Don’t you just love cocktails? Especially when the summer heat is almost unbearable and all you ever want to do is lie on a daybed, flip through a magazine and take periodic sips of your favorite concoction?
Last weekend, I mixed a refreshing pink cocktail. I sort of copied the recipe from my best friend Matha Stewart (but not entirely). It reminded me of all things fun and relaxing. I call it “The Pink Sister” in honor of my good friend Len, a Maryknoll sister who loves to laugh and talk and enjoy life, preferably with a drink in her hand.;)
Len heads Seedling of Hope, an NGO that works with poor people living with HIV/AIDS in Cambodia. When Hubby and I went to Siem Reap a couple of years ago, she flew in from Phnom Penh just to see us. She then took us to a place where Happy Pizza is served; so named because it is sprinkled with chopped marijuana a.k.a. ‘happy herbs’. Afterwards for drinks, we went to a swanky place called Miss Wong Cocktail Bar. Hubby will always remember that night as “the night I got tipsy with my wife and a nun.” Ahhh… happy memories!
So here’s a special cocktail especially mixed with you in mind, Sister Len! Cheers!
The Pink Sister
3 cups fresh orange juice, unsweetened
3 cups pineapple juice, unsweetened
2 cups rum (or more, if you want)
3-4 tablespoons lime juice
3-4 tablespoons grenadine
lots of ice
1. Pour all the ingredients in a pitcher. Mix thoroughly.
2. Chill and serve with lots of ice and a smile.
Food for Thought:
“I’ll admit I may have seen better days… but I’m still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut.”
Margo Channing (Bette Davis)
–All About Eve (1950)
“Look, sweetheart, I can drink you under any goddamn table you want, so don’t worry about me.”
Martha (Elizabeth Taylor)
–Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)