|Is it a good or bad sign when a recipe needs a diagram?|
Yeah! A space drink! The diagram instantly caught my eye - I like the retro-futuristic marshmallow structure like a little 50s satellite. It seems like a pretty straightforward recipe - basically a vodka tonic with some colour and a fun garnish.
|I'm not mixing top shelf with marshmallows.|
- 2 shots vodka
- 4 shots tonic
- 1/2 shot blue curacao
- 3 red toothpicks (I did find coloured toothpicks, but they're pale. Still technically red, for whatever that adds to the drink.)
- 7 small marshmallows
1. Assemble the marshmallow array. Stick the three toothpicks through the centre marshmallow and then top them with the other marshmallows. (The diagram above helps.) Place in the freezer for 1 hour.
2. Make sure the liquids are all chilled, and mix them together. The recipe suggests an "old-fashioned crystal tumbler" - I went for the necessary substitute of a cheap souvenir tumbler from Newfoundland.
3. Drop the marshmallow structure into the drink and serve immediately.
|I'm basically living Star Trek now.|
I'm a little hamstrung here since I'm not really a tonic fan, but yeah, this is a fun vodka tonic. The curacao gives colour and a touch of flavour but doesn't overwhelm. I really like the marshmallow topping, though I don't think the freezing did much - the marshmallows thaw and go soft very quickly. If I was to remake this, I'd use soda water instead, but that's just personal preference. Since I've now got all these marshmallows and curacao, I can make retro-future drinks out of pretty much anything now!