Sometimes a girl just needs a little festivity.  Ya know what I mean? Have you ever had one of those days or weeks or months even when you just need to mix up a cocktail and RELAX?

I thought so.

Yeah, I’m having one of those weeks.

While attending my college roommate’s wedding the other day it occurred to me that the only reason I got through college is because I was cheap and ignorant.

That is the truth.

Cheap because I wouldn’t buy a drink that cost me more than $1.00 and ignorant because I never splurged on a lovely mixed cocktail.  Total ignorance. Had I discovered Margaritas, Cosmopolitans or Mudslides then I probably wouldn’t have graduated.  (Do you really think I am kidding?)

I was cheap, I hated beer and I had an overprotective boyfriend. So, I didn’t drink much.

Flash forward to my present life.  Because I have children (again, being serious here) I have discovered lots of fun, fruity, lady-beverages that make me feel like I am sipping a vacation.

Take the Cosmo, for example. Never heard of it until Sex in the City. Yes, I was in my late 20s before I found this new pink friend. Mmmm….

So, in an effort to rid the world of other ignorant and cheap lassies like myself, I am sharing the recipe. I’m just trying to help here.

1 part Vodkacosmopolitan-drink

1/2 part Triple Sec

1/4 part Rose’s lime juice

2 parts cranberry juice

Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with a think slice of lime or a couple of frozen cranberries.

Voila!  Happiness in a glass!