I am not in Florida...yet
Does anyone notice a theme here? After Tuesday's non-blizzard in NYC, our Thursday flight to FL was cancelled. Please don't ask me to explain it. Wednesday morning we awoke to clear skies, snow stopped, traffic zooming along barely slushy streets...yet Delta cancelled our flight more than 24 hours in advance. But they're really sorry, so that's nice.
It only took a whole day to reschedule our flight, hotel, rental car, car service. We'll still get there, but not till Saturday. As soon as the details were arranged, we high-tailed it out of the city to PA. And what better use to make of a found day than to do something I've been meaning to do for ages? Rearrange the wine closet!
Rack the elderberry wine.
Decant the beet-infused vodka.
And create a cocktail using said beet-infused vodka.
I wasn't wild about The Ruby (a martini variation) but fared better with a twist on The Manhattan. A couple ounces of bourbon, beet-infused vodka instead of vermouth, a sploosh of lime seltzer, and instead of a maraschino cherry I whipped up a ginger simple syrup for sweetness. It's a work in progress...I fear more research will be required.
Oh, and because my camera was packed for Florida, you're stuck with cell phone pictures again!