It’s Tuesday, and I need a drink. Since it was like a million degrees in Napa this weekend, I’ve been non-stop
drooling daydreaming about this fabulous concoction the fabulous Kortni fabulously created. The name is a combination of an inside joke of ours, and the delicious and unobtrusive mint flavor. I suppose tonight’s the perfect night to bring my dreams to life. After work, that is.
Kortni is so amazing, that she actually brought this tasty and refreshing beverage to me in a water bottle upon my (stress-filled) arrival to the airport in Portland. Read all about our adventure here! She really, really is the best.
The secret ingredient is rose lemonade. I know, rose lemonade? But seriously, it ties everything together. It’s made by Fentimans, a brand I’d never heard of before. I was ecstatic to find out that I can buy Fentimans’ beverages in Napa! Here’s for a listing by state. They also make other interesting and very tasty flavors (dandelion and burdock– what?), all of which I’m excited to try.
- 6 blackberries
- 6 mint leaves
- 5 ice cubes
- 2.5 oz. vodka
- 1 oz. lemonade
- 2.5 oz rose lemonade
- In a shaker, muddle blackberries and mint.
- Add ice cubes, vodka, lemonade, and rose lemonade. Shake until well-combined and chilled.
- Strain, using a sieve, and pour into two glasses, and garnish with mint and/or a blackberry.
Makes two servings.
What I love about this drink, is that it’s so light and refreshing! The lemonades and blackberry add just a hint of sweetness and it doesn’t taste boozy. This could easily be made in a larger batch to be served at parties or a summertime picnic. When we ran out of rose lemonade, we substituted other juices to create new cocktails.