Big Easy Martini's
With Mardi Gras in full swing, how about a couple of adult beverages this week. These New Orleans inspired drinks are a great way to celebrate any occasion.
3 cups mango vodka, chilled
3/4 cup pepper vodka, chilled
3/4 cup sweet and sour mix, chilled
3/4 cup Simple Syrup (recipe to follow)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice, chilled
2 tablespoons water
Purple, Green or Gold sugars
In a pitcher, stir together vodkas, sweet and sour mix, Simple Syrup, and lime juice.
In a small rimmed dish, place 2 tablespoons water. In separate small bowls, add colored sugars. ( you can use regular sugar if you wish). Gari=nish martini glasses, f desired, by dipping rims in water, and then dipping into desired sugar. Pour vodka mixture into glass, and add maraschino cherries, if desired.
In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup water to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool to room temperature before using. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to one month.
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