Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Vodka Blush - Courtesy Magistra Peggy Nadramia, Mixologist

Mr. Castevet came in, holding in both hands a small tray on which four cocktail glasses ran over with clear pink liquid. “Mr. Woodhouse? A Vodka Blush. Have you ever tasted one? They’re very popular in Australia,” Mr. Castevet said. He took the final glass and raised it to Rosemary and Guy. “To our guests,” he said. “Welcome to our home.”

The Vodka Blushes were tart and very good.

from Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin, © 1967

And so was born the question: how do you make a Vodka Blush? Tell it dirty jokes? Compliment it profusely?

We suggest you follow the instructions below, and become the hit of your holiday party—whatever holiday it might be.


Cocktail shaker
Cocktail glass


2 1/2 ounces Vodka
3/4 ounces freshly-squeezed lime juice (strained)
Dash Grenadine

Fill shaker 2/3 with fresh ice. Add ingredients. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
--Peggy Nadramia

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