Friday, August 6, 2010


I'm heading to Chicago today for Lollapalooza.  It's one of my favorite music festivals, and is always put on in an excellent fashion.  Like most festivals, I go because of the middle-acts and not the headliners.  This year, some of my favorite bands, like The National and Arcade Fire will be playing.  Some new bands that I love, like Yeasayer, will be there as well. 

Hope you all have an excellent weekend as well - maybe this cocktail will put you well on your way:

(You can find the recipe at the Svedka vodka website.)

Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously.
Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge (optional).
  • 2 parts SVEDKA Vodka
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Sugar (or Simple Syrup)
  • Splash Lemon Juice

This is a flavorful cocktail, more flavorful than most vodka based cocktails.  The lime juice is strong, adding a nice sour kick to the cocktail.  My friend Justin, who was over drinking this with me, thought that it was "sweet, with a slight bitter feeling to it."  He added "you can hardly tell you're drinking any alcohol."

It is sweet, without a doubt, but it works.  It's similar to any sour drink you'd make, and since the vodka isn't imparting any noticeable flavor, you're going to get a lot of the lime juice on your palate.

Alright friends - I'm off to see some music!  See you next week!
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