This Spin Cycle was a hard one for me. We were supposed to share our favorite cocktail recipe, but, I usually drink wine, preferably red, at home and the only mixing that entails is finding a glass and pouring it without spilling. Unless I happen to have to open a new bottle and that’s sometimes a little more dicey since I am SO graceful. Me + wine keys + unopened bottles of wine = some type of spillage! Not good when we are fixing to open our own restaurant. I guess that means I need to open LOTS of bottles of wine in the next couple of weeks so that I can be proficient at opening the wine without spilling it on our patrons. Which also means if I have all those open bottle of wine, then surely I am going to need to DRINK them! Are you with me? Can I hear an AMEN?
My new favorite red is Apothic Red. It’s a nice blend of several different grapes. Here’s how their website describes it:
A captivating blend of three distinct grapes, with the dark fruit flavors of Syrah, brambly spice of Zinfandel, and a smooth elegance of Merlot.
Apothic Red reveals intense fruit aromas and flavors of rhubarb and black cherry that are complemented by hints of mocha, chocolate, brown spice and vanilla. The plush, velvety mouthfeel and smooth finish round out this intriguing, full-bodied red blend.
Here’s what the bottle looks like in case you decide to try it yourself at least you know what you are looking for:
My next poison of choice is margeritas. My recipe of choice for margaritas is: find a good Mexican restaurant, pick your favorite table, smile sweetly at the waiter and order a margarita on the rocks with salt. Wait…… when he brings your margarita, squeeze your lime into the margarita, then take one of hubby’s lemon wedges from his tea and squeeze a lemon wedge into the margarita. Move the straw so you can get a big ole’ lick of salt and take a nice big swig! YUMMY!
My other choice (not necessarily second) is when we are at home I yell to hubby, “Honey, can you fix me a margarita?” And usually a few minutes later a margarita magically appears on the end table! End of story on my abilities as a mixologist. Good thing we will only be serving beer and wine!
I do however, have a drink I plan to try the next time we go to the restaurant our daughter works at. It’s called a Margarita Julius and here’s how their menu describes it: “partida blanco, orchard apricot liquer, fresh sour mix, clementine cream foam”…. Sounds yummy, no?
If you are really in the mood for some much better cocktail ideas than what I gave you head on over to Gretchen’s at Second Blooming and spin your own cocktail!