Sometimes after work there are beautiful, sunny afternoons where all important work is put aside, and it becomes possible to enjoy life. For this perfect afternoon I sat outside on the deck, stretched out my legs, and read a book while basking in the sun. Some music played in the background and life was good.
What is needed to make a good life better? A cocktail, of course. Something light and fruity, and a little bit fizzy. After coming inside to check my level of redness, definitely some color, but not too much, I looked through my bookmarks to find a cocktail to make.
This Frenchy Cocktail looked beautiful and simple enough. Obviously I needed to buy all the ingredients so I put on my flip flops on and headed to the store. On the way I passed an adorable little boy, probably 8 or 9, singing as he walked home. He was so cute I couldn’t help but smile. As I did, he turned to me and said “Good Afternoon.” This made me smile even more so I turned and said good afternoon back and told him how much I liked his singing. He responded with a big grin and a cheerful thank you. My interaction with him made my perfect afternoon even more lovely!
Once I got home this cocktail took about 2 minutes to make; add some ice, portion out some pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and vodka, then top with some seltzer, done. I tried the drink with and without seltzer and the seltzer just adds a little extra zing. This is a delightful cocktail that seems fancy, but is super easy to throw together. I imagine this would be lovely in a pitcher for a party. A surefire way to make a great afternoon even better!
One Year Ago – S’more Cookies
The Frenchy Cocktail
Adapted from Intoxicology
Yield – 1 delightful drink
1 1/2 ounces Pear Vodka (I used Smirnoff)
3 ounces Pineapple Juice
1 ounce Cranberry Juice