23.4.12

Sparkling Raspberry 'Sicle

Yes, another adult beverage. True story, I have a slight affinity for yummy, fruity drinks, the kind that looks as good as it tastes...or at least has a delish sounding name.  I can't have bourbon ALL the time(sad faced) I have to be girly every once in a while.

Anyhoo, a while back my friend, Michelle, was having a baby shower and I was asked to come up w/a tasty concoction, only one demand: all PINK. Yep, twin baby girls. I needed to make something that could also easily be adapted into virgin style. I wanted to make it "punchish"(is this a word, no? remind me to care) What makes a typical baby shower punch...well typical? Sherbet. C'mon now, everyone has had it. Or at least everyone in the South has and isn't that what counts;) 

Raspberry lemonade, vanilla ice cream, sparkling raspberry wine and/or sprite. These are what made the cut. The plan was to put half the cartons of sherbet/ice cream in two punch bowls and in one top w/half the sprite and the other the sparkling wine. and I say the plan because...

Lily and Grace had other plans, ones that included being born. over two.months.early. The shower was scheduled for St. Patty's Day. and Lily and Grace decided being identiacal twins wasn't enough...they needed to be Irish twins too. haha 

Due to my overabundance of drink ingredients and meager amounts of  fridge space, I drew upon the conclusion that I should probably make myself three one. They turned out rather good, as in, yes, please, I will have another...just to make sure it wasn't, you know, a fluke. Gotta cover all those bases around here.

Anyways, here is what I came up with...

ingredients:
1 large scoop raspberry sherbet
1 large scoop vanilla ice cream
3 oz raspberry lemonade 
2 oz sparkling wine
1 oz sprite

directions
place sherbet/ice cream in glass, top w/lemonade, then with the sprite. Once the sprite settles top with the wine. Let it sit a few minutes and it will all intermingle w/one another and this my friends is when the goodness happens!

adaptions
you can use all sprite or all sparkling wine if you choose to do so. I also may or may not have...added a smidgen of whip cream vodka the second go round. And if I did do this...it was more than worth it, but don't ask me what a smidgen means.
if you want to make a large version, I would start out by putting half of the sherbet/ice cream in a punch bowl/pitcher and then top as w/half the bottles, to start with.

The summer is upon us, hopefully you guys can get a taste of one of these sooner rather than later.

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