friday food files with molly watson: Red cocktails – find your own white and blue.

My posting over on The Dinner Files this week might make it look like things aren’t going so well. Like people should be concerned about me. It’s not true! I’m fine! A few rough days and a few cocktails, but nothing to worry about, I promise. I was even well enough to bother creating a few cocktails, so that’s a good sign. Creative energy, follow-through on ideas, and all that.

I found myself putting muddled cherries in drinks where I had never had them before – a gin and tonic and a margarita. Straining the result over ice and being very happy indeed. I have to say I highly recommend the practice – you get a bit of the fruit flavor without the pulp or bulk or too much of the sweet, so the drink stays nicely balanced while still being fruity and refreshing. May they add red to your holiday weekend.

note: if you find yourself at a grill and you get nervous, check out these grilling tips I put together. I even got specific about how to grill the perfect steak. And don’t forget your vegetables! They grill up beautifully and here’s how to grill vegetables.

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4 Responses to “friday food files with molly watson: Red cocktails – find your own white and blue.”
  1. muddled cherries sound just perfect for this weekend. happy 4th! xo.

  2. xojy says:

    Thanks for the great idea!!!!!!!!!! I’m going to go out and buy a muddler this weekend and start muddleing.

  3. Muddled cherries. Dang. How come I didn’t think of that. Sounds wonderful, what a great idea. Thanks!

  4. sara says:

    we had a ‘Gone With the Wind’ viewing party not long ago and my friend found a cocktail called the ‘Scarlett O’Hara’…I can’t remember exactly what was in it…definitely cranberry and brandy, maybe something pomegranatey, plus maraschino cherry. Whatever was in it, it was red, tart, and perfect!

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