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Italian Strawberry Vodka Shake

You know how some people have a green thumb? Well, I have a black thumb. If there's one thing I'm good at, it's killing plants, which is why this year's experiment with a veggie container garden is a big risk. Will they thrive, or will their little leaves shrivel in the heat and wind of my rooftop?

So far, things are going well. Yesterday while I was watering (I remembered to water - that's half the battle!) I noticed that I finally had ONE strawberry. It was small but brilliantly red...not like those pale, bloated strawberries at the store. It looked perfect, with not a single blemish or mushy spot. I popped it in my mouth. WOW. I am strawberry - hear me roar. How can so much taste be in such a small package? If this keeps up, it's going to be a strawberry summer.

Speaking of strawberries and summer, check out what I found on Foodgawker. It's from a blog called Rossi di Serra which I'm sure is an interesting read, but since it's in Italian, the best I can do is run it through Google's translator.

Wouldn't this make a delicious passed dessert appetizer?

Strawberry Vodka Shake (original here)
Makes 6-8 servings

1oz vodka (maybe even chocolate vodka?)
2/3 c strawberry ice cream
6-8 small strawberries to decorate

Blend the vodka and ice cream with a handheld blender.  Pour into small glasses, decorate with strawberries, and serve immediately.

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Reader Comments (3)

My mouth is watering! Vodka, ice cream, strawberries... what's not to like? (Also, my sister and I used to go "strawberry picking" in our neighbor's yard when we were younger. I think he caught us once but didn't say anything. Nothin' like fresh-picked berries!)

May 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChanthana

I just had a spark of inspiration...what if you used chocolate vodka?

I agree...my mouth is watering!


May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKiira

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