It’s a time for celebration!
For those of you who don’t know, I just recently sat for the Michigan bar examination. It’s been a long and stressful road, but I hope I get the word in a few months that I passed and can go on to practicing law, which has been my dream since I was 14.
I thought it was only fitting that my first post after the exam would be a recipe for a good celebratory drink. I don’t drink often, but I have fallen in love with the local wines since I moved here from Pennsylvania. Michigan has wonderful orchards and I am especially fond of the cherries they produce. My favorite local brand, Grand Traverse Wines, makes a wonderful sweet red with cherries that makes a great base for a wine spritzer.
This was a sparkling, sweet, and wonderfully fruity drink, and the perfect end to a long week of exam taking.
- Lemon-lime soda
- Cherry cocktail syrup
- Maraschino cherries
- Sweet red wine such as Merlot
- Take a wine glass and put a splash of cherry syrup in the bottom, followed by 2-3 maraschino cherries.
- Pour red wine into the glass until it is about halfway full. Stir gently to mix the syrup and wine
- Pour chilled lemon lime soda over the wine until the glass is full.
I’m so glad to be back to more enjoyable activities, like working on this blog!