Friday, September 19, 2008

Late, late Friday afternoon cocktail

Couldn't be helped this week. Sometimes the office calls, and all hope of making happy hour vanishes.

Summer ends this weekend, as does the Milwaukee Brewers' chances of making the playoffs. Maybe because it's the end of summer, or the Milwaukee Brewers are playing the Cincinnati Reds, or to celebrate JB Van Hollen's lawsuit to try make Wisconsin voting less like a banana republic, I thought a cranberry recipe or two were in order.

Rum Runner
Ingredients:

* 1 1/2 oz Malibu rum
* 1 oz Blackberry brandy
* 3-4 oz Orange juice
* 3-4 oz Pineapple juice
* 3-4 oz Cranberry juice

Mixing instructions:

Mix all ingredients in glass & add ice.


The "Holy Autumn":

1.5 oz cranberry vodka
1/4 oz Chambord
1/2 oz cranberry juice
garnish with 3 fresh cranberries



And of course, the cosmopolitan.