My friend Texpatriate has made up a new drink: the Lemon Gloria.
It sounds a little fancy and a lot delightful.
2 0z Tito's vodka
1 fresh lemon, juiced or 2 Tbs lemon juice extract
Sprig of fresh mint
1. Lightly crush mint, add to shaker of ice.
2. Add Tito's and lemon juice. Shake well.
3. Pour a tall glass 3/4 full of sparkly white.
4. Strain shaker into glass, slowly, without foaming.
5. Garnish with lemon slice covered in sugar.
He's older than me and so I've literally known him since I was born. Our families are old, old friends. Our parents were in the Peace Corps in Afghanistan, and then both families lived in Bangladesh while we were children. We later overlapped for a year in Delhi.
Without relatives around, our families became family for each other, celebrating many a holiday together. Once, in high school, someone suggested to his younger brother that I might be a good dating prospect. And his brother said, "Lisa? That would be like incest!" Exactly.
He and I recently reconnected through the blog world. He lives in Texas and we haven't been in touch in years. But Betty told his mom about my blog, and his mom told him.
And now I have a new old old friend. And I have to find this fancy schmancy hand-crafted vodka (which I'd never heard of before) and try it! Thanks, J!