FROZEN GRAPES DAIQUIRI

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I’LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE

IN JUST a few days, lays a much anticipated family weekend-getaway to Beijing’s outskirt near the Great Wall.  Long neglected enthusiasm and BBQ-equiped, we were gonna shake the clouds of illness that’s been shit-storming us for the the past entire year, and dare to freaking live again.  Just a few days… juuust a dainty little few days…  And fuck.

My Dumpling has to drop a death threat on me.  I am being punished, for optimism.

If you knew me at all, you’d know that I am a walking train-wreck in situations like these ones.  Not even an usually delightful box of frozen grapes can soothe.  It needs to be boooozed up.  Please, drink up.  And I’ll see you on the other side.

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Three tbsp of rum yields a mild booze.  If your situation calls for more, knock yourself out.

Servings: 2

Ingredients: adapted from straweberry daiquiri from allrecipes.com

  • 1 1/2 cup (8.6 oz/245 grams) of frozen seedless black grapes, or concord grapes
  • 1 1/2 cup (4.6 oz/130 grams) of ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup (1.9 oz/55 grams) of grape-flavoured soda, or soda water
  • 3 tbsp of dark rum
  • 2 tbsp of powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 tsp of lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp of freshly grated nutmeg

Save the lime after juicing for garnish.  Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into a glass, put the squeezed lime on top.  Straw in.  Summer.


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I AM BEING PUNISHED, FOR OPTIMISM

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply July 16, 2014

    David

    Ugh. It saddens me to hear the bad news about your pup. // The drink sounds lovely. Have you tried a Moscow Mule? Just Ginger ale, lime juice and an oz or two of vodka. It’s my favorite summer beverage, even unseated the almighty mojito.

    • Reply July 16, 2014

      mandy@ladyandpups

      DAVID: thanks, no I haven’t tried Moscow mule yet but i love the name already. If I can find a descent ale here… and it sounds much more deadly than a harmless daiquiri.

  • I can not put into words how sorry I am about the illness you darling dumpling is battling. Please keep hope Mandy, I am sending all my best wishes to you right now.

    The drink sounds fantastic by the way. Perfectly paired with any choice of booze.

  • Reply July 16, 2014

    Kari

    Looks like a fantastic way to beat the heat.

  • Reply July 16, 2014

    sue obryan

    poor dumpling. rrrgh. love the frozen grapes concoction, though . . . and the usual beautiful photos.

  • Reply July 16, 2014

    Asha

    ouch! sorry to hear of the pup troubles. Fingers crossed and sending positive vibes, so they abate and you can enjoy your time away..

  • Reply July 16, 2014

    Jasmine

    Oh no! I hope Dumpling will be ok. Best wishes for all of you.

  • Reply July 16, 2014

    cynthia

    Oh poor Dumpling!! And poor you :( Sending you hugs, Mandy.

  • Reply July 16, 2014

    Pang

    Even though I LOVE your photos & recipe, it is sad & worrisome to hear about “dumpling.” :(

  • Reply July 17, 2014

    steph

    sending dumpling lots of positive thoughts!!

  • Reply July 17, 2014

    Mariela

    Sorry about the pup! :(

    This recipe looks just perrrrfect….. and I’ll join you on the extra tablespoons of rum.

  • Reply July 17, 2014

    Jesse

    :)

  • Reply July 17, 2014

    Eileen

    This looks like exactly what I need to be drinking right now while lounging in the backyard in giant sunglasses and a similarly giant hat. :) So delicious and refreshing!

  • yes please i could definitely kick back with a couple of glasses right about now.. love it!

  • These pictures are killer! What a great way to do frozen grapes justice!

  • Reply July 22, 2014

    33 Boroughs

    I saw this and slapped a co-worker. You know, to restore balance in the universe.

    I work from home.

    So does my wife. This will be worth the night on the sofa though. 😁😁

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