Thursday, July 9, 2009

Green Flash - A Lido Key Sunset Beach Drink

At the Ritz Carlton Beach Club on Lido Key Beach, not too long ago, we noticed several couples sipping on what we later found to be a Green Flash. I’m sure you’ve heard of the green flash of light at sunset. You can’t always see it, but, when you do, the flash is an extraordinary quick glimmer of light right before the sun disappears in the horizon.

The Ritz Carlton is known for its fabulous Chocolate Martinis so once we noticed the Green Flash, we were ready to try this alluring new drink. We were told the Ritz’s own Peter Whitely, bartender and mixologist invented the mesmerizing concoction. If you are at the Members Only Beach Club on Lido Beach, you might even be present for the nightly sunset ceremony where the Green Flash is sipped by couples searching the Sarasota sunset for that quick green flash.

If you can’t be on Lido Beach for sunset or to test a green flash, here’s the recipe:

Tall glass of ice
1.5 oz gold tequila
2 oz. pineapple juice
2 oz. sour mix
(fresh-squeezed lemon juice and sugar)
Top with Midori melon liqueur. Watch as the Midori trickles down through the colored juices.

Garnish with a cherry fastened to an orange wedge on edge of the glass.

Enjoy your Sarasota sunset and dream of the green flash. Contact Annette Smith for Sarasota real estate information. Annette shows properties for sale at the Ritz Carlton Beach Residences on Lido Beach as well as all Lido Key real estate and will return your emails and calls promptly.

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