Monday, February 23, 2015

Valentine's Day Cocktail

I wrote this post before we lost our Maddie girl.  I just haven't felt like hitting publish. I suppose now is as good a time as any. I've been slow to respond, but I want to make sure you know how much your comments and emails mean to The Dad and I.  Sharing your own stories of loss, and notes of thoughts sent our way, is so appreciated.  So thank you.

We very rarely make cocktails around these parts.  It's so much easier to crack a beer or open a bottle of wine.  But I do like to make them for special occasions, and this Valentine's Day was no exception.

I'm not a fancy mixologist, so I go for easy every time.
This has three ingredients.
Four, if you count the strawberry garnish.

I found a couple recipes online for the same drink.
I used this one:
Not necessarily a Valentine's Day drink, but the color was right.

For one cocktail you need:

2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Vanilla Vodka (or plain vodka with a splash of vanilla extract)
Splash of grenadine

Add a small amount of grenadine to the bottom of a martini glass.
Combine pineapple juice and vodka in a shaker with ice.
Pour over grenadine.
Add a strawberry heart.
Or, for any other occasion, a wedge of lime, pineapple, or a cherry.

Drink up.

Ain't she purdy?
Photogenic, too. :)


  1. It looks good and it's made with vodka... huge plus here because it is all I have for making cocktails. The strawberry heart is super cute too.

  2. How cute with the heart shaped strawberry! Looks good and it's simple enough to do!

  3. I started to read your post yesterday but had to stop and leave your page. Our dear Greyhound has cancer and we are going day to day here right now. Each day is a gift. She was diagnosed in Oct. and they said 6-8 weeks. Our sweet girl must not have heard that and is still here with us. She still smiles sweetly, looks for a cookie every morning and takes her pills 3x a day if they are surrounded in peanut butter.
    Your memories will always be with you and somehow it does get easier, but we never forget them. Take care!

  4. She is so pretty! And she looks delicious!!! I am at fault for always just doing the wine thing but this post may have just changed me...well your birthday party post had me thinking differently too....the special drinks that you make just add that extra bit of wonderfulness to your occasions! I need to try them! And I hope you get this comment!!! Your "thing" had to be made first so once I am sent a message that it has shipped which should be soon I will shoot you an on the look out! Nic


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