Posted by Guest Contributor, Christina Conrad. Once a month Christina shares an original cocktail recipe… this month – a Nectarine Mimosa! You can read more from Christina on her blog:
August brings warm summer evenings and fun getaways from city madness. Recently I took a weeklong vacation to Loon Lake, my boyfriend’s family tradition.
What are the best parts of vacation?
1) Waking up whenever you want.
2) Having nothing to do once you get out of bed.
3) Drinking in the middle of the day without looking like a drunk.
It’s a short list, but it’s the real meat and potatoes of leisure, if you ask me. There we were, eleven people on a lake, boating, playing, cooking, and sleeping. Three of the eleven family members were under the age of seven. “Ewww, really?! How was that?!” asked a friend of mine who obviously doesn’t have children. Her face looked as if she had smelled a rotten diaper. “The kiddos were actually really fine; full of energy and having the time of their lives. Plus, a cocktail to start the day never hurts.” It’s how I always imagined it, a few rambunctious rug rats running around until my glass is empty. “Fill up my special juice…” I say sweetly to the eldest, who is unknowingly the bartender. The picture is even lovelier when they aren’t your kids. Life is good on vacation.
Foodie Note: Squeeze your own fresh orange juice. Use one shot for the cocktail and drink the rest for breakfast. You’ll be so happy you did!
- 1 ripe nectarine
- 1 shot vodka, preferably Kettle One
- 1 shot orange juice
- 2 ice cubes
- Slice nectarine in half, remove pit, remove skin using vegetable peeler.
- In a blender, combine nectarine, vodka, orange juice and ice. Blend until smooth.
- Portion into two fancy glasses and top with Champagne.