I feel the need to confess that I really shouldn’t be writing this post. There are a hundred other things I should be doing. Our day begins at 6:00AM blowing kisses to Andy from the window as he pulls out of the driveway. (Lilly is INCONSOLABLE if we somehow miss this tradition!). I’m sure we are no different than most families but the day is pretty much non-stop from there. I seem to just go, go, go, and STILL have things I didn’t get done at day’s end. But Andy made me promise I would take a mental (and physical) breather from all the busyness of the last few weeks (and the month ahead!) and take it easy at some point today. So I am sitting down mid-day to share a recipe I have enjoyed this summer.
This drink was invented when I had Black Cherry Juice to use up after I made these: http://www.sweetbetweens.com/2013/07/26/cider-glazed-cherry-chicken-skewers/ They are from the blog of a friend and were very tasty! Check them out!
I decided to pair it with Dragon Fruit Vodka (made by Skyy). If you haven’t heard of Dragon Fruit, it is a treat that I first had in Vietnam. You can now find them in some stores here in Utah but it is $12 USD for one fruit. Seriously?!?!? Or….alternatively, I can get a whole bottle of vodka infused with Dragon Fruit FLAVOR for about $16. It’s not a hard decision. 😀
It suffices to say that Dragon Fruit and cherry flavors go very well together and, earlier in the summer, I enjoyed the occasional afternoon sipping on one of these treats while the girls got some pre-dinner fresh air in the front yard. The pace of life having picked up considerably, it’s been a while, but perhaps I’ll indulge today….on husband’s orders no less! 🙂
Red Dragon Cocktail
- 2 oz Dragon Fruit Vodka
- 1/2 oz triple sec
- 1.5 oz Black Cherry Juice (Mine was unsweetened ‘Just Black Cherry’)
- Lime wedge (1/8 of a lime)
Yields one serving.
Place Ice in a cocktail shaker.
Add Dragon Fruit Vodka, triple sec, and cherry juice.
Squeeze lime wedge into the cocktail shaker, then drop the wedge in, fit the top onto the shaker and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour into martini glass (or whatever you feel like using) and enjoy!
I wish I had time for a better photo shoot for you, but this is all I had the time for (Despite the obvious lack of photographic genius, I hope you’ll give it a try!):