This past weekend I had friends over for #SundaySupper. Well, it was really nice weather, so we opted to have cocktails and appetizers at home and then head down to the water for seafood at a favorite spot for dinner.
My guests said the cocktails and apps were so good, we should just skip going out to dinner! I said I didn't get dressed up to stay home, (LOL!) so we enjoyed our time at home and then ventured off for more yummy food dining out.
The cocktails were from a recipe a dear friend shared with me. She (Sharon) got it from a mixologists/bartender on a cruise ship. Tropical is a great name for it -- you could almost imagine being on the ship and sipping this yummy concoction!
2 parts good vodka (I used Grey Goose)
1 part Limoncello
1 part black raspbery liqueur
Sweet and Sour mix
Spash of orange juice
In a martini pitcher, add all the ingredients. You will probably almost fill the pitcher with the sour mix, depending on the size of your pitcher. Fill at least to double the alcohol, or a little more if you don't want it too strong. Slice a naval orange and place slices in with the liquid. Chill until guests arrive. To serve pour over ice and garnish with orange slices. This is so refreshing and not too sweet, but definitely a fruity drink for summer...or cruising! We enjoyed this with a warm artichoke dip and mixed crackers...recipe coming soon!