Growing up, there was a local summer fair that I couldn’t wait to go to. As an adult, I just might drive very circuitous routes around town during the week of Lakefair to avoid my kids seeing the unmistakable silhouette of the Ferris Wheel. But tonight? The very last night of the fair? (shhhhhh…don’t tell the kids), I created a cocktail in its honor. I sent a picture of the drink to a friend, along with its name. She replied “fascinating and overwhelming, right?” exactly. So, here’s the Lakefair.

  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1 mini package of Nerds
  • tonic water

To mix the drink:

Pour nerds into the bottom of the glass. Drop a handful of ice cubes into your cocktail shaker. Pour vodka over the ice. Lid on. Shake away. Pour into your glass. Top with tonic. Slowly swirl you glass, watching the nerds yellow color spread throughout. When it looks done? Drink. Laugh. Remember your youth (well, once you were 21).

Would you like to check out other cocktail options? Here’s the link to the entire list!

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