The Cocktail Diaries: The Bloody Maria
The best Bloody Marys don't have a drop of vodka in 'em. But they do have tequila.
Well, fall has officially come to Portland. I turned on the heat in the house today. I’m wearing a sweater. I’m munching on apples and pumpkin cookies. Let’s do this.
I do think it’s fun to get a new set of seasonal produce to play with… sure, you can buy apples any time of the year, but the *best* apples are available right about now. And they are fun to play with in cocktails, too!
I used IZZE’s Sparkling Juice in this Rye Apple Sparkler recipe, which I think is a lovely little cocktail for fall. I am always a fan of a little fizz in the mix in my drinks.
After some *very grueling* scientific testing I also have determined that grenadine and apple go pretty great together! (Grenadine’s main ingredient is pomegranate juice… makes sense). Add a little rye whiskey, and you are on your way to a very good place indeed.
I can see us serving this at upcoming dinners – it’s one of our favorite things to do, especially when the weather is crummy – to have friends over and cook and chat and sip cocktails and eat great food. This will fit in nicely.
This post is sponsored by IZZE Sparkling Juice! My opinions of course are always my own.