This will be short since my eyes feel like they are about to pop out of my head. Before they do, I have some news to share…
You might remember these little darlings:
My adults-only Mango Mojito Pops, the perfect spiked popsicle for summer. Well, they were featured on Redbook Magazine’s website! Squeal! (I find this incredibly exciting, in case that wasn’t clear.) Check out Redbook's round-up here: 14 Fun, Refreshing "Poptails"
And here’s how I remember the conversation I had with Andy after I received the email from Redbook (he may remember it differently...):
Me: (Speed dialing, breathing quickly, heart beating like crazy, trying not to squeal) Guess what??? I just got an email from Redbook asking if they could feature my mango mojito pops on their website!!!!!
Andy: (Silence) You mean the Redbook my grandma used to read?
Me: Well, yes. But it’s still Redbook Magazine! (Now picturing Andy’s grandma, Mimi, reading in the bathroom)
Andy: (Realizing that he’d better act excited) Wow! That’s really cool. Congratulations!
Me: (Still picturing Mimi reading in the bathroom) Sigh.
Anyway, I don’t really care who reads it, or where they read it, for that matter…I’m still excited! Yay!
What’s that? You think we should have cocktails to celebrate. Okay…twist my arm.
Homemade Cherry-Vanilla Liqueur
8 ounces Bing cherries, stems removed and pitted
8 ounces vanilla vodka
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake well. Let sit for at least a week, shaking occasionally. Strain and use in cocktails.
Check out my Cherry-Vanilla Sparkler using homemade cherry-vanilla liqueur …it's a slightly sweet and very refreshing summery cocktail.