Thursday, February 10, 2011
A Bee in Your Bonnet!
Okay, so here’s the drill.
Step one: find an interesting recipe, such as the one below out of Cooking Club of America.
Step two: read it to Connie and agree it sounds like something to try
Step three: make the drink, take pictures and decide it’s worth keeping and blogging about
Step four: Connie loses the recipe
Step five: reconstruct as best you can and give credit where you think it is due
Now beginning with the latter, I believe that we found this in the aforementioned publication and their credit goes to Johnny Michaels. Thank you, Johnny. Well done.
Connie lost the recipe. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Now, my friends and relatives will tell you that there are times where one could lose a Volkswagen in our home, but as I said, it’s Connie’s fault! ;-))
Really nice drink. Those who never touch “the hard stuff” may not like it, but it meets our criteria: not rocket fuel, interesting mix of flavors and it lends itself to sipping and savoring.
Connie accuses me of turning him into a foodie, but I think we both agree that having the time together to talk about a common interest, to relax and reflect on time we spend together makes us two of the luckiest human beings on the planet. We have fun, not listening to the radio in the car, not sitting in front of the TV, but talking to each other about each other and about something which we have in common. Good food and drink.
And last (originally first) but not least, here’s to Cooking Club of America, and our blogs and the other places where we share our passion and enjoyment.
A Bee in Your Bonnet
3 oz. brandy (we used E&J)
3 oz. gin (we used New Amsterdam)
3 oz. Lemon-Honey Sour (we concocted this from 1 part honey and 1 ½ parts freshly squeezed lemon juice by warming the honey in a microwave until liquid and adding the lemon)
1 teaspoon white crème de menthe or peppermint schnapps (we used DeKuyper Crème de Menthe)
Add all of the ingredients except the twist into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, shake, shake. Garnish with the twist. Pout into a chilled martini glass. Toast the one you love and enjoy!