Last 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 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: brickhousechick.com
And for the original red drink recipe that enticed Maria to check out my blog: https://mrsugarbears.com/2013/04/30/the-red-vixen/