Thursday, July 03, 2008

Boozin' It...

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

Nadine's Lemon Gin:

Zest two'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 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 good!!
4oz of Gin
2oz of Peachtree Schnapp's....becuz after all the samplin''ll need it!
8oz of Orange Juice
Add all ingredients to a pitcher of shaved ice.



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!

Miss Thystle said...

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

Diane said...


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.

Bird said...

Sounds fabulous.