26 December 2006

A Cranberry-Orange Drink for the Holidays

Some drinks just taste like Christmas - or Valentine's Day. A Brandy Old Fashioned Sweet — popular here in Wisconsin — is one of them.

"The Faraway" from Christine Cooks is another.

Made with orange juice, cranberry juice, vodka and lime, it sounded so good, I had a difficult time waiting until Christmas Eve to make it. I made a pitcher that night and another on Christmas Day. I added a pinch of sugar and it was sublime. We finished off a nearly empty bottle of Absolut in the process.

You can read about the drink's provenance and the measures of ingredients at Christine's blog.

I highly recommend it.

12 comments:

cucina testa rossa said...

Sounds sublimely spectacular! Bonne Annee!

Mimi said...

It was very refreshing! (Oh, to be drinking it in Paris ow...)

FarmgirlCyn said...

Oh yeah! How can anything with vodka and cranberry juice be bad!!! One of my new favorites is a vodka gimlet. I went online for the best recipe! 2 shots vodka, nearly 2 shots sweetened lime juice. Shake together with lots of ice. Into icy cold martini glass, squeeze 1/4 of a fresh lime. Run lime remains around rim of glass. Pour vodka/lime juice mix into glass. Sit back and enjoy!!! (I keep martini glasses in the freezer for such an occasion as these!!)

Mimi said...

Sounds good, Cyn: A nice way to welcome the new year with your favorite snacks. I've never made one so maybe I'll do that this weekend.

How did we every get by without the Internet to turn to for recipes?

Kristen said...

That does look like the perfect seasonal cocktail!

Mimi said...

It was pretty darn good ... must get some more orange juice so we can have more tonight. LOL.

Fiona said...

Great drink Mimi ! Cheers.

Mimi said...

Cheers, Fiona. It's almost 2007 where you are.

Jann said...

Mimi, you need to get to Paris really soon-it has caused you to drink, I'm afraid to say! hee-hee....I wish you were there now sipping!

Mimi said...

A little of this might be a dangerous thing, Jann.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for putting this on your blog Mimi. And I'm so glad you've enjoyed it so much!
Happy Anniversary!!

Mimi said...

Oh, it's so refreshing — best mixed drink I've ever tasted.