I only recently realized how my favorite cocktail can also serve as a decorative object.
I don't know what this particular drink is called. I have been told it tastes like a liquefied Jolly Rancher. I have never had a Jolly Rancher, so I cannot confirm this assessment.
2 oz. vanilla flavored Vodka (any brand-I have made it with Stolichnaya, Absolut, and Skye brands)
1.5 oz. Midori
2 oz. lemon juice with 1 tsp sugar dissolved (or you can use sour mix instead of the juice and sugar)
Shake with ice
It is super yummy and makes me almost feel like I am getting the hang of being a mom. Almost. But such confidence is not in my nature and it feels odd to shake off the cloak of guilt, doubt, and self-criticism which enshrouds my parenting skills, so I don't indulge that often. That and the fact that it is the equivalent of 3 glasses of wine and I am a lightweight.
But look how pretty it is!