Thursday, April 19, 2012

Spin Cycle--TAB (Tasty Adult Beverage)

After a week home with her son for Spring break, all Gretchen could think about was how lovely it would be to have him back in school and be able to enjoy a good cocktail.  Toward that end, she wanted cocktail recipes.
We are not ones to make elaborate cocktails.  Nick has been brewing beer and that is involved, but mostly before you drink it.  I like to have simple stuff like Bailey's or Disaronno on the rocks or a good glass of wine.  On occasion we will do Bloody Mary's, but mostly we just don't mix cocktails.
Although there is one drink that I do like to mix up.  'Nilla Coke, the adult version.  You get vanilla vodka and the coke of your choice.  I prefer the non caffeinated version, but you could use diet or regular--your choice.  Take a tall glass and add ice to fill the glass.  Add one to two shots of the vanilla vodka (depending on how strong you want your drink) and then fill the rest of the glass with coke.  Then I add a straw but it's not necessary.  Take your drink and go someplace nice, sit and enjoy--say the back yard on the patio or deck.
This is a drink I like to have in the summer.   It tastes just like a vanilla coke and goes down really easily.  I have not tried cherry vodka, but I want to.  I miss cherry coke and would like to have one again.  Since caffeine and I don't play well together, the only way I'm going to get one is to mix one myself with caffeine free coke and cherry vodka.  That's why I made my 'Nilla Coke drink.  Try one, they're really good.
Now head over to Gretchen's place, the drink recipes are bound to be better than mine, go ahead and drink up.  Just don't over imbibe, that's not so fun.

Second Blooming


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I do not drink alcohol hardly ever, but I do like vanilla cokes! :D

Nadine Hightower said...

I mix up Vanilla Dr Pepper using vanilla rum. Not as harsh as the vodka. It goes down just as smooth as the Vanilla Dr Peppers from Sonic!

gretchen said...

Wow, I had never thought of doing that! Yum! Sounds like an excellent summer beverage with lots of ice!

You are linked!

MiMi said...

I like malibu rum and pineapple juice.

becca said...

I really don't drink not sure if it's because i can't bring myself to pay that huge price for alcohol or I am just not interested

Sprite's Keeper said...

Mm, I remember the Nilla Cokes, they were good!
Have you tried Amaretto with cherry juice? Like a cherry crumble, but without the extra chewing. :-)

Stacy Uncorked said...

I drink vanilla coke, so I'm definitely going to have to try Nilla Coke! :)

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