Happy Hour: A Cool Summer Citrus
Jul 6, 2012
Of course, I choose the hottest weekend of the year to travel to New York City. 104 degrees with a 75% chance of thunderstorms, fan-tas-tic. But it’s not just the Big Apple that’s baking in the July sun, the entire nation seems to be experiencing a serious heat wave, so I thought this week’s happy hour should include a cocktail that is sure to cool you down.
It’s called a “poptail,” a popsicle made with the alcohol of your choice. Brilliant. This poptail creation includes vodka, pureed strawberries and fresh grapefruit juice. It’s creator at Endless Simmer calls it a Grapefruit and Strawberry Greyhound.
If I weren’t heading to NYC this weekend, I would be breaking out my juicer and popsicle molds.
I usually eat my poptails poolside, but there’s no law that says you can’t serve them for a nicer occasion. I think they would be an excellent choice for a rooftop party.
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