Friday, December 4, 2009

Cocktail Hour

Here at Gourmet Goddess central we love a cocktail. And being officially Christmas party season (and the fact that I have had a really shitty few days at work this week) I thought I would indulge in a sneaky bit of Friday afternoon cocktail action. So, here is a little Gourmet Goddess creation known as a Lychee Blush, made with my very own homemade musk vodka. (Recipe below) My musk vodka is a great addition to a whole range of cocktails - perfect with slightly tart juices such as cranberry and pomegranate. Tonight's cocktail combines lychee juice, lime and a decent slug of vodka and gin to make a gorgeous looking, delicious cocktail perfect for those Christmas drinks parties. Be warned though - easy to drink and yummy as it is, it packs a punch, so keep yourselves nice!

Lychee Blush
1 measure of Gin (I prefer Tanqueray or Bombay Sapphire)
3 measures Musk Vodka*
4 measures lychee juice
A squeeze of lime
Lime slice to serve

Combine ingredients in a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake well and serve in a martini glass with a slice of lime.

To make Musk Vodka: Take a bottle of Vodka and decant about a fifth of it. (Preferably into a waiting ice filled glass with lime and soda, but that's just me!) then, take a couple of packets of musk sticks - yes, those lollies you used to eat as a child. Put the musk sticks in the bottle and put the lid back on. Shake well. Over the next couple of days, give the Vodka a shake. The musk sticks will dissolve and you will be left with pink, musk flavoured vodka. You will notice a little bit of pale coloured sediment as the vodka settles. Just strain it out when you come to use it.


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