Day 49: Cucumber Mary

What. Is. Happening.

I’m using VODKA.

I do think that’s something you can do and have a nice cocktail. I’ve just been avoiding it intentionally, because I think it lends itself to laziness. (It’s also possible I have some residual new-found cocktail snobbery.)

I ended up at William’s house tonight and was having difficulty coming up with a cocktail based on his limited ingredients (he was completely out of citrus fruits, just like I have been lately). I saw the Green Mary mix from New Year’s in his fridge and decided to try a lighter version with club soda. It’s not bad! The soda does seem a bit strange in it, but it also makes it seem more like a drink and less like a bowl of boozy tomato soup.

Day 11: Tequila Sunrise

  • 2 oz blanco tequila
  • 1 barspoon creme de cassis
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 oz grenadine
  • top with club soda

I came across this the other day when looking for tequila drinks, the first of which was Day 6. I was super surprised by this recipe, since I thought that sunrises were just tequila, orange juice, and grenadine. I thought it looked interesting enough to try. I added more club soda than they specified because it would have been a short drink in a tall glass otherwise.

This seems like a good drink for a hot day. It was fairly sweet, so next time I make it I’ll add more lime and decrease the grenadine.