Item One - Limoncello
The Frugal Husband: Uh, that's tart. [Takes sip.] That's really tart. [Makes face.]
The Welder: Yeah, that's real tart. [Slams back whole glass.]
Mr. Francalotta: [Makes face. Gags. Coughs.] That's, um, tart. [Pours remainder out into spittoon.*]
The Frugal Hostess: [Takes small sip. Gets instant heartburn. Remembers that she doesn't care for limoncello.]
Item Two - Raspberry Lemonade
1oz raspberry liquor
1oz homemade grenadine
Shake with ice; serve up.
The Frugal Husband: This is like the free shot we get at darts. [Laughs nervously.]
The Welder: [Slams back whole glass.]
Mr. Francalotta: Um, that's better. [Makes face. Gags. Coughs.] [Pours remainder out into spittoon.*]
The Frugal Hostess: [Remembers that she totally loves raspberry liquor.]
*Spittoon = empty glass. There isn't a real spittoon in The Frugal Homestead. Yet.
Item Three - Raspberry Limoncello Mojito
1oz raspberry liquor
Muddled basil or mint leaves.
Shake; pour over crushed ice.
Top with soda water to taste.
The Frugal Husband: Are you trying to get us drunk?
The Welder: What's in this? [Slams back whole glass.]
Mr. Francalotta: Uh. [Makes face.]
The Frugal Hostess: [Remembers that she adores mojitos.]
Item Four - Apricot Vanilla Cordial
The Frugal Husband, The Welder, and Mr. Francalotta: [Take sips.] GROSS!!!
The Frugal Husband: That's terrible.
The Welder: That's disgusting. It reminds me of when my brother tricked me into eating a block of unsweetened chocolate, and then punched me in the face. [Does not slam back whole glass.]
Mr. Francalotta: [Makes a face not unlike when someone tastes poison for the first time. Face sticks in that position for approximately five minutes. Face relaxes into a more recognizably horrified face.]
The Frugal Hostess: [Takes sip. Finds concoction delicious. With an aftertaste of Band-Aids.]
Item Five - Lime Cordial
The Frugal Hostess had a small sip of this in the kitchen and, finding it to taste like nail polish remover, didn't give any to the boys.
The lesson? You need WAY more sugar syrup than the recipe calls for, and you should only drink limoncello in a cocktail. Otherwise, gross.
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