If you are down and out and have a serious attack of the Monday blues syndrome, here is something to prop you up, make the world look a bit rosy and put some cheer into your life. We bring to you our new creation, the original Sam Collins. It will make you tell silly jokes and stagger a bit when on your way to the refrigerator for a refill. It’s a tasty treat for the true connoisseur on a hot summer day (in the desert, every day is a hot summer day). By popular demand, here is the recipe (secret ingredient for the first time made public):
1 part Vodka
2 parts Cool Desert Lemonade
1 part Soda
Lots of ice
Fresh mint and lemon peel to garnish
Warning: don’t drink and bark!
3 lemons (zest and juice)
2 dl sugar
10 dl water
Boil the water and wash the lemons. Add zest and sugar into the boiling water. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let the liquid cool down and add the lemon juice. Strain the lemonade and store it in a carafe in the fridge.
Serve it cold with plenty of ice!