Thursday, January 10, 2008

Shell's Vodka Cocktails

This is a great summer drink. My husband and I vacationed in Canada every year for a while and these were GREAT sitting out on the porch of the cabin! Very simple, economical (buy a bottle or 2 at Duty Free!) and you can change the flavor of water to suit your taste! Get the best vodka you can afford... Skyy, Absolut, Finlandia, Friz, Grey Goose, Chopin are all great. No need to buy the HIGH HIGH quality stuff, after all, you ARE mixing it with something. But if you use something too cheap, it will taste like you're drinking rubbing alcohol with lime. Not good.

What you'll need...

1 bottle of vodka (see above)
1 bottle of carbonated "sparkling" lime water (usually sugar, caffeine and sodium free!)
Lime slice for garnish

Get yourself a cup... any cup. If you're on vacation in a cabin, a coffee cup will do just fine. :) Put some ice in it. Add a shot (@2-oz) of vodka. Fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water. Add a slice of lime. The limes serve double duty... they add a little extra flavor and they also serve as markers to how many drinks you've had. Just add a new lime slice every time you refill!

You could use any flavor of sparkling water you like and an appropriate fruit garnish.

1 comment:

Min said...

I wish it were summer...

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