Thursday, July 03, 2008

Boozin' It...

Yeah, Yeah, I know ....vodka was poured down the drain.

Nadine's Lemon Gin:

Zest two lemons....it's not easy. I scrapped my knuckles bunches but I kept tellin' myself it will be worth it!
Put the zest into a 8 oz jar. I actually added the rest of the lemon becuz I thought it was just a waste of fruit. I couldn't figure out how that tiny bit of zest was gonna flavor the gin.
Add Gin....I only used about half a jar of gin...4 oz....you can use vodka but like I said I poured it down the drain and I haven't bought any more.
Put the jar of gin and lemon in a cool dry place....I used my fridge! It's not a dry spot but neither is the jar of gin....Anything I'm gonna drink needs to be in the fridge.
Leave it in there for 7-10 days.
While I was making lemon gin, I did the same to a peach using the whole peach...I just sliced it up and added 4 oz of gin that too.....I figured if one flavored gin didn't work out the other would!
After the 7-10 days of waitin' for the lemon to flavor the gin, added 2 cups of sugar to 1 cup of water to a sauce pan and heat until the sugar is dissolved. This makin' a simple syrup. You make it as sweet as you like. I let it cool for about 10 minutes.
In the meantime, I smashed the lemon in the gin and then strained the lemon gin to get out all the pulp and zest thru a tea strainer.
And did the same to the peach gin.
Putting the gins back into their jars, I added the simple syrup, putting half in the lemon and half in the peach. Put the lids back on and put it back in the fridge.
I let it sit in there for about 2 weeks.
And yummy!!!
Well worth the scrapped knuckles!!

Nadine's Hard CherryLemonade:

8oz of Lemon Gin
4oz of Gin
1/2 cup of cherry syrup....I made that too.
1/2 cup of water.
Add all ingredients to a pitcher and add ice!
Nadine's FuzzyNavals:
80z of Peach Gin....or what's left after havin' to sample it a few times....so good!!
4oz of Gin
2oz of Peachtree Schnapp's....becuz after all the samplin'...you'll need it!
8oz of Orange Juice
Add all ingredients to a pitcher of shaved ice.

Enjoy!

5 comments:

Cindy R said...

The Cherry Lemonade sounds delicious! I will have to try that out.I'm not a big fan of Fuzzy Navels...drinks or humans!

Sorry to hear that you sold your bike, but it is better than letting it just sit there.
I love the picture of you on the toilet at Lowes! Girl you are crazy and I would LOVE to party with you one of these days!
Enjoy the 4th of July! When is that pool going to be ready?? I'm ready to go swimming and have a hot cabana boy bring me drinks!

Stay safe this weekend!
Cindy

Miss Thystle said...

I will be right over with the Dorito's & sour cream, those sound delish!

Diane said...

MY SISTER (WARMIE) GETS HERE THIS AFTERNOON!! Can you tell that I'm excited...lol.
Huggies,
Diane

Vickie said...

Ahhhh Nadine,
You could get me in trouble with these drinks. Peach Gin!!! And I have to wait how long?? 3 Weeks!! It does sound worth it though.
Peace

Bird said...

Sounds fabulous.