Look, we're in the midst of a winter that will not end, the economy is in the toilet, and last week someone cracked the lid on Dick Cheney's coffin long enough for him to rise and appear on my TV spreading his message of peace and goodwill to all. ~cue Animal House Quote~ "My advice is to start drinking heavily."*
(aka - a Blood and Sand)**
- 1 oz. scotch whiskey
- 3/4 oz. Cherry Heering
- 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
- 3/4 oz. fresh orange juice
I garnished mine with a sprig of thyme, but a lovely ring of orange would work well too. I've adapted this recipe from the wonderful Bartender's Guide, published by Adams Media.
* Of course I'm not really recommending that you drink heavily ... one or two of these should do just fine! The reality is - I had my second shot of cartilage yesterday and dinner was something of a slap dash affair. In an effort to provide you with the most scintillating content on the web ... or *any* content for that matter ... I took a spin through my files and came across the above photo. The weekend is almost here and I'm sure we could all use a good stiff drink right about now. Thus is born a new feature here on Beach Eats. In anticipation of the weekend, I'll be posting some delightful cocktail recipes from time to time on Thursday afternoons. Bottoms up!
** This is absolutely my new favorite drink and, delicious as it is, it is in serious need of a new name. Technically its called a Blood and Sand ... but ... ugh. How decidedly UN-festive! We've dubbed it the Lucy, after my other nickname, but I'm not wild about that either. Can you do better? What would you call this luscious concoction? Curious Diva wants to know.