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These, my loves, are dangerous.
Like…they taste so good, you can’t stop drinking them…and, okay, maybe just one more…turns into, okay, maybe just 10 more…and before you know it you are calling the bartender Wes when his name is really Steve and you wake up in the middle of someone’s bed with an excruciatingly bad throbbing headache and you have no idea where you are and you meakly whisper, “Hello?” to an empty room, praying relentlessly that it’s a female’s voice that answers and not some random dude’s…and then your best friend walks up the stairs and you feel so unbelievably relieved you just want to marry her then and there…
Not like that’s ever happened to me before :/
And change of subject…
I love lemon desserts! Especially lemon squares.
Who doesn’t, right?
They are always so creamy and dreamy and when the tartness of the lemon mingles with the sweetness of the sugar it’s like Will Ferrell has a bajillion yellow ribbon wands dancing around in your mouth.
This tastes just like that.
As you’ve read before, I can’t stand lemonade.
Unless, of course, it’s mixed with copious amounts of liquor…lots and lots of liquor.
Is that bad?
Lemonade just doesn’t do it for me. It tastes almost like powdered chalk and leaves a nasty residue on my tongue. Even if it’s real lemonade and not made from a package or already prepared lemonade, I still can’t stand it. But, mixed with booze, it takes on an entirely new life form in my mind.
I promise I’m not an alcoholic.
Did that last sentence just make you compare me to Sandra Lee?
Ok, so maybe sometimes that’s what I look like…but only on Fridays….and only because of you people…I mean, I can’t post a recipe that I haven’t taste tested, right?!?
That’s what I thought.
And speaking of taste testing…I have sampled these both with low calorie lemonade and with freshly squeezed lemon juice and liquid stevia drops and, surprisingly, the fresh lemon didn’t win out…and it probably has
everything nothing to do with the fact that it takes too dang long to squeeze fresh lemon juice when you know there is a perfectly fresh container of 15 calorie lemonade in your fridge because your husband so sweetly bought it for you the night before.
Yeah…patience isn’t a virtue I possess.
Getting to know you…
What’s your favorite lemon dessert/candy?
Have you ever made freshly squeezed lemonade?
Are you a patient person?
Lemon Square Martini
- 1 ¼ oz Three Olives Cake vodka
- ¼ oz Whipped cream vodka
- ½ cup 15 calorie Minute Maid Lemonade or crystal light
- squeeze of fresh lemon juice
- powdered sugar and/or cookie crumbs for rim optional. I used both
- Pour vodkas, lemonade, and fresh lemon juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake until chilled.
- Strain into a martini glass rimmed with powdered sugar and/or cookie crumbs.