Après ski drankin’ is normally all about the hot stuff with booze added. Don’t get me wrong, it is my fav. However, there is something about having a nice summery type cocktail while looking out on snow covered mountains. I learned about this little treat of a cocktail last March while in Charleston with Nummy Num Num’s own RipleyPickles. -ts
1 ½ ounces vodka or gin
3-4 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (may need a little simple syrup if your is too sour)
Kosher salt to garnish rim
- First, rim a rocks glass with salt (if you love your booze like Sandra Lee use more vodka to rim the glass). Add vodka (or gin) and grapefruit juice, then stir with a few cubes of ice.
As much as I want to start this ingredient list with “two pink cans of lemonade” a la Emily’s now-infamous contribution to Kate’s engagement cookbook, I’ll refrain. This stuff is equal parts delicious and lethal. You should probably call A.J. (a.k.a. the best cab driver in Nashville) in advance.
1 can of frozen pink lemonade
6 beers (light beers are the best – if you throw a Heineken or another equally flavorful beer in here it’s going to wack out the flavor, and not in a good way)
gin (1 of the lemonade cans full or, as Emily says, “enough gin for however frisky you’re feeling”)
- Throw all of the ingredients in a pitcher and stir.
- Chill and serve on ice.
- Try to stay vertical.