Comfort food season is almost over here in the north west. Spring time is here and days are getting longer and warmer. I have a new found appreciation for spring this year. Im a summer girl all the way… Give me 30 degrees, a pool and a pitcher of mojitos and Im good. However, theres something about spring that I noticed this year more than any other year. I guess I realized why some people say spring is their favorite season. Everything just comes to life and the promise of summer is in the air. Its hopeful, like the light at the end of the dark damp tunnel of winter. The end of the dreary grey and rain. Summer is right around the corner! Prime up your Margaritaville blenders people!
This thing is dabomb.com! I can tell you from past experience that if you plan on having a party and want to serve some sort of slushy drink, this puppy is a necessity. Debbie has a one pitcher blender that is perfect for making drinks for 4 – 6 people, but any more than that and you are going to spend a lot of prime sunshine time indoors making pitcher after pitcher. For my birthday two years ago, we had a pool party at Debbie’s and we had 3 of the single blenders (below) going and it still took forever! We were fighting over who had to go inside to make the next batch lol. I played the birthday card more than once… 😉 That said, these are the best margarita/slushy drink makers around.
If I remember right, Debbie got hers from Margarittaville in Vegas. But if you want to know where to get one of these contraptions, or any other of the awesome Margarittaville blenders (even a cordless one!), here are the links you need:
Now that Ive got you all excited for summer, blender drinks and pool parties, the reality is that we have a little ways to go yet. So this is the perfect time to get some Pineapple Vodka ready. It takes about 6 weeks or so to get the full flavor of the Pineapple infused in the vodka, so you should start some soon.
Pineapple is definitely one of my top 5 fruits. I could eat one every day and never get sick of it so I am very excited about this Pineapple Vodka. Im just starting to imagine all the drinks we will make with it. Pineapple Mojitos, Pina Coladas (in the blender), Painkillers to name a few that you will see on the blog later on so stay tuned and get your Pineapple Vodka ready! The pineapple itself will be excellent for punch too! Very potent though… so eat at your own risk 😉 Oh, or maybe some hard core Sangria…
Just make sure to put this somewhere that no one is going to be tempted to start stealing the pineapple chunks out early and putting them in drinks!
- 1 large Pineapple
- 1 40 oz bottle of Vodka or however much you can fit in the vessel you will make this in
- Peel the pineapple and cut it into chunks.
- Put the pineapple into a glass vessel or anything that holds liquid with a tight fitting lid.
- Fill the vessel with the vodka.
- Cover and put it off to the side for at least 6 weeks to let the flavors infuse.
- Use it to make your favorite pineapple drinks.