Leap Year Cocktail Slushies.
As if we need a once-every-four-year excuse to have a cocktail.
But we do! It’s too special to pass up.
Yesterday I checked out what I made on February 29th, 2012 and it was white bean gratin.
How boring. I mean, it’s delicious. But also boring. Too boring for leap day!
Glad I have my priorities straight four years later.
I was doing some research on leap years and desserts (that was the original plan) and came across a recipe for this cocktail on the kitchn. An actual cocktail for leap day? Don’t mind if I do.
The original was created by a bartender at the Savoy Hotel during prohibition, which really just made me miss Boardwalk Empire and my weirdo crush on Steve Buscemi. I know, right?
If you’re short on time, lacking a blender or freezing since it’s February (really, what am I doing here with a SLUSH), then I suggest stirring the chilled cocktail version up instead of a homemade icee. It consists of sweet vermouth, gin and grand marnier with a touch of citrus. It’s super tart but a teeny bit sweet, and since I’ve taken a bit to gin and no longer feel like I’m drinking liquid pine needles, I really liked it. I also LOVE grand marnier, so that helps.
In order to slush it, I added a bit of lemon seltzer so it wasn’t just 100% booze and ice in the blender. I almost added blood orange juice, but I’ve been quite obnoxious with that citrus this season so far and figured to let it be. You should try it though! Instead I threw a little blood orange wedge on top and called it a day. These are super fun and should definitely be added to your weekend plans.
And then again, of course, of Monday! To celebrate. Best excuse.
Leap Year Cocktail Slushies
- 6 ounces lemon-flavored seltzer
- 1/2 cup gin, london dry is suggested
- 1/4 cup grand marnier
- 1/8 cup sweet vermouth
- the juice of 1 lemon
- 2 cups ice
- orange wedges for garnish
- Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender (that can crush ice!) and blend. If you find that you want sweetness, I suggest adding some simple syrup or even honey. Scoop into glasses and serve with a straw! Garnish with an orange wedge, if you wish.
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28 Comments on “Leap Year Cocktail Slushies.”
YES. this is what I need. but I’m totally digging the idea of blood orange juice. yep. YEP.
I’m trying this for sure! I love Bombay Sapphire!
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I love an excuse for a fancy cocktail…what a great idea! Happy Leap Year!
OMG if I wasn’t 7.5 months pregnant I would make these for our anniversary, which just so happens to be on Feb 29th! Husband loves it since we only really have to celebrate every 4 years :)
Please share where those glasses are from?? Amazing!
OMG, I am obsessed with those glasses, they are GORGEOUS!
YUM these look delicious!
Ahhh these look so good. My parents’ wedding anniversary is Feb 29, but they’re divorced sadly. That’s about all the day means to me haha :( These are perking me up, though!!
These sound delicious!
Well, the more excuses you use, the worse they get, right? But luckily not this one, haha! Love how everything looks!
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My first thought when I saw the tall skinny flutes was: at least they’re not pink this time!
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These look great :) !
This looks delicious! Definitely leap day worthy!
i love a super tart drink…super tart anything really…i have to ask though where did you get your glasses those are so cool!!
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I was so relieved when I found out other people have weirdo crushes on Steve Buscemi, too. All my life I wondered if there was something wrong with me.
These sound dangerously delicious! I feel like I have been obnoxious about blood oranges as well, but they are awesome so I would probably put some in lol. Happy leap year!
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This is looking amazing <3
Looking so great