Saturday, February 4, 2012

Welcome Back with a Trio of Champagne Cocktails

Sorry I've been a bit m.i.a. To be honest, there was a death in the family, and between flying back to the east coast and then catching up on work, I've just been too tired and stressed out to blog. But I just spent all of yesterday finishing an edit for my law journal and catching up on stupid internets things. (Did you know Lana Del Rey sucked on SNL? And some breast cancer charity caused a big hubub when they stopped donating to Planned Parenthood? And after Florida, everyone said this primary is the dirtiest campaign, well, ever? I just found all this out!) Anyway now that I am semi-caught up with the world I feel like I can tackle blogging again.

So as a nice easy welcome back, I'm just going to share my Friday night plans: I made some "exotic" mimosas and killed a bottle of cheap champagne. The process is super simple. Muddle juice/pulp/berries with shredded herb/pepper/etc. Then add champagne. The flavors, as you can guess, were 1) mint grapefruit 2) lemon sage and 3) blackberry jalapeno. Mint grapefruit turned out too bitter with almost no mint flavor. Sage lemon was OK. The sage was great, but it might have gone better with something other than lemon. Blackberry jalapeno was the best! Perfect amount of sweet and spicy . . . or maybe I just thought it was the best because I was on my 3rd or 4th mimosa? :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know about drinking the cocktails but I really like your picture presentation.