Redhead in Bed Drink Recipe

I'm a day late with this post again this week. I'm not sure how much time I will have in the coming days to post, so please forgive me for that.

So, drinks! Summer drinks! I love them. For me, lovely Minnesota weather = fun drinks, bbq-ing and family/friend outside time. When you endure an insanely cold and treacherous winter, these things all become really exciting. I was excited to mix up a fun new cocktail for my husband and me to enjoy in the 95-degree weather this week. It's the kind of cocktail you can't drink more than one of, or at least I can't. Its sweetness satisfied me after just one, and we are saving the rest for another day. I have placed the remainder in the freezer for a post-surgery indulgence.

In a medium bowl, toss together:

3 pounds strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped

2/3 cup sugar

Let stand, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries release their juices, about 10 minutes.

In a blender, combine half each of:

The strawberries and their juices

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vodka

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1 cup of ice

Puree and pour into a pitcher.

Repeat with the remaining strawberries, juices, vodka and lime juice and 1 more cup of ice.

Fill 10 glasses (or just 2, and chill/freeze the rest) halfway with ice. Pour into the glasses and top each with:

1/2 tablespoon chilled Riesling

Serve!

I hope you are all enjoying this hot summer weather as much as I am.

By the way, the pile of snow is gone. :)

Redhead in Bed

Summer drinks, summer drinks, I LOVE summer drinks! Adding this sweet and satisfying drink to my favorites list!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published June 09, 2011

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Serves: 10

Total time: 25 min

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Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons citrus vodka
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • 1/3 cup chilled Riesling
Instructions:
  1. In a bowl, toss the strawberries with the sugar and let stand, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries release their juices, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a blender, combine half each of the strawberries and their juices, the vodka and lime juice with 1 cup of ice and puree. Pour into a pitcher. Repeat with the remaining strawberries and juices, vodka and lime juice and 1 more cup of ice. Fill 10 collins glasses halfway with ice. Pour the drink into the glasses, top each with ½ tablespoon of Riesling and serve.