Whew, Super Bowl XLV was awesome!!! Ok... I didn't see a single commercial, more than 2 plays of the game or the National Anthem (though I did hear about it on the radio), but I had one of the best days ever. With our house filled with good friends, our table filled with scrumptious football food, and a sunny citrusy drink in our hands we were set for the perfect day. Our 8th Annual Super Bowl Extravaganza was another resounding success.
With everyone bringing a football food donation for the table we had a bona fide football feast. The Asian Spring Rolls dipped in a tasty peanut sauce were the first to go, but the remaining dips, sandwiches, cobblers, Strawberry Margarita jello-shots, cakes, meatballs, ultra-dark chocolate cookies and bugles filled the gap.
I was not familiar with Bugles prior to last year's game when my husband found them in the snack aisle and had to have them. Many of our guests smile with glee at the overflowing bowl, reminiscing about the crunchy little treats that apparently are fun to stick on the ends of your fingers. In any case, that bowl was soon emptied as well!
|Bugles... do you remember bugles??|
adapted from Shaken
|Everything you need to make a Citrus Blush!|
1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz. limoncello
1 1/2 oz. vodka
2 oz. freshly squeezed Ruby-red grapefruit juice, or more to taste.
Fill a shaker with ice and add the remaining ingredients. Shake and pour the contents, including ice into a chilled glass. Add more grapefruit juice to taste. Enjoy!
Note: In the above picture we have a jar of our own home-made limoncello. Unfortunately, it wasn't done for the party, but will soon be providing a nice, lemony beverage for our upcoming warm months!
Measurements for a pitcher:
16 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
16 oz. limoncello
48 oz. vodka
About 48 oz. freshly squeezed Ruby-red grapefruit juice, or more to taste. For the pitcher we start at 48 oz and move up if we need more, the sweetness of the grapefruits vary and we have found that it's easier to adjust from this level.