This cocktail was requested by our dad. He saw this recipe on ‘Drink Up’ by Daryl Robinson on the Cooking Channel. It’s a cocktails only show that features a different kind of alcohol each episode. This is a vodka recipe called ‘Siberian Sling‘. I’m not really sure what I think of when I hear those two words but I’d say they’re a little intense for this light and fresh drink.
1 Small bunch of fresh Tarragon leaves
1 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces Vodka
3/4 ounces honey syrup (3 parts honey, 1 part water)
6 ice cubes
To make the honey syrup you’re simply going to whisk together your 3 parts honey and 1 part water in a separate bowl. (I chose to use 3/4 cup honey to 1/4 cup water to serve 6 drinks. It was plenty)
The first step of the recipe makes me laugh. You need to slap the tarragon. Yep, it’s just how it sounds. Leave a couple tarragon leaves out for garnish and place the rest in the palm of your hand…and SLAP! Seems silly but the slap releases the juices, or the aromatics of the tarragon. My dad demonstrates below…
Drop the tarragon in the bottom of the cocktail shaker and add the lime juice, vodka, and honey syrup.
Add two ice cubes to the shaker and shake only a couple times.
Strain mixture into a glass filled with 4 ice cubes.
Top it off with club soda.
Give it a little stir, garnish with a couple tarragon leaves and serve.
By the way, it’s our beautiful mom’s Bday and these are the pretty sunflowers we bought her.
Sunflowers make me happy!
Now for the dip recipe…..
Sean and I are going to Albuquerque, where he is originally from, to visit his fam on Tuesday. We like to give Sean a hard time about being from New Mexico, because…well, it’s fun to tease him. As much as we like to mess with him, one thing we love about New Mexico (and really what it is best known for) is the green chile. We have a bunch in our freezer and I decided to defrost some and give Seany a little taste of home with a green chile dip.
I really loved the way this turned out. Tasty, creamy, smokey, cheesy with a little heat from the chile. Those who helped devour it last Sunday gave it two thumbs up. That Betty Crocker knows what she’s doing!
Here’s what you’ll need:
HAPPY SUNDAY SIPPING and SUNDAY MUNCHING!!