The Best Margarita Recipe
While having a glass of white on a recent Sunday afternoon a blast of genius wafted over my ice cold glass of Pinot Grigio. The pint of blood orange sorbet I’d bought the day before had been taunting me all day but my glass of Pinot was truly hitting the spot—what to do, what to do?
My brilliant idea of course was to scoop the sorbet right into my glass. Mike looked at me like I was crazy (or a lush. or both.) but I knew that it would be delicious, and it certainly was.
An Affogato is traditionally made with espresso, but since “Affogato” technically translates to “drowned” I felt like I had creative liberty to change it up. A nice dry table wine works great here—the citrus undertones of the white works great with the blood orange and the sweetness of the sorbet melds well with a dry white.
Scoop, pour, and dip your spoon in the Summer goodness!
Perfecting My Bloody Mary Recipe
For years now I’ve been the designated bloody mary maker at brunch and vacation weekends. I’ve always used the Barefoot Contessa recipe as my base and have always freely amended it to my liking. A dash of this, a sprinkling of that, and a couple of minutes later we would have a pitcher of the most divine bloody marys.
- 1 quart of tomato juice
- 2 1/2 cups vodka
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon horseradish
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon tabasco
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh onion
- Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher and pour over ice in a cocktail glass. Add a stick of celery, slice of jalapeno, and/or olives to garnish.
Classic Cocktail Recipe
If you’re looking for a classic and refreshing Summer cocktail, stop right here, because I have just the thing for you. A Tom Collins is a classic Gin based cocktail that is simple and refreshing and super easy to make.
What’s not to like about Gin, lemon, and simple syrup?
- 2 oz of Gin
- 1 oz of lemon juice
- 1 tsp of simple syrup
- 3 oz of club soda
- lemon twist
- Fill a cocktail glass with ice and place all of the ingredients in the glass. Give it a stir and enjoy!