Well, it's now 2011 (in EST USA, at least) and my very first New Year's resolition is to reinvigorate this blog (not to mention my general-interest blog). It won't be hard, because Santa brought me plenty of foodie goodness for Christmas, but for tonight, it's late, and I've got kissin' and drinkin' yet to do... so I'll start with a recipe for a new drink I just concocted tonight. I don't even have a name for it yet, but I'm leaning toward Ashford Tonic (for reasons I'll explain in another post soon):
In a mixing glass, place
5-6 fresh sweet cherries, pitted and sliced
2 oz. Newman's Own Virgin Limeade
Muddle cherries in limeade and set aside to macerate for ~30 minutes. Add
2 oz. ice cold Hendricks gin
Shake vigorously and strain into highball glass over ice. Top with...
2-3 whole cherries for garnish.
Enjoy!... and you'll be seeing a lot more of me here in the coming year!