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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
(for two)


 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)
Lemon twist

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!


Susi said...

Kate, what an interesting drink! I love anything lemon and I'm sure I would like to sip on this one.

Lizzy said...

Your post gave me a good laugh this morning! Bill swears he was the last person on earth to know I had a food blog, so we obviously don't discuss food too often! Glad you two share this love of wonderful food. Can't wait to see what you whip up for Valentine's Day...

Mateja ^_^ said...

Amusing name for an interesting drink! Thank you for sharing :)

briarrose said...

Wonderful, refreshing drink. A great way to kick back and relax. ;)

Monet said...

Smile. Ryan has lost a few of my recipes in our cooking/baking days. But then again, I've probably lost even more! This was a joy to read, and I'm sure that this drink is also a pleasure. Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Rest, rejuvenate and spread some love!

Eliotseats said...

To truly spend your days like you describe--discussing food, drink, and each other--you two are the two luckiest humans on earth!

Tiffany said...

Wow your sounds sounds so familiar...just like us! This sounds fantastic, might have to try this later today!

Kate @ said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing... made me laugh :))
The drink sounds so refreshing and definitely tasty!