Monday, February 14, 2011

Cosmopolitan

While I’ve been in many leadership situations throughout my work life, I’m a pretty good follower as well, so when a blogger buddy says this is too good to pass up, I try not to. Back in November, Pam, over At Sidewalk Shoes, posted her recipe for Cranberry Liqueur. Then in January, she posted a recipe for a Cosmopolitan and I decided to make a batch of the liqueur – actually 2 batches.

As I’ve said many times, Bev has been on, what amounts to, a low carb diet and she wanted me to make a batch of the liqueur using a sugar substitute – Truvia. They finished up this week and I made up one Cosmopolitan from each liqueur – they tasted pretty much the same except the sugar one was sweeter, and Bev actually preferred the other one. Here’s a shot of mine but for a really nice photo, go to Pam’s site or here.

I’m not a sweet drink kind of guy, but if I were, I’d love these and I think I'll try another one with more lime juice to see what I think. One caution – these things are like manhattans or martini’s and will quickly put you on your arse. I can see many of uses for the cranberry liqueur in sauces and baking, like the muffins Pam suggested.

Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for stopping by.

Larry

8 comments:

  1. What a beautful red drink for Valentine's Day!

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  2. Dude... lovely drink for today.

    But it is just hard to envision that guy in the photo on your blog with a pink martini.

    But of course we both know the many indignities we have to suffer to please the Bev's in our life.

    Great post, well done on every level

    Dave

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  3. I'm so glad you liked them!!!

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  4. I'm not a sweet drink person either but that Cosmopolitan is just perfect for Valentine's Day. I would have to make an exception in this case.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and Bev.

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  5. Lovely drink Larry. A Cosmopolitan is one of the prettiest drinks ever.

    You know what they say......one martini, two martini, three martini, floor.

    Happy Valentine's day to you and Bev.
    Sam

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  6. Love a good Cosmo - and I love homemade liquors. Beautiful drink photo - Happy Valentine's Day!

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  7. The fact that it's sweet is exactly why I'm staying away from it! I don't need to end up on my arse due to my sweet tooth! But the drink sure is pretty.

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  8. Alexis loves sweet drinks so she'd like the one Bev liked. This was perfect for valentines day.

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