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The “Messiful Mama” is a little cocktail I came up with one night when I was finally home from a 4 day stay at the hospital with my daughter. I’m sure you can imagine, when I got back I was worn out and stressed out; a bit of a Mess. Kind of like how a of people are feeling about this election. It’s like a long drawn out hospital stay. You’re sick, uncomfortable, waiting for the doctor to finally give you a diagnosis so you can Go home and recover. Well, we’re on our way home. One way or another, tomorrow morning it will all be over.
In the meantime, if you’re having a little trouble unwinding, treat yourself. You deserve it!
“The Messiful Mama”
The Goodness Inside
3/4 cup Simple Syrup
1 1/2 cup of cherries
5 cups of water
For the simple syrup just bring equal parts sugar and water to a boil, mix until dissolved and let cool. You could whip up a batch just for this recipe (3/4 cups sugar to 3/4 cups water) or you could make a little Extra to store and keep on hand. It holds great in the refrigerator and comes in handy for cocktails in general.
Now for the cherries and the lemons, I use real fruit but don’t let the party stop if you’ve only got juice on hand. Essentially, we’re just making cherry lemonade and mixing it with amaretto. (Simple but oh so sweet!) Now it’s time to get naughty with your bullet. (Not as dirty as it sounds!) Take all the flesh, minus seeds, of the lemon (we’re going for more than just the juice here) the cherries (I used frozen because it was what I hand) and the simple syrup. Throw it in and blend it up. (I prefer to use my NutriBullet because, well because I love it but a blender works just fine). Add your water, mix it up and you’ve got your cherry lemonade.
Rather than add the amaretto right in at this point, I mix it into each drink. I also like to chill the lemonade for about a half hour, let the flavors get Acquainted, but tonight I’m sure you’re trying to “Mess” things up in a hurry. So by all means, get right to it. I like a half and half ratio but there’s no science here, Messy measurements make for my kind of mixing! Add some ice to a glass and go to town. Play around a bit and let me know,
“How do you take your Messiful Mama?”