FROZEN GRAPES DAIQUIRI
I’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE
IN JUST a few days, lays a much anticipated family weekend-getaway to Beijing’s outskirt near the Great Wall. Long neglected enthusiasm and BBQ-equiped, we were gonna shake the clouds of illness that’s been shit-storming us for the the past entire year, and dare to freaking live again. Just a few days… juuust a dainty little few days… And fuck.
My Dumpling has to drop a death threat on me. I am being punished, for optimism.
If you knew me at all, you’d know that I am a walking train-wreck in situations like these ones. Not even an usually delightful box of frozen grapes can soothe. It needs to be boooozed up. Please, drink up. And I’ll see you on the other side.
Three tbsp of rum yields a mild booze. If your situation calls for more, knock yourself out.
Ingredients: adapted from straweberry daiquiri from allrecipes.com
- 1 1/2 cup (8.6 oz/245 grams) of frozen seedless black grapes, or concord grapes
- 1 1/2 cup (4.6 oz/130 grams) of ice cubes
- 1/4 cup (1.9 oz/55 grams) of grape-flavoured soda, or soda water
- 3 tbsp of dark rum
- 2 tbsp of powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice
- 2 tsp of lime juice
- 1/4 tsp of freshly grated nutmeg
Save the lime after juicing for garnish. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, put the squeezed lime on top. Straw in. Summer.
I AM BEING PUNISHED, FOR OPTIMISM
DavidJuly 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM
Ugh. It saddens me to hear the bad news about your pup. // The drink sounds lovely. Have you tried a Moscow Mule? Just Ginger ale, lime juice and an oz or two of vodka. It’s my favorite summer beverage, even unseated the almighty mojito.
mandy@ladyandpupsJuly 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM
DAVID: thanks, no I haven’t tried Moscow mule yet but i love the name already. If I can find a descent ale here… and it sounds much more deadly than a harmless daiquiri.
Belinda@themoonblushbakerJuly 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM
I can not put into words how sorry I am about the illness you darling dumpling is battling. Please keep hope Mandy, I am sending all my best wishes to you right now.
The drink sounds fantastic by the way. Perfectly paired with any choice of booze.
KariJuly 16, 2014 at 8:52 PM
Looks like a fantastic way to beat the heat.
sue obryanJuly 16, 2014 at 8:54 PM
poor dumpling. rrrgh. love the frozen grapes concoction, though . . . and the usual beautiful photos.
AshaJuly 16, 2014 at 9:03 PM
ouch! sorry to hear of the pup troubles. Fingers crossed and sending positive vibes, so they abate and you can enjoy your time away..
JasmineJuly 16, 2014 at 9:58 PM
Oh no! I hope Dumpling will be ok. Best wishes for all of you.
cynthiaJuly 16, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Oh poor Dumpling!! And poor you :( Sending you hugs, Mandy.
PangJuly 16, 2014 at 11:47 PM
Even though I LOVE your photos & recipe, it is sad & worrisome to hear about “dumpling.” :(
stephJuly 17, 2014 at 2:24 AM
sending dumpling lots of positive thoughts!!
MarielaJuly 17, 2014 at 4:31 AM
Sorry about the pup! :(
This recipe looks just perrrrfect….. and I’ll join you on the extra tablespoons of rum.
JesseJuly 17, 2014 at 5:53 AM
EileenJuly 17, 2014 at 7:19 AM
This looks like exactly what I need to be drinking right now while lounging in the backyard in giant sunglasses and a similarly giant hat. :) So delicious and refreshing!
Thalia @ butter and briocheJuly 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM
yes please i could definitely kick back with a couple of glasses right about now.. love it!
Mallory @ Because I Like ChocolateJuly 20, 2014 at 4:30 AM
These pictures are killer! What a great way to do frozen grapes justice!
33 BoroughsJuly 22, 2014 at 4:32 AM
I saw this and slapped a co-worker. You know, to restore balance in the universe.
I work from home.
So does my wife. This will be worth the night on the sofa though.