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My best friend, Natale, and I met each other in Richmond a few weekends ago, halfway between our places in Maryland and North Carolina. We had the best time at a boutique bar (reminded me of the Beehive in the South End of Boston). There were all these vintage cocktails, mixologists, hipsters, the whole deal. Anyway, I’ve been making this drink a lot lately and I bet you would love it!!
The Intimate Secretary
recipe adapted from Balliceaux, Richmond, Va.
Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka
Lime juice (1/2 of a lime)-or lemon in a pinch
Rosemary sprig for garnish
I don’t have an actual recipe, but I fill a highball glass all the way with ice, fill it halfway with vodka, then add juice from 1/2 a lime, a glug of rosemary syrup, and fill up the rest of glass with club soda. Garnish. Drink in a dark room with a handsome man. I think this is the perfect February drink because its robust enough from the rosemary, with a light citrus twist to remind us spring and the sun are coming!
Every month I look forward to a box of surprises at my door. I signed up for the Umba Box, and I always know that I’ll get the neatest trinkets and gifts. I’m not gonna lie, it’s real nice to come home to after a long day. These gifts just came in my December box, so it was like an early Christmas gift.