Those of you that have been reading my site for a while might remember my rather *unusual* entry for an event called "In the Pink" put on by Emily at La Dolce Vita. It was an event to raise awareness about breast cancer, and the stories and people who have or have had it, by making something pink.
Because my first dessert didn't turn out very pink, I took an unusual route and made a pink drink instead: Rhubarb Schnapps. However, the problem with making home-made flavored alcohol, is that it takes a while to mature. And while I have been busy cooking, baking, traveling, and working... in the dark, cool recesses of my lazy susan (Why do they call it that, anyway? Was there really a lazy Susan so unfortunate as to have had a piece of cabinetry named after her and her loafing?), mature it did!
After straining out the now-white rhubarb peices that so gracefully allowed their beautiful red color to turn my bottle of vodka into a striking pink color, and then putting it through some cheesecloth (a bit of sugar sticks around and will forever cloud the bottom of your bottle if you neglect this step), I now have a large bottle of very pink grown-up drink.
I'm imagining pulling this out of the cupboard during a girl's night, and being the hit of the 'party' as we all drink pink girly shots together. Why, yes, Muffy, I made it myself!
Anyway, it's very tasty. I'm kind of a wuss when it comes to shots - I've had some rough recoveries from nights that I liked the shots a little too much, but this one I can do. It's rather sweet, but not sickeningly so, and perfect for a shot or a sip, as it's lost all of it's harshness over the last several months. It's also a fun gift - I brought some home in a pretty bottle for my mom and sister when I came home for Christmas. Unfortunately, the pictures and the lighting in my kitchen do not do the color any justice, but hopefully you get the idea.
You can check out Emily's round-up, and a lot of other pink desserts here.
written by Michelle at 10:06 AM