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Friday, March 27, 2009

5:00 Fridays


It seems that longitude and latitude have gone a bit haywire. How is it that Raleigh, North Carolina has swapped places with soggy Seattle. Or perhaps my fair city is doing a do-si-do with drizzly London. As I sit here writing the rain is thrashing against the windows, Mother Nature's drumbeat beckoning the sprouts from the red earth. Rain can be poetic, indeed it was the perfect backdrop for the end of Breakfast at Tiffany's. But enough with the water logging, Mother Nature. I.Can't.Take.It.Anymore.

Perhaps a couple swigs of this will assuage my soaked, and decidedly crabby, disposition of late. Thanks to the fine folks at Rain Organics Vodka for this delightful cocktail concoction.

Sidebar: The glass bottle of Rain is so fantastic that I have saved an empty one to turn into a kicky little one-of-a-kind lamp. So who can help me craft such a lamp? I'm just an ideas girl here, I'm not handy or crafty.


Rain-Tea-Ni

2 shots of Rain vodka (organic vodka!)
mint iced tea (I like my just a tish sweetened. I am in the South, after all.)

Grab your chilled martini glass (You do still keep them chilled, right?). Add the vodka, top it off with mint iced tea. Garnish with a lemon wedge and sprig of mint.

Now get out there and a Stop-the-Rain dance. The more Rain-Tea-Nis you drink, the more effective your dancing becomes.

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6 comments:

Steph.... said...

Love the receipe- I will have to try that one. I'm always looking for a new vodka one.

As for the rain, we are south of you on I-85 in Greenville, SC and need all the rain we can get. At the end of last summer the lakes were dry and going to the lake wasn't a great option. I'm loving the rain....

Jen L. said...

Sweet tea AND vodka? This may very well be the perfect drink!

Still pouring here, too. Gr.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

as if I need another excuse to drink good vodka...

@sweetbabboo said...

If you can get the rain to stop I will be forever in your debt. I'm drowning here. Might as well drink my sorrows away.

-Abby

Lisa Creech Bledsoe said...

Gotta tell you that as a child of the 70's that bottle was just MADE for a candle holder. Go over to Spencer Gifts and find some of those hippy drippy candles. That's what *I'm* talking about. Groovy.

Amanda said...

Hi Ilina! We met last week at the SMB along with my coworker Kelly. I'm enjoying reading through your blog! If you're still interested in making a lamp it looks fairly easy...I found directions here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Lamp-from-a-Bottle/.

I'll have to try out your recipe...