imageLast night as I walked out of work, I was overwhelmed with a sense of relief as the warm air and sunlight hit me.  It was such a powerful moment.  I couldn’t help but speed a little to get home.  The windows were down and all I could think of was getting home and taking a walk to enjoy more of it.  I didn’t even bother to put on sneakers, my ballet flats would be sufficient.  Mr. Sugarbears and I set out on our walk and we both seemed lighter and happier.  Although we didn’t see our usual neighborhood friends, we did see a lot of squirrels and birds enjoying the park.  There were children playing on the rocks in the park’s stream and everyone seemed genuinely happy.  Ahhhhhh-Thank you spring for showing your face a little more.  In celebration of the weather, I decided to make a drink after my walk.  If this drink exists already, I’m unaware of it.  It’s similar to a Woo Woo.  It was delicious and I hope you’ll make one for yourself.  I’m naming it after my sweet friend Maria.  She first commented on my blog a couple of years ago because I had posted a red drink and she loves them. Here’s to you Maria.

The Brick House

2 parts Vodka-I used Tito’s

1 part Triple Sec

2 parts fresh OJ

3 parts Cranberry-Pomegranate Juice

1 Lime

1 tsp. Sugar

Mix the first 4 ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Slice a wedge of lime and run it around the edge of your glass.  Pour a little sugar on a plate and turn your glass upside down and place it on the sugared plate to make a sugar rim. Pour cocktail into glass. I used a stemless wine glass so I could drink all of this.  I would suggest pouring this into two martini glasses.  I didn’t realize how strong this was going to be as one cocktail. (Not that I’m complaining).  It made my time sitting in the backyard even better.  Enjoy!


And here is a link to the marvelous Maria’s site:

And for the original red drink recipe that enticed Maria to check out my blog:

12 thoughts on “The Brick House

  1. Oh my gosh, Shannon! I loved you before but now I really super duper love you! I’m sorry I didn’t get a ping back letting me know of this post! This magical drink sounds delectable, hot, naughty and juicy all at once! I cannot wait to try it. Thanks for thinking of your loca friend over here. xoxoxo

    1. Haha-Nope-I think about you every time I make a red drink or a fruity drink-even when it’s one you don’t like-like gazpacho. I still need your mom’s recipe though. 🙂

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