You can’t just order this at the bar, you have to make it…or carry it into a party like a fireman carries a hose to a fire. I attended this ‘Mom’s Night Out’ Baby Shower and all they had to drink was wine. Wine makes me sleepy and when I inquired if the host may have other libations, she pulled out an opened Jose Margarita bottle she said they’d had for years. Looking at the 1993 date didn’t scare me at all compared with the fear I felt seeing the bold words on the bottle: “Refrigerate After Opening.” I bagged the idea of drinking with my mates and settled into a conversation about the next election and who would be funnier than me on Tosh.O, when out of the blue, someone spoke words that fell on my back like a warm baby blanket; “Laurie, Karen just walked in with a basket and she’s pouring something blue into a martini glass.” Karen, a hilarious woman who worked long hours as a DA, with red hair and a laugh so boistrous it should cure cancer, had arrived to the party Martha Stuart wicker basket in hand. Inside the basket were 10 martini glasses (she’s always prepared) and a jug of a blue drink she’d made at home.
I barely knew this girl, but she was always smiling, ready to laugh and now was rescuing me not from a night of boredom but into a friendship that has given me so many delightful memories. Since then we’ve been the best of friends.
Below is the drink she brought. Not sure how many it serves. Depends on how much you drink. (You could get 2 glasses or 12!)
Karen’ts Electric Blue Martini’s
1 1/3 cup Vanilla Vodka
2/3 cup Regular Vodka
¾- 1 cup Blue Curacao
1/3- ½ cup – pineapple juice
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2/3 cup simple syrup
Put some sugar (depending on the holiday, colored is fun, but not much goes with blue liquid…so be careful), lemon zest and vanilla in a bowl and mix together. Then pour sugar mix on a flat plate. Rub honey or lemon on the rim of the glass (the rim where your lips drink) (I have to say that cause someone may think it’s the rim of the bottom). Then dip the rim into the sugar. Mix all the above stuff together in a pitcher or something you can put a lid on and shake with ice. Then strain out the ice and pour into martini glasses rimmed with that sugar. Y. U. M.