Well, I did it!
I survived the first Monday of summer semi-break with all five girls home.
But it was touch and go there for a while.
My kids and dogs tried their hardest to drive me bat-shit crazy, but I made it through.
It’s a very long, involved story, but let’s just say that my day began way too early and ended when I backed into my neighbor’s car trying to go collect my runaway dogs. (A neighbor I had never met before. Thankfully, she was super nice about the whole thing!)
I decided after my fiasco of a day I deserved a cocktail, maybe even two!
I looked through my liquor cabinet, also known as the freezer, and found the perfect combination.
I purchased ingredients to make a special shooter for a party we were going to have at the end of last year, but we had to cancel when my husband unexpectedly lost his job.
Since it was super hot here in North Carolina today I decided to grab the blender and make myself a frozen concoction.
A little vanilla vodka, a little watermelon schnapps, a little lemon sour mix, a handful of ice (you can also add some fresh strawberries, if you want) and voila! I created a Frozen Strawberry Starburst!
So. Freaking. Good.
And under 200 calories (if you care about that sort of thing)!
My kids kept coming up to me to see what I was drinking.
“Ha ha ha ha ha! You can’t have any!” (said in my best sing-song-y voice). (Don’t feel too bad for them… They enjoyed this a kid-friendly version the next day!)
My 12 YO said someone needs to make a candle that smells just like this drink. She kept sniffing the blender. I think I might need to keep my eye on that one. 😉
I locked myself in my bedroom with my drink and some popcorn, and binge-watched the new season of Orange is the New Black. (No spoilers, but it was REALLY good!)
I guess my day didn’t end up too terrible after all.
I hope you enjoy this drink as much as I do!
Frozen Strawberry Starburst
- 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
- 2 oz Watermelon Schnapps
- 2 oz Lemon Sour Mix
- 3 Strawberries (keep one for garnish)
- Add everything (reserve 1 strawberry for garnish) into the blender and blend until slushy--add more ice, if necessary.
- If desired, rim glass with sugar.
- Immediately, pour the slushy into glass.
- Garnish with a strawberry, if desired.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 197kcal Calories from fat 1|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|