7/2/09

the muddle



I was doing some behind the scenes updating on my blog when I noticed that I do not have any cocktail recipes posted. Well, that is just wrong. So, to redeem myself I'm going to post the most perfect-est summery-est Fourth of July cocktail recipe ever.



This will make you feel like you should be summering in the picture above, in a white bikini that you look absolutely stunning in without an ounce of cellulite. Sexy not trashy. Glamorous yet casual. Like you are in some sort of gauzy lens shot of a Town and Country magazine spread with everyone laughing at some witty story you are telling about the time you ran into Prince William on a yacht in the middle of the nowhere with nothing but time on your hands.



Are you sold, yet?

the muddle: adapted from Bon Appetit july 2009

makes 6

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cup of chopped hulled strawberries (any fruit would be good in this but if you are feeling particularly patriotic add strawberries and blueberries)
6 thin lemon slices
1 750-ml bottle of chilled Prosecco
ice cubes

Stir sugar and water in a heavy small saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Cool syrup.

Divide fruit among six 6-8 ounce glasses, add 1 tablespoon simple syrup to each and mash with a muddler or handle of a wooden spoon. Add lemon slice to each and mash to release flavor. Add several ice cubes to each glass, then fill Prosecco.



Tasting Notes: Really? The above description didn't do it for you? You need more info? Okay... the fizzy crisp Prosecco with a slice of lemon and some fruit bathing in this magical cocktail. Tasty and delicious and if you can't imagine that I don't think I can help you at all.


13 comments:

jack's utter lack of surprise said...

ooh yum!

Julia said...

Didn't need the tasting note... your descriptions were flawless. And the drink looks flawless too.... Now if I had more than one ripe raspberry in the garden..... I'd be in business!

katie said...

Yum! I thought it was going to a mojito, but prosecco always reminds me of that time I ran into Prince William on a yacht in the middle of nowhere, great choice.

maybelle's mom said...

I love prosecco. Someday I will drink cocktails again.

Amy said...

I don't know about me in a white bikini; that could be almost blinding. But I love the drink idea!

Melissa said...

Amy's here! Krysta, Amy is awesome. Amy, Krysta is awesome. HEE.

Anyway.

You really dug the pool shots, eh? I think those were our best photos from the visit, but we did a nighttime visit so... indoors was kinda tough.

I'm sure this is great, but I'm not a cocktail gal. :)

Nicole Feliciano said...

I hope you'll link up to Friday's Feasts over at Momtrends. Here's the link:

http://momtrends.blogspot.com/2009/07/friday-feasts.html

Pam said...

You have completely redeemed your cocktail-less self with this cocktail!

noble pig said...

Nice one and oh how I miss Hearst Castle...thanks for the memories.

Phoo-D said...

Love this post and your new header! Now to track down a bottle of prosecco...

LilSis said...

I'm sold!

This cocktail looks excellent. I've never had prosecco, though. I guess now is a good time to try it!

tamilyn said...

Holy yumminess!

And I'd like that pool too.....

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