Great Japanese Food Blog has great recipes covering everything from how to make the perfect rice to how to make the perfect dango for spring. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to follow her blog with the wordpress reader. 😦 Despite that, it is a super blog and I cannot suggest it strongly enough.

Italian Lemonade

DSC06164.JPGI was experimenting with Aperol last night and came up with a drink that I have named an Italian Lemonade.

1 part Aperol (Campari could also work)

1 part Vodka

2 Parts Lemonade

Put the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake, pour, and enjoy!

The Albino Squirrel

DSC06165.JPGI saw an albino squirrel on the way to the bank the other day. I felt so inspired that I just had to invent a cocktail in its honor.

Albino Squirrel

1 part Vodka

1 part Elderflower Liqueur (I used St. Elder)

2 parts White Cranberry Juice

Pour all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake until the shaker feels frosty. Strain into a martini glass or a coup glass and enjoy!

Our First Blog Post

This is the very first post for the Vintner Vagabond. The whole purpose of this blog is to create a space where Paul and I can store some of the thoughts, recipes and bits of inspiration that we gather.

The featured picture for this post is from our first trip to Tokyo. It was taken in Shinjuku Gyoen. I loved this garden. With the gorgeous landscape, the excitement of the trip and the pit-pat of rain on the water, it felt like we were inside a Miyazaki movie. 🙂

I love you Paulsie!