I think of this as my mother's drink. It is for when you need to make any day a special day. It is a classic cocktail, from the days of Mad Men. We enjoy them with a restrained abandon; as though beauties the likes of Marilyn Monroe were still adored and people still took the time to sit and enjoy a proper cocktail before a dinner party.
What I would do for one right now. It is a rainy Saturday in South Eastern China and I enjoyed it in ways I would never take the time to at home. I went shopping with a girlfriend, we had pedicures and lunch. Now I am sitting on my balcony, with bright red toe nails, watching the day light fade as gigantic raindrops christen the trees which are beginning to flower. I am plotting to buy a bottle of Chinese Kafka vodka and seek out some limes...all the while wishing my mother were here.....
- 1 cup water
- 3 packets stevia
- 3 oz vodka
- the juice of 6 limes
Heat limes in the microwavable for 1 min to bring out the juice. Press the limes for all the juice. If you are like us, you will take the pulp as well. Fill a cocktail shaker with the juice and pulp, vodka, stevia, water and as many ice cubes as will fit.
Shake for a couple minutes. Serve over ice or not. The key is to rest, relax and enjoy!
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