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Sunday, June 9. 2013
Few summer drinks are more refreshing than the Cape Codder.
I think it tastes best with a little lime squeezed into it, like this recipe. (Come to think if it, most things taste better with a little fresh lime.)
Try a Cape Codder tomorrow, at breakfast.
When you add some grapefruit juice, that's a Sea Breeze. That's healthy too. It would probably be just as tasty without the vodka, but what would be the point?
My mixology research revealed that the Cape Codder is one of a family of cocktails known as "New England Highballs." I didn't know drinks had formal categories. I am still learning about the world.
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For years, since I had to give up alcohol for the most part, due to its disagreement with my medications and my wish not to fall down a lot, I have substituted cranberry juice [or cranapple juice] combined with club soda. This gives one the righteous feeling that The Children's Hour, when all smart people stow away the children and have a little drinkie, still has something of a glory it once had. Looking at the recipe cited above, I'd say that a little club soda added to the mix might give you all an additional glow. And you get to have vodka.
Whatever it takes to keep you going, MM.
You are the only grown-up here!
Absolutely! A little club soda takes some of the sweetness out and makes a drink like this - whether made with cranberry, orange or grapefruit juice - more refreshing!
I would add that the vodka and cranberry proportions should be reversed!
Marianne: If you can tolerate it, a little champagne or Prosecco with the cranberry juice gives it that little extra something .....
And if you indulge a little too much, and turn up gouty in a few days, Pure Cherry Juice--got to be the pure stuff--will fix up your aches and pains--in a few days. Then, if you quit drinking booze and eating rich foods, and have a litte Pure Cherry Juice(black is best) each morning and evening--you'll begin feeling like that 'new man' you always knew you were.
Good for arthritis, too.
Thank you blogger Teresita for this advice that I pass along. Really works!
Here in Southwest, New England high balls ain't something to drink but to be avoided by fair folk.
But this only applys to those of us not takin' in by yanks, others being more gay by choice will try any and all.
Put a another way, the rest of the wildlife follow their own predilections.
Da go Te' and Ya'at'eeh!
Beer with Beam chasers work, well enough, when slinging with tribalists.
Indigenes in this part of the country are the penultimate tolerants of multiculturalism.
I'm still taking lessons from them.
Da go Te' and Ya'at'eeh!
and a R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn to you too sir.
the "summer drink" hangar one rasperry vodka, a squeeze of key lime(the little ones from fla.) ice, splash of tonic and a little sunshine. A round of golf wouldn't hurt either.
Then there's the Cape Codder's close 1st cousin... a "Sea Breeze" !!
Many decades ago, on a Dartmouth road trip to the Cape, I was introduced to the Falmouth Cape Codder.
Substitute scotch for vodka, skip the lime. It makes a quite unusual drink, and better than it sounds.
I've never encountered it since.
Have any of you ever tasted Long Island Ice Tea, an innocent sounding beverage which includes, if I recall correctly, almost seven ounces of hard liquor?
Yes, indeed! In fact, I had forgotten I tried LIIT until you mentioned this little pernicious drink. That's what happens when you drink a few. You forget.........
I'm not much of a drinker but when I was younger, my mother would make Salty Dogs for the crowd on a warm summer evening. I later learned that without the salt, the drink would be called a Greyhound. I followed that up with what may be the only drink I'll ever invent. It's called Sundog and it's essentially a Greyhound with a slight dribble of grenadine down opposite sides of the glass.
If you've ever seen a real sun dog in a cloud, the drink is obvious.
Here's a non-alcoholic recipe: Six ounces of cranberry juice- not "cranberry juice" or cranberry cocktail or cranapple, but pure cranberry juice; a little crushed ice; a squeeze of lime juice.
That will pack a buzz without any alcohol. Real cranberry juice is sort of hard to find, and expensive, but it has a WOW intensity. Vodka would be superfluous.
Fairly easy to find real Cranberry juice in New England, but only in more upscale markets. It is unsweetened, undiluted, purple, and quite intense.
In this +100 degree heat I've been on a homemade michelada kick. Very quenching.
• Fill 1 pint glass halfway with ice.
• Add Bloody Mary mix or tomato juice to halfway.
• Add 2 lemon wedges.
• Add 1 freshly chopped chilli pepper (Fresh jalapeño or serrano).
• Top off with a lager beer and stir.
lordsomber ... The last time we had a twelve day power outage after Hurricane Ike in 2005, we stayed hydrated by drinking iced tea with club soda, with our feet immersed in cool footbaths. Toward the end of the twelve day period, we added some Prosecco to the drink mix. It helped a little, making the air around us just a little fizzy and fuzzy.
P.S. Our sympathies are with you maggiesfarmers.. Just don't let the Feds in.
Ive always preferred gin over vodka...although Titos from TX is tolerable. If there are any other gin drinkers on the farm you should consider Fever Tree tonic water for your G&Ts. Only found in the Wegmans here in Virginia.
Tito's is fabulous! Also, Fever Tree is available at World Market and Spec's (found in Texas and presumably elsewhere).
I prefer rum to vodka in these. Cutting the sweetness with a little soda is a good idea. I must have learned that from Marianne five years ago and not remembered the source, as that's about when I started that.
Diet (5 calories) Ocean Spray Cranberry juice 64 oz bottle
Snapple peach iced tea (diet) in 64oz bottle
Pour out 2 parts tea to 1 part cranberry for a great drink.
"What's up with the cranberries? They're getting in all the other juices" - Brian Regan (via gerald)