Actually, we haven’t had cocktails at the house for a while…just wine and dark beer. Wine is nice for Valentine’s Day, too, but it just doesn’t seem quite special enough for the event.
Whenever I get a recipe that says to muddle something, it sort of muddled me. But now, after Googling how best to muddle, I’ve found that it’s just pressing ingredients (in this case, fruit) in the mixing glass, with a pestle-looking thing called a muddler. Since I don’t have a muddler, I used my wooden spoon instead. I think I may have to invest in a muddler, though—it did take a while with the back of my wooden spoon.
I think the gods are shutting down my photography pursuits in protest. After making my drink and putting it in my grandmother’s cute crystal glass…I couldn’t find my camera. I looked and looked. So then I decided to take out my phone and snap a picture…and my phone kept flashing “Droid! Droid! Droid!” over and over again. :) I took out the phone battery, put it back in again, held my breath and….”Droid! Droid! Droid.”
So you will see some lovely stock photos today of strawberries. But I will find my camera!
Here’s the Valentine's Day-worthy Strawberry Rum Punch
3 strawberries (and a 4th for a garnish)
3 slices of canned pineapple
2 oz. white rum
1/2 oz of the pineapple juice from the can
1/4 oz. simple syrup (dissolve one part sugar in one part boiling water & cool)
Hope everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig