Monday, January 21, 2008

Drink of the Week


So I'm realizing that coming up with good foodie blog material isn't as easy as it had once seemed. My friend, Carin, called me this morning and asked what was going on with my blog. Seems it had been a few days since I had posted anything and apparently that is just bad blogging. People (strangely enough) seem to be curious about what I will write about next. Due to the amazing amount of pressure this puts on me, I had to invent a drink to try and get me through this very tough time, and behold . . . a new blog staple was born.

Introducing "Drink of the Week."

So the wine story that I was going to tell had to take a back seat, because this drink, my first d.o.w. offering, is just too good to keep to myself. It is a bloody gin and tonic, which at first sounds like a disgusting mix of bloody mary and g&t, or someone trying to talk in a british accent, but it isn't. It is a gin and tonic (please use bombay sapphire gin, that's important)with a splash of blood orange juice. The blood orange is an orange that some people have never heard of, but i have and i even had some in my house, so i must be a foodie. It has the most amazing "blood" colored flesh, which doesn't sound appetizing, but one look and you'll be sold. So the drink is simple, but very impressive and very, very good. So good, in fact, that it can be consumed in the dead of winter, a time that usually is not very welcoming for a gin and tonic. Enjoy!

Bloody G & T
over a glass of ice, pour one part gin to three parts tonic (remember to use bombay), then squeeze half of a lime into the glass. follow with a large splash of freshly squeezed blood orange juice, stir, and then top off with a lime wedge. Now drink up.

11 comments:

Sheila said...

Ooooh!!! Just discovered the pleasure of gin and tonics last summer! And love love love blood oranges...I must try this one!! Thanks for sharing! No pressure! There is lots of food in our lives so don't worry too much it will come to you!!!

jen said...

thanks, sheila. already working on next weeks dow.

Lisa said...

i love blood orange. if you ever get a chance to have (or make!) blood orange sorbet, it's wonderful!

thanks for the recipe. the bombay bottle (is that what's in the picture?) is beautiful! -- i think i saw something like that in the store the other day.

jen said...

hey lisa. thanks for reading. yes, that is the bottle in the photo. so pretty. the perfect color blue. i will definitely give blood orange sorbet a shot. i bet it would be good with chocolate. although, what wouldn't?

Janelle said...

I love blood oranges, but they can be elusive in the market. I agree with Lisa, blood orange sorbet is divine. Ciao Bella makes one that is fantastic, but I'm sure homemade would be even better. Adding chocolate is an intriguing idea ... next time I have some, I'll try some semisweet shavings over the top. Great idea!

I just found your blog through a comment you left on Orangette, and I'm loving it, as well as your photo blog and Flickr. Keep up the great blogging!

jen said...

Hi Janelle. Thanks for reading. Let me know how the orange/chocolate combo goes. I like to eat tangerines and dark chocolate, that's what made me think of it.

Molly said...

Jen, I am a huge gin and tonic fan - though I'm usually a Tanqueray 10 girl, or plain Tanqueray - and this sounds fantastic. I'm headed to the market in a few minutes and might just have to pop a few blood oranges in my basket. Mmm, mmm.

jen said...

hey molly. i'll accept tanqueray . . . it's just that i love that bombay blue bottle. if you make the drink, please let me know how you like it and if you think it needs anything.

Erin Gates said...

My favorite drink of all time. This version sounds like heaven.

jen said...

absolutely. nothing short of heaven.

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