The lyrical poet Ogden Nash once wrote, “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” With that in mind, I’ve amped up a few childhood favorites, perfect for a grown-up cocktail hour or just a time out.
Pomegranate vodka subs for grenadine and the fizzy stuff replaces ginger ale for a decidedly adult Shirley Temple.
My Name Ain’t Shirley
1 ½ oz chilled Pearl pomegranate vodka
Chilled Champagne or prosecco
Pour vodka in a tall flute and top with Champagne or prosecco. Garnish with a lollipop pilfered from the famous “good ship” bearing the same name.
Skyy Infusions come in a variety of fruity flavors that make drinking even more fun. With their cherry vodka, a Lime Rickey from a soda shoppe surely pales in comparison.
1 ½ oz Skyy cherry vodka
4 oz lemon-lime seltzer
Splash of Rose’s Lime
Pour over rocks in a highball glass and stir. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a lime wedge.
Say “bye-bye” to Grape Nehi with this treat. Tastes grape!
1 ½ oz Skyy grape vodka
4 oz Sprite
Mix ingredients in a double old-fashioned glass filled with rocks. Stir well and get high a kite. Please fly responsibly.