I'm pretty certain that a Fat Tuesday fete without a cocktail is, in fact, NO Fat Tuesday fete. Which is precisely the reason Mother, Sister and I created our very own signature Mardi Gras cocktail last weekend. (Those of you that know Sister will not find it surprising that what truly happened was that she busied herself tasting and naming the cocktail while Mother and I measured, mixed, squeezed, stirred and then cleaned up from said mixology session. Semantics, right?)
Anyhoo, Mother received rave reviews on it at her Mardi Gras affairs this weekend and, I must admit, it is some of our best work.
Throw Me Something, Mister Cocktail
4 oz. vanilla vodka
2 oz. amaretto
4 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 tsp. coconut extract
Juice of 1 – 1 1/2 limes
Ginger ale to taste
- Rim glasses with tinted sugar (more on that here) and fill half way with crushed ice.
- Mix vodka, amaretto, juices and extract. Divide between two to three prepared glasses, depending on how strong you like them and how big your glasses are.
- Add ginger ale to taste.
* I estimate we had 4 oz. of the mixture in each glass and then another 2 oz. of ginger ale and they were perfect!!
PS. THANK YOU for your support of our Chili & Beer Tasting party in the Party Party Contest. We took THIRD PLACE!! And our April Fools Day Dinner received the "Most Fun" Award.