Bunnies, bunnies, bunnies!
July 4, 2011 by Lenora Le NoireFirstly I’d like to thank you all for your support in sharing my little cooking blog with your friends, coworkers and family. I am so touched and honored to have you all in my life. A special thank you to Vince, especially- darling I appreciate and adore you to bits.Today will be short and VERY sweet with just one thing on the menu….Booze.Those who’ve been to the Fat Glam Kitchen in the flesh know that I love to entertain, and I will never host without a big shivering pitcher of my now-infamous mango-watermelon champagne cocktail. Everyone always asks for the recipe, and now I will finally share it with you all!This is ridiculously simple, by the way! Get yourself a big pitcher or punchbowl and lets bar-tend!The base is , of course- champagne! It can be cheap, expensive, sparkling wine- anything with booze and bubbles will do. Personally, I prefer to save the expensive bubbly to sip daintily from 1930s Art Deco champagne glasses, so I just used a big ol’ bottle of Baby Canadian. I’m classy!Lenora’s Mango Watermelon Champagne Cocktail
What you need:
-1L champagne of anykind.-3 ounces (1 ounce= one shot, by the way!) grenadine-5-8 ounces vodka (as many as you’d like, really. I use about 5 to 6)-2 cups mango juice-2 cups sparkling water (I prefer Pelegrino!)-a few slices of watermelon OR 1 cup watermelon juice-lemon maraschino cherries and watermelon to garnishWhat to do:
Mix all that darn stuff up there together in a large pitcher or punch bowl, and serve over ice!If you’re using fresh watermelon: Blend about two cups of chopped fresh watermelon with a handblender, then pour it through a strainer to catch all the pulp. Discard pulp.If you find this too sweet or booze-y, water it down with more sparkling water and squeeze in some lemon juice.Enjoy responsibly, my darlings- cheers!While I’ve got your attention, I’d like to share another photo of the beautiful hostess apron Lisa over a Weezi Clothing custom designed for me! Isn’t is adorable? Lisa makes unbelievably cute vintage-inspired clothing and accessories, and is also very environmentally-friendly; she recycles material and objects into new wonderful pieces. Go check out her website- she has an Etsy shop as well! Tell her Lenora sent you!That’s all for now, my lil bunnies! I’m currently working on a brand-spankin’ new recipe and will share it sometime this week!Yours always in food, glamour and sassy fatness,Lenora xoxox