Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tax Relief?? Cheers: The Money Maker

The Color of Money?
Lots of fun things come to my inbox, most recently a recipe for a new drink from the mixologist at Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida...Great spot, lovely for retreats (I want to do this Salt Cooking School they have. I love my salts! Brilliant idea)..

Well, if you are at ALL like me, you were in the car at midnight. (Rose B, if you are reading this, you DO know I think of you every April 15 at midnight, right?) But here's the thing. In Charlotte, at least, "late hours" post office? TEN O'CLOCK. Ha. That is SO not late in my book.

Anyway, with all the paper flying, stamp-sticking and tears (there are always tax-time tears in this house), no drinks were made yesterday.

Today is recovery day. I've vowed to budget better. I've vowed to save more. And I've vowed to try this drink. Hey, whatever works, right?

The Money Maker is the creation of Mike Bell, Ritz-Carlton's Amelia Island mixologist. Pear vodka, melon liqueur, fresh lemon. I don't know if it will bring me more money in 2011, but I am pretty sure this will keep me quite happy.

Tax Day Relief Drink - The Money Maker
“On Tax Day, you are either celebrating a refund or hoping for better results next year, but in
either case you can always use a little relief,” says Bell.
1 ¼ oz Pear Vodka
½ oz Midori
½ fresh squeezed lemon

Preparation: Combine Pear Vodka, Midori, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and
pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime twist around a lemon wedge.


Anonymous said...

I'm not really a fan of vodka, but pear vodka? Yes, please!

Unknown said...

too funny - I'm definitely in need of some tax day relief. lol