Thank God it’s Flight-day


It’s Spring (officially) but it’s pretty confusing out here in the City if you ask me. It’s freezing one minute and the next I’m wondering if I should finally buy those cute pair of shorts I’ve been eyeing, since March. (Have legs, will flaunt). And that’s not all that I’m confused about. I was planning on a seasonal cocktail recipe for this blogpost, but the weather has been so bipolar, I honestly couldn’t decide what to stir up. So I made them all and now it’s a flight of cocktails instead! Why on earth should Beer & Scotch have all the fun anyway? 

According to me, there are three kinds of cocktail people in this world 🌎. 

  1. The sweet floral/fruity people. 
  2. The “herb”ivores.
  3. The “can you make mine spicy” people.

Of course this is completely based on no research whatsoever. But it is my blog, so what I believe is what matters I guess. There are some “no-cocktails” kind of people in this world too, but I forgive them. Good Karma right there! 

For this particular flight, I’m sticking to Vodka based cocktails. I basically think of Vodka as plain tasteless ethyl alcohol and it happens to be my least favorite spirit. But it also happens to be the most popular (I’ve been told) & the most versatile (years of experience)! So it’s in everybody’s best interest that I keep my opinions to myself. (On this matter)

The Great Vodka Cocktail Flight (Skinny)

1. Plums & Roses 🌹 

  • 1/2 plum, cubed (please throw out the pit)
  • Dried rose petals: 1 tbsp
  • 1 sachet truvia (sweetener): dissolved in 1 oz water
  • 1 oz lime juice 
  • 1 + 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Rose water  

Muddle the first 4 ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass (not to a pulp but just enough to bruise the fruit). Add some crushed ice to a champagne flute (about 1/3 full). Add the muddled mix on top. Add the vodka and rose water. Stir and serve! 

2. Down by the Bay(leaf)  🍃 

  • 1 + 1/2 oz vodka 
  • 1 oz Cointreau 
  • 1 oz lime juice 
  • 1 bay leaf for cocktail + 1 bay leaf for garnish 
  • 1 oz honey 
  • 1 oz chamomile tea (room temperature) 

Fill more than half the cocktail shaker with ice. Add all the ingredients (not the garnish). Shake and serve up with a bay leaf as garnish. 

P.S. I did a half rim with crushed pepper & salt (optional of course) 

3. The Half Blood Martini 🍸 

  • 1 + 1/2 oz Vodka 
  • Juice of half a ruby red grapefruit 
  • 1 oz lime juice 
  • Dash of Goya hot sauce (or the one from your refrigerator)
  • 1 sachet truvia(sweetener) dissolved in 1 oz water 
  • Wedge of grapefruit for garnish 

Fill more than half the cocktail shaker with ice. Add all the ingredients (not the garnish). Shake and serve up in a martini glass. Garnish with the grapefruit wedge.

P.S. I did the rim with Mccormick Sriracha seasoning & salt mix. (It makes a huge difference)

Cheers!!! 

Oh and some of the products I used👇🏻

https://www.greygoose.com/us/en/lda.html?refUrl=/us/en/our-vodkas/our-vodkas.html

http://www.cointreau.com/us/en/?gclid=CMqZouCqjNQCFYlKDQodFj0C0Q

https://www.goya.com/en/products/cooking-bases-sauces-and-marinades/hot-sauces

https://www.truvia.com

https://www.twiningsusa.com/templates/product.aspx?ProductGuid=F08461&GroupGuid=74

http://m.wholefoodsmarket.com

https://www.mccormick.com/gourmet/spices-and-flavors/blends/sriracha-seasoning

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6 thoughts on “Thank God it’s Flight-day

  1. That intro cracked me up so hard Grishma. You are the awesome crayyyyyyyyzayyyyyyy xD Singularly modest. You must consider writing a non-fiction book. Mean it. Take your time. Cheers!

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    1. That would be the day!! Thank you so much for appreciating the blogs.. Hopefully someday I’ll have enough confidence to think I could pull a book off. 😊

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