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Blueberry Lemon Cosmopolitan May 9, 2013

Filed under: Drinks,Thoughts for the Day — alaskafoodmom @ 8:25 pm
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We have had a very, very long winter in Alaska this year. So long in fact that we have had nine months of accumulated snow, 217 days in a row of the temperature not reaching 50 degrees breaking a 100 year record, and in six more weeks we will begin to lose daylight. I have gotten to the point that I really don’t believe that summer is even going to arrive this year. My 6 year old daughter keeps reminding me that we don’t have spring like everyone else. So depressing…..

So, I have decided to bring summer to me and stop waiting for Mother Nature. (I do have some choice words for her at the moment, but I will let you use your imagination on what those words are.) Nothing says summer to me more than blueberries and lemons.

The inspiration for this drink came a couple of months ago when my sisters and I enjoyed a wonderful happy hour at Orso’s. It was a beautiful winter afternoon of shopping in downtown Anchorage and then enjoying an early lunch/dinner. They had a Blueberry Lemon Cosmopolitan drink special and I liked it so much that I felt inspired to recreate it when we got home. The end result was so yummy that we had a very hard time making ourselves stop refilling our glasses that night.

Tonight was the perfect night to bring summer to me and resurrect this drink. It sure made me feel a little better and I hope it can do the same for you if Mother Nature has failed you like she has me.  Enjoy!

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Blueberry Lemon Cosmopolitan

1 oz Cointreau or orange liqueur
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice, about 1 lemon
1 oz Odwalla Blueberry B juice
1 1/2 oz blueberry flavored vodka

Add all ingredients to a cocktail mixer and add about 1 oz crushed ice. Shake for about a minute until very cold and frothy. Pour into cosmopolitan or martini glass and top off with lemon-lime seltzer water. Garnish with lemon slice and/or frozen blueberries.

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Welcome to Alaska Food Mom! May 4, 2011

Filed under: Thoughts for the Day — alaskafoodmom @ 5:15 am
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Welcome to Alaska Food Mom!

This is my blog of recipes, tips, and basically all of those things that everyone has ever asked me to write down. I hope that some of my tips and tricks will inspire you to cook more for your family and realize that it really isn’t hard with some planning. Enjoy and keep checking back often.