Hostess With The Mostess

Surfer Girl


1½ cups cracked ice or 6 ice cubes

1½ ounces well-chilled vodka

1 ounce Midori (melon liqueur)

1½ ounces Sweet and sour

¼ ounce blue curacao

Garnish: 1 lemon


Chill a 6-ounce martini glass.

To prepare the garnish, carefully peel the lemon, keeping large sections of the peel intact. Flatten the peel on a cutting board. With a paring knife, cut the peel into the shape of a surfboard, about ½ inch wide and 2 ½ inches long. When finished, it should be bowed out in the middle with a rounded point at each end. One lemon yields about 8 “boards” or garnishes.

 Fill a cocktail shaker with the ice and add the vodka, Midori, sweet and sour, and blue curacao. Shake vigorously to blend and chill. Strain the mixture into the chilled glass. Pop a “board” into the drink to garnish.