Don’t Judge Me Mondays: Purple Cow
When I was in elementary school I went to a friend’s house before and after school until I was old enough to be at home by myself. My friend’s mom, Shirley, would occasionally make a drink called a Purple Cow for her kids, which was grape juice and milk mixed together. It sounded disgusting to me, but Shirley offered to make me one so I thought I might as well try it. It was so tasty! It had that great grape flavor from the juice, but the milk made it creamy. Sometimes I still think about that drink and wonder if my adult taste buds would like it as much. It turns out, it still holds up so I started plotting ways to make it into a cocktail. I recently re-organized our liquor so that I could see it all and have been determined to use more of what we have before buying anything else. I noticed we had vanilla vodka for some reason so I decided to add that to the mix and we had a winner!
Let’s get our purple on!
You’ll start by filling two small 8-ounce jars or cocktail glasses with ice. You want this drink really cold or it will start to curdle (blech!). In a larger jar or pitcher pour the milk and grape juice and give it a stir.
My favorite color happens to be purple so this drink has the added bonus of being a lovely lavender shade. 🙂 Now you’ll add the vanilla vodka and give it a final stir.
The final step is evenly dividing the drink between the two glasses. Serve immediately.
Do you have foods/drinks like that from your childhood you’ve recently tried again? What other things have stood the test of time?
- 2/3 cup chilled grape juice
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 ounce vanilla vodka
- Fill two glasses with ice. Pour the milk and grape juice into a pitcher or large jar and stir.
- Add the vanilla vodka and give it a final stir.
- Evenly divide between the two glasses.
- Serve immediately.