Thursday, February 19, 2009

Pink Magnolia

I know it's been a long week, and even though you want to snuggle into a cocoon this Friday evening, I'd like you to do the following:
  1. Buy some good cheeses. I suggest three, a soft, semisoft, and hard cheese. Then pair up the cheese with some good crackers and salami.

  2. Call some friends - you know, the ones who always boost your spirits. Invite them over after work tonight.

  3. Prepare a nice cocktail. I suggest The Greasy Skillet's current favorite cocktail, a Pink Magnolia. This cocktail is a fresh, crisp drink that's perfect for renewing spirits

Tonight's about you reconnecting with what's important and reestablishing your own rhythm going into the weekend. I know you can muster enough energy to do this. If you can't do it for yourself, do it for others.

Pink Magnolia
(Adapted from the book Frank Stitt's Bottega Favorita: A Southern Chef's Love Affair with Italian Food)


  • 1 part gin
  • 1 part apple juice
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • wedges of lime and frozen raspberries for garnish.


  1. Mix all liquid ingredients.
  2. Pour and garnish with lime wedge and raspberries
  3. Serve and enjoy.


rebel said...

That sounds like a great idea, I think I'll do that, but my cocktail will have to be made with vodka 'cause I can't drink gin. Thanks for the drink recipe.

Kate said...

That looks very tasty right now.

I second your longing for spring. I think it is getting colder here everyday somehow.