So quick and easy, how have I not made this before?
- 1/8 c olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 lb pasta
- 2 tbsp vodka
- 1/2 c heavy cream or creme fraiche
- 1/4 c chopped parley
In a 12 inch skillet heat oil over medium heat, add garlic, peppers and a pinch of salt and cook until fragrant. Add tomatoes and cook for 15 minutes to thicken. Reduce to low once thickened.
Cook pasta according to package.
Add drained pasta to sauce, stir in the vodka and cream. Cook for a 2 minutes. Top with parley and serve.
pThis pasta sauce is so light and the lemon is so refreshing! Best of all it is ready in less than 20 min.
8 oz pasta
1 c creme fraiche or heavy cream
1/4 c lemon vodka
Zest of 2 lemons
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 c parmesan, grated
Cook pasta according to package.
2 min before pasta is read stir together creme fraiche, vodka, zest, juice and Parmesan in a 12 inch skillet and heat on low. Add Pasta and stir until well coated, add pasta water to thin if needed.
Serve topped with parm and pepper.
Serves 2 – 4.
This is the perfect refreshing beverage for a Indian summer night.
1/2 oz st germain
1/2 oz lime juice
1 1/2 oz vodka
Combine st germain, lime juice and vodka in a glass filled with ice. Slowly pour in seltzer and garnish with a lime.
It’s Friday, it’s hot and I’m ready for a drink! This is the perfect cocktail for a hot summers night!!
2 parts Vodka
1 part St-Germain
½ part Lime Juice
Mix is a shaker with ice, serve in a martini glass.
I have this bottle of violet liqueur that has been sitting in my liquor cabinet untouched, which felt wrong. So I started experimenting and this is what I came up with. Not too sweet, light and refreshing.
1.5 oz vodka
0.5 oz violet liqueur
2 dash orange bitters
2 oz seltzer
In a shaker with ice, stir together vodka, violet liqueur and bitters. Pour into a rocks glass over ice add seltzer.
I love my Vitamix, who’d a thunk it would turn me into a blended cocktail drinker? Tonight it’s frozen vodka lemonade – kinda fun.
1/3 c vodka
2 lemons, peeled
3 TBSP sugar
2 c ice
Combine in Vitamix or blender. Purée and serves.
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur, preferably Luxardo
1/2 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
3 drops crème de violette, preferably Rothman & Winter
1 (1/4-inch-thick) cucumber slice
Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
Combine the vodka, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, and Chartreuse in a cocktail shaker and fill the shaker halfway with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass, top with the crème de violette, and garnish with the cucumber slice
It’s Friday Night, which means cocktail night! I love Domaine de Canton – ginger flavored liquor!! I found this recipe on their website – the slash of chambord & oj are perfect! It is the perfect way to start the weekend!
1 part Domaine de Canton
1 part Vodka
Splash Orange Juice
Combine over ice in cocktail shaker. Shake & serve.
Tomorrow I reach a major milestone… I’ll have been legal to drink in the US for 1/2 my life. So to get this party started I’m making Pom Cosmos tonight! Thanks Bon Appetite for the inspiration!
3 oz vodka
1 oz Countreau
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz pomegranate juice
1 orange twist
Combine in a shaker, add ice, shake, pour & enjoy!!