My friend Stacie has been a part of my life professionally and personally for many years. No matter what creative venture I choose to throw at her, she has always been 100% supportive of my endeavors. It all started with her noticing my love for cooking and entertaining way back in 2006 and bringing me on board to her mastermind of Nashville Lifestyles and Murfreesboro Magazine publications and now many years later I am still writing for her uber-successful magazines. I now have this blog that was born from that same love of cooking and writing and it means the world to me that it has been given the “Stacie-seal-of-approval”. Stacie continues to remain a dear friend, but also serves as my most trusted sounding board for my creative and professional ideas. In the last year she also started her blog Southern Sophisticate that embodies all things Nashville as well as travel, food, and fashion. You can get a behind the scenes look into her life as Publisher of Nashville Lifestyles and all the celebrity adventures that come along with it as well as great product tips and suggestions and even greater reviews of excellent places to travel. She also has super yummy food and drink recipes as well. Stacie is a lover of great cocktails and has lent me her Orange Splash recipe made with fresh oranges, Meyer lemons, Grey Goose Vodka, and Cointreau for what I find to be a very Thirsty Thursday today!! Be sure to check out her blog Southern Sophisticate and follow her on Pinterest and also follow her on Twitter @StacieStandifer and don’t forget to have your Orange Splash in hand while doing it!
- 2 ounces Grey Goose vodka
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 splash Meyer lemon juice
- 2 splashes fresh orange juice
- Sugar and Orange slice for garnish
- Take a piece of orange and rub around rim of a cocktail or wine glass. Dip the glass into a bit of Sugar in the Raw on a paper towel. Shake loose excess. Fill the glass half full with ice. In a shaker, mix the liquors and juices. Pour into glass over ice and serve.