Keylime and Prosecco

This week was a beautiful one in the DC area: low humidity, plenty of sunshine, and beautiful breezy evenings.  To celebrate, I made two new recipes that I thought would blend well with the idyllic weather.  The first was a vodka gimlet, which I decided to hack a bit and use some of the key lime juice that’s been burning a hole in my refrigerator. The drink was great, easy and smooth and I think the key lime gave it a sweeter, more enjoyable kick that usual.

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Nellie and Joe’s famous key lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup

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On a lark this weekend I bought a bottle of prosecco and did a little surfing to see what concoctions I could whip up with it.  I settled on a Seelback that I found via the always helpful Imbibe magazine, which can be rendered as so:

  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 7 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 7 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • Champagne

This was not a favorite — I thought the concept was very interesting, but the end product ended up sort of boring, as if I had just dumped bourbon in a glass of sparkling wine.  Not a horrible taste, but it just didn’t click with me and came off a bit shrill.  I still finished it thought — can’t let all that product go to waste 🙂

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