Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summertime

Gosh, I cannot believe it's already June! I've spent the majority of this week preparing a new display board for our department, and getting all the Summer Reading Program decor in order. The theme this year is "One World, Many Stories". I think it's a really fun theme, and there is a lot we can do with that programming-wise. Summer is always our really busy time of the year, and we typically have over 2000 participants in our Summer Reading Program.

All that hard work lends well to a Summertime cocktail once I'm home! Always a fan of Arnold Palmer's, I was thrilled when Firefly Vodka finally made it to Michigan a few years back. I turned all my friends onto it too. Last Friday, we had my brother and his girlfriend over for taco night. I bought a bottle of Skinny Girl Margarita (great on ice with a splash of bubbly water), and a bottle of Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka. I had intended to buy Firefly, but decided to try something new.....
The family owned liquor store near my house always has a wide variety. One of the brothers who runs it is a wonderful resource on all things "spirited". Seriously, this man has a Phd. in alcohol, be it wine, liquor, mico brews...you name it, he can tell you all about it! He has helped us purchase wine as gifts and they are always a hit. He suggested the Whipped Cream Vodka (he knows all I drink is either beer, cider or vodka), so I bought it. It came with a little recipe card. We mixed it with orange pop, and got a creamcicle flavored drink that is to die for! But, be careful, they go down easy! There are other flavors too like Cotton Candy and Root Beer. I'd like to try them all, but that might be dangerous! Haha! Let me know if you try this and how you like it!

4 comments:

Cool Gal said...

Okay, this sounds amazing. I love creamcicles. I will buy a bottle for sure as it's fun to have different "spirits" on hand!

Bought a bunch of lemons and some club soda for my "Sweet Teas" this morning.

I can't wait to mix up my first one! :)

Suburban Princess said...

I remember years and years ago buying a bottle of vanilla vodka...unheard of! I mixed it with oj...omg! Deeeelish!

I always keep a bottle in my freezer now :O)

The Preppy Princess said...

It's funny how with certain drinks you can forget just how 'spirited' they are! So happy you are enjoying summer, now that it is *finally* here.

Sending you a smile Miss Princess,
tp

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

Hi there! I'm just stopping by to say hello and check out your blog-love it!

We're swap partners for Cool Gal's OPI swap. I sent you an e-mail. I can't wait to hear back from you :-)