Turn your favorite non-alcoholic cocktail from your childhood into an adult beverage with the addition of amaretto.
Today marks many things. First, it’s the second-to-last day for one of my coworkers before she leaves us for another job in Wisconsin. Since we have a lab meeting tomorrow we will be venturing out for lunch today despite the clouds/chance of rain. Thankfully we don’t have to panic too much about cramming in as much time with her as possible because she has a boyfriend here in Columbus which will have her coming back to visit very frequently. I told him it’s a good thing we paid him, which got a good laugh.
Secondly, today is two of my friends’ and former lab-mates-in-crime birthdays! I used to bake crazy birthday concoctions for their birthdays every year and they usually involved peanut butter and chocolate because they were smart like me and realized it is one of the best combinations ever created. Last year was the first year of our separation and I actually mailed them both birthday goodies. This year however, I slacked off… sorry! How about a toast instead for both events? And not the crispy bread kind with butter on top, but a cool fruity alcoholic beverage. I made you all an adult version of a Shirley Temple but it’s not too crazy boozy because I only used amaretto. Feel free to spike with vodka is you’re feeling extra sassy today.
P.S. Ever since ZipList went under I’ve been on the hunt for a new recipe box sharing option for you all and it seems like I’ve finally found one – Yummly! I am now officially a publisher on Yummly which means you use the “Yum button” (located on the left hand side and at the bottom of each post along with other sharing options) to save recipes to your personal recipe box. Also be sure to check out my Yummly page to easily find and “Yum” my recipes. Happy yumming!
One year ago: Blueberry-Cherry Buckle
Two years ago: Healthier Cookie Dough Fondue
Three years ago: Goat Cheese Ricotta Gnocchi with Walnut Thyme Butter Sauce
SASSY SHIRLEY TEMPLE
1 oz. amaretto
1 Tbsp grenadine
4 oz. ginger ale or lemon-lime soda
Squirt of lemon juice
- Place ice in a tumbler. Pour amaretto and grenadine over the ice. Top off with ginger ale (or lemon-lime soda), a splash of lemon juice and stir. Serve with a cherries and a lemon slice for garnish.
Source: The Spiffy Cookie original, with the help of my friend Haley
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