Snow, frigged temperatures, Northern MN, cross country skiing, a warm cabin, the Goldies and a delicious cocktail(s). Who could ask for anything more? Not me that’s for sure!
The Goldies and their men have made it a tradition to get together for “ski weekend” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend for the last eight or nine years (we couldn’t agree on how long it has been). Some how, it just happens to also traditionally be the coldest weekend of the year. This year the car thermometer read -22 degrees on our way to the Golden Anniversary State Forest ski trails in Grand Rapids, MN. That’s right, the cold doesn’t stop us. In fact, I myself have found a benefit of getting outside and working up a sweat in the cold weather: it suddenly feels like it’s 75 degrees:) If you haven’t been skiing at Golden Anniversary, I highly suggest it. The soft rolling hills combine with blue skies, green forest, white snow and peacefulness of the woods are a delight for all senses.
So what were the men during while the Golides were skiing you ask? Shopping of course!
After a blissful afternoon of skiing we nestled in the warm cabin for some good conversation, laughter and of course Tiffany’s craft cocktails. This year, as usual, I concocted a few new cocktails to test out. A few of them were OK, not really worth remembering. But this one we all decided, was one to get in the books!
3-4 mint leaves
1/4 wedge of lime
2 ounces of Coconut Bai Juice
2 ounces vodka (could probably use white rum too)
Lime soda water
Method: muddle mint and lime in a short glass. Add ice, vodka, Bai and then fill the rest with soda water. DONE!
Thanks for being my best friends Goldies! You inspire me in so many ways! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOXOX