{ Carolina Blue Russians }

Posted by on March 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm.

I just want to say this- Go Heels. We may have lost tonight, but we played a great game against big odds. One of our star players was on the court on a sprained ankle, another was out with a fractured wrist. We had a few freshman on the front lines and as a team, they held their own. It was not the blowout that it could have been, and while I always want a Carolina victory, I was proud watching them play. And the best part? Because it’s a young team, I know that I’ll be drinking a lot more Carolina-colored cocktails next year.

I learned yesterday that North Carolina’s state beverage is milk. And as Dan and I were brainstorming what Carolina-blue cocktail we could drink tonight to watch the game I thought “what if we made blue white russians- it would be the perfect marriage of the state beverage and the state’s oldest public university.” I thought, that would be so hilarious and weird. And then I said it out loud to Dan. And then I thought… that’s no weirder than drinking blue Gatorade, let’s do this. And they were awesome. And weird. Also… milk?

Carolina Blue Russians

1 shot espresso liquor

2 shots vodka

1/4 cup cream (or half and half)

2-4 drops blue food coloring

Combine espresso liquor and vodka in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a glass. Top with cream. Stir in food coloring. Enjoy.

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