I’m not quite sure why or when, but at some point poodles became a thing here at Casa de Potter. Poodle can be used as an expletive as in, “Poodle dammit, who drank all of the vodka?” It can become a Tourette’s like interjection when something really fabulous happens, “POODLE!” Poodle can sometimes be the word that replaces the word someone can’t recall, “Where the hell did I put that damn…poodle?” There’s no rational explanation for this phenomenon. We have three dogs, and only one of them is possibly part poodle. We call him a Shih-Poo. Since he was adopted in a parking lot, his lineage is questionable at best.
But I digress. Last week I made the Pink Poodle Cocktail my raison d’etre. After extensive mixing, remixing, tasting, and testing I came up with a libation that makes me say, “POODLE!” after every sip. Hopefully it will do the same for you, or at the very least it will make you say, “Yum.” Tart, sweet, with a refreshing cherry after note, you can serve it frozen or chilled and strained. If you can’t find Meyer lemons, regular lemons will do, but the Meyer adds a little something extra for sure.
What is a pretty pink potent potable, for ten, Alex? A Pink Poodle Cocktail, that’s what.
- 3 oz. Vodka
- Juice of One Meyer Lemon
- Juice of One Lime
- Splash Grenadine
- 2 oz. Cherry Juice
- 2 oz. Simple Syrup (to taste)
- Hot Pink Sanding Sugar
- Lime Wedge
- Dip rim of cocktail glass in grenadine.
- Dip in sugar.
- Fill a 16 ounce cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add vodka, lemon, lime, grenadine, simple sugar and cherry juice.
- Pour into blender and blend.
- Pour frozen drink into cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and cherry.
- Makes two cocktails.
Everybody say, “POODLE!”
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