Make the Winter Go Away
. . .for a while anyway.
It's January and pretty cold here in the Northeast. Technically, we are only 18 days into winter, but we already have had a few snowstorms and a major ice storm. This nasty, cold weather often makes me want to hide under a blanket with a good book and a cup of coffee (perhaps with a bit of vanilla liqueur added).
However, some days it is fun to pretend that the cold weather is far away, and we are residing on a tropical island. To help with that feel, it is important to pull the curtains closed to hide one's view of the snow. Another helpful addition is a cocktail that has the taste and look of a warm climate. Luckily for you, I have a recipe that should fill that requirement.
This martini is a purple shade, somewhat akin to the sky as the sun rises over a beach in Hana. The sweetness of melon and raspberry mingle with sour and bubbles to produce a light, fruity drink. After a sip or two, the flavor will allow your mind to wander to thoughts of waves gently crashing against a white beach while your skin is warmed by the sun.
Warm yourself with a good drink and happy thoughts using this recipe.