A Bitten Word Recipe
Ladies and gents, it has been a busy summer!
Zach traveled a lot for work, Clay started a new job, and we planned a wedding that's happening two weeks from Saturday (!).
There's a lot we're itching to blog about. There are, of course, recipes we're eager to share (including another eggplant dish we've found that we love and a pie that will make your head explode). We also want to tell you about our experience planting our first garden this summer (spoiler alert: we're not great gardeners). And we'll share a bit about our wedding plans and festivities.
But for the moment, we're heading to the beach for a week with our friends for some much needed down time. We're packing four months of unread New Yorkers, a whole lot of sunscreen and a big stack of food magazines.
And while we're there, we may just make Porch Crawlers.
This is not a fancy-pants, sip-it-out-of-a-crystal-goblet kind of cocktail.
This is a party drink. A very stiff party drink.
And it's more than a little trashy.
But if you're hosting a Labor Day barbecue and you're looking for a drink that will get the parted started, look no further.
So what is a Porch Crawler?
We first heard about them from our friends Scott and Charlie, of West Virginia weekend fame.
According to Scott, he and his friend Matt have been making this drink since college. In fact, for years he carried around the recipe scrawled on the back of an old envelope. Scott says there are lots of drinks out there called Porch Crawlers, but he thinks that this mixture, honed over years of tinkering, is the best he's come across.
So why are they called Porch Crawlers?
When you head home after the night is over, you have to crawl up your porch steps to get back in the house.
And what's in them?
Vodka, beer and lemonade concentrate. That's it.
We know, we know! It doesn't sound good. But trust us, it's delicious.
See you in a week! It's going to be an amazing Fall.
Porch Crawlers for a crowd
A Bitten Word Recipe with kudos to our friend Scott
- 1 handle of very cold Skyy Vodka
- 18-pack of light beer (Scott recommends Keystone Ice)
- 4 to 8 cans of lemonade concentrate
Into a large cooler, pour the vodka and beer. Add 4 cans of lemonade concentrate. Stir and taste. Continue adding lemonade concentrade until you're pleased with the taste. Serve over ice.
If you'd rather serve the drink straight, you can also pre-freeze water in freezer bags, and then drop those bags into the cooler to keep the drink cold.