So, Val came over tonight to visit with Rachael. She brought her friend Rick (a visiting Australian swing dancer…doesn’t that sound intriguing?) and Chinese carry-out.
Val is really good with a camera and she had fun taking some shots with mine.
Rachael trying the hat she’s knit for her boyfriend on Rick. (Rick has a large head, so she thought he’d be a good head model. He also was extremely tired and slept in the chair much of the night, so he was very obliging to be used as a model.)
We watched the Men’s Figure Skating on the Olympics. We were so inspired by Evgeni Plushenko’s performance, we created a new cocktail: the Gay Russian.
Valerie (the only non-drinker present) came up with the distinguishing ingredient. We knew we needed something sort of sweet, and she suggested a raspberry flavored liquor. Luckily, I had a teeny, tiny bottle of Chambord on hand (along with the other major ingredients), so we mixed up a test drink. Four of us (me, Mark, Rick, and Rachael) gave it a try and agreed that it is drinkable. Why don’t you give it a try and let me know what you think?
Gay Russian Cocktail
1.5 ounces vodka
.75 ounces Kahlua
.75 ounces Chambord
Serve over ice and enjoy.