It’s here! 2016. And I hope you’re having a wonderful time ushering in the new year.
I was spring cleaning to welcome 2016 and unearthed this: A bottle of Absolut. It’s been standing at the back row of my shelf for years, begging me to take a sip of it. I did once and thought “yowza, whatzzit? Horse pee?” Sorry, vodka lovers.
But not being one to waste, I figured there must be some more palatable ways to drink this poison. Google gave me my answers. It seems vodka is like BFF with lingonberry syrup. I’ve yet to try these drinks recipes but I am definitely grabbing some DRYCK LINGON on my next trip to IKEA.
Susannah of FeastandWest.com gives the Moscow Mule a twist and turns it into a Dala Horse Cocktail. This looks yummy and the blend of sweet-tart-bitter-spicy flavours will be head bending at the very least. You’ll need:
½ ounce fresh lime juice (equivalent to 1 tablespoon or about half a lime)
2 ounces vodka
4 to 6 ounces ginger beer, chilled
First, you fill the bottom of the glass with the lingonberry syrup. Stir in lime juice and vodka. Then top up with crushed ice. To get that two tone effect, slowly pour in the ginger beer. See full recipe here.
Lingonberry Margarita Cocktail
The last on my list is a Margarita. No vodka here but Margaritas have always been my poison of choice.