So you may remember me speaking of Calamondin's before. The only place I've been able to find them is down at my parents place on Hutchinson Island. They're almost my favorite part of going down there.. So I bought a tree and tried to grow them myself. Back in the spring, my tree looked like this:
Now it's dead....
I don't know what happened... I think it got too much water (not from me, from the Illinois rain of about a month or two ago).
I instantly plunged into a deep depression.
But today, a box arrived, and look what it was full of...
Oh those are Calamondins!! A whole box full!!!!
The box was labeled "Trick or Treat".
Oh man was it a treat. I literally jumped up and down. LITERALLY!
Wanna know what the first thing I did was?
Got out a glass and filled it with Perfect Ice Cubes , and then the juice of 5 calamondins. They are tiny little guys but they are 100% juice. just cut them in half and squeeze them between your fingers and all of their juice just oozes out. I probably only needed 3 calamondin's in this drink. They are very concentrated. But I was soooo excited I kept squeezing.
Next, I added Vodka. And promptly realized that by drinking out of this jar which has markings for every 4 ounces I was easily able to see just how much vodka was going into my drink... well, we have a few shows to watch tonight (like Flash Forward!) so no problem!
Then, I just topped with Club Soda.
Did anyone else notice Calamondin's disappear between the last 2 pictures?
Dammit Adam, that is my stash!!!!
Thank you soooooooooooo much Mom and Dad!!! You have no idea how happy you made me tonight! 3 hours later I'm still drinking my Calamondin Cocktail. Well.... it may have gotten refilled once..... ;)
Best drink ever!
I definitely owe the grand finale kitchen renovation pictures but we're still loading up the cabinets and such so I'm going to wait a few days until we're totally done.
Expect some sneak peaks in the next few days.