixture.
Cheers! And, Enjoy Responsibly of course! 😉
Did you try it? Are your Winter Woes remedied? Let me know what you think in the comments! ♥