Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: ThunderSleet!

As you know, I live in the Midwest.  And, thanks to “Winter Storm Q”, today I got to have a “snow day”.  Imagine that—a grown adult getting a snow day!  Of course, as an adult, it’s actually a “work from home” day.  But still… I got to work in my PJs, and that is a good day right there, son. 

Plus…I mean, can you really call it a “snow day” when there’s no snow?  No.  You can’t.  Especially when what we got today has been termed by the meteorological community as “THUNDERSLEET”.  That’s right kids—lightning, thunder…and tiny balls of ICE falling from the sky.  Not hail.  Sleet.  Reminds me of a Lewis Black skit:

“Cause when you're lying in bed, you hear thunder outside, and you get up to look, you have an expectation. And it's not snow with lightning behind it. That's not right.  They don't even write about that kind of weather in the Bible! And I imagine if a prophet had seen that kind of weather, after he wiped the poop out of his pants, he'd have told us about it! I was supposed to work that night, I said, ‘I'm not coming in. I'm scared to death, ‘cause I know what the next season's going to be....LOCUSTS’.”

So after I wrapped up with work, I ran outside to take some pics.  Because tiny balls of ice are PREEETTY.



“Mom…this schtuff’s cold on ma pawz.”

And then, I remembered…it’s Thursday!  We HAVE to do a Thirsty Thursday!  It’s been SOOOOOO long!  So…I was inspired by our unique weather system…and it’s particularly nice ability to keep a drink cold.

So I give you:  The Thundersleet!!!



Sleet (duh)

50 mL Citrus vodka

25 mL Blue curacao

25 mL fresh lemon juice

50 mL seltzer water

1 lemon wedge


Find some uncontaminated sleet in your yard, and place in a pretty glass.


Mix the remaining ingredients together, and pour over sleet.



Such a nice color contrast against the sleet-covered patio table…

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  1. Very pretty ... glad to be prepared for the next time we get sleet!

  2. That's so cool - it's like a slushy! I'd be all over that!