So Saturday night a friend and I went into the city (DC) for "Shecky's Night Out". It's basically a bunch of vendors selling accessories and clothing. They also have FREE drinks and beer all night and we even took part in a beer tasting with food pairing demo. At the end of the night you pick up your free gift bag with all these free samples inside (some were a bit more exciting than others, but hey, it was free!). They charged $15 for the whole night if you got your tickets in advance. Completely worth it I thought. Each vendor had a table or two set up with their wares and you could try on the jewelry or clothing (they had these cute little cabanas for that).
And did I mention, the drinks were freeeeee!?!? They had three different cocktails to try using different blended liquors (brands which helped to sponser the event). "Xrated" Fusion liquor mixed with SKYY vodka made a "Flirtini". Very sweet - like a cosmo sort of. The MIDORI margarita (many did not like this - it was tart but may be better on it's own rather than after having the sweet flirtini drink). But my favorite by far was the "Shop Til You Drop"...may just be my new "signature drink" (a la Clinton Kelly from the show "What Not to Wear" in the book "Freakin' Fabulous" he speaks of having a signature drink and knowing what your friends' siggie drinks are so that you can have them for them when you entertain)!!
Here's the recipe:
"Shop Til You Drop"
1 1/2 parts SKYY Infusions Citrus Vodka (I will use Absolut Citron b/c it's what we have in our freezer)
2 parts lemonade
splash of club soda
Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Very refreshing and summery!
I also have my "Pomegranite Punch" that I make in the summer!!! Yummy!
Okay - still have not tackled organizing the rest of the drawers and closets.....maybe I need to have a nice cold drink first. ;)