Saturday, August 23, 2014

Polish Delight

Thank You to Match.com for sponsoring this post

Happy Saturday everyone!  This last week has been (at least for me) insane!!  Completely insane.....I honestly can't believe it's finally Saturday!  I have had deadlines galore that were personal, work related and even ones I've put on myself.  I do see the light at the end of the tunnel though, which is wonderful.

Our second oldest is turning "double digits" tomorrow.  If you haven't guessed....it is a VERY exciting time for him!  He has been counting down since there were "8 days left" to count.  The magic number today is "1"!!  Yeay!!  Today is his friends party, going to go see Earth To Echo.  Tomorrow is the family & friends (our friends who are the kids Aunts and Uncles) party.  We are all very much looking forward to both of those celebrations.

I was asked to create a Polish inspired cocktail which people can make on a date for the Polish dating section of match.com.  I was happy to be asked.  Apparently they have an advice section (http://advice.uk.match.com/polish-dating) where they answer many of the questions people ask about dating.  I did some research and came up with vodka, apple juice, apple cider and honey liqueur as all being common when making cocktail in Poland.  That was a great find because I have been looking for another opportunity to use my honey liqueur.

That aside, I knew that I didn't want to make a super sweet and sugary cocktail.  I also didn't want to make a bright or odd colored cocktail as well.  I needed to create something that both men and women would want to make, or even order at a bar or restaurant.  I decided to stick with my findings and add a little something extra to it as well.

This cocktail is really good.  I can taste the honey liqueur which is nice.  It is not completely overwhelming or anything at all.  It is just enough to let you know it is in there.  All in all, I think I have created a good one!

Here is my recipe for a Polish Delight:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce honey liqueur
  • 2 ounces apple cider
Fill up a cocktail glass with ice cubes.  In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above.  Shake and strain your mixture into the cocktail glass filled with ice cubes and enjoy your date!

Here is a photo of the end result:



Here is a photo of the ingredients:



Here's to dates, whether this date is your first, tenth or hundredth.  Enjoy it and have a great time!

Cheers!!

The Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.

2 comments:

  1. I think that looks great! I've got to try that elderflower; I keep thinking it's going to taste soapy for some reason.

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  2. Great recipy :) this bottle of vodka looks huge :o

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