Good Morning, Friends!
I hope you all had a great weekend and that you have been staying cool during these hot, hazy days. This oppressive heat has me yearning to return to Pennsylvania, where I spent a week with my family this month, to enjoy the gorgeous 75 and 80 degree daily highs (sigh).
I had a blast while I was there. Besides soaking up some much needed R & R in the gorgeous Pennsylvania-Dutch countryside, I also had a great deal of fun and excitement. We went to a Pirates game (boo, they lost), horseback riding in the mountains (My horse was super sassy. A girl after my own heart!), roasted some s’mores by the fire (with Reese’s peanut butter cups, because they make ALL the difference!) and sipped cocktails by the pool at Aunt Sue’s house (one of my favorite pastimes).
Aunt Sue is one of my favorite people. She is sassy, gorgeous and an incredible musician/singer. She pretty much rocks. Plus she also loves to cook and has lent me a few fabulous recipes (I can’t wait to share them with you, too!). This recipe is for a simply heavenly cocktail that you won’t be able to get enough of. It’s creamy, dreamy and a wee bit tangy. It’ll make you say “AWWWW YEAH, AUNT SUE!” Plus it keeps well, so you can make a whole bunch of it and sip on it all week long. Woohoo!
Sue’s Whipped Sunset
1 shot (1.5 oz) of Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
2 shots (3 oz) of sours mix
2 oz of pineapple juice
1 splash (1/2 oz) of grenadine
a handful of ice
whipped cream for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients, except for whipped cream, in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake until well mixed. Pour contents of shaker into a glass with ice and garnish with whipped cream.
For larger batches made ahead of time, multiply each ingredient by 10. Pour into a pitcher or large bottle and stir to combine. Shake/stir each time before serving.
I hope you enjoy this sweet summer treat as much as I did; and when you make it, be sure to shout a quick little, “Thanks, Aunt Sue!” to send her a little love from wherever you are. Also, please drink responsibly and don’t drive if you’ve had too much to drink. That’s bad, y’all.
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