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.