Happy Watermelon Day! What a fun day to have in the middle of a hot sticky summer. It might be everyday in Summer here in Southern California. If you are in the mood to celebrate watermelon day, today, I have a few tips and watermelon recipes for you to try out with your family and friends.
It seems that everything has their own day now. An up side to this, is OYSTER DAY!! I love oysters, and now that I am older I can even enjoy them raw. August 5th is officially oyster day and whether you like them steamed, barbecued, raw, or in a soup this is the day for you.
But what is a celebration without a few adult cocktails to pair up with the oysters? I have two for you today: Cliffdiver made with CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac and the Sazerac with absinthe and Pendleton whiskey.
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Cliffdiver – Paired with fresh oysters, this cocktail makes a splash!
1 ¼ oz. CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac
½ oz. ginger liqueur
1 oz. apple juice
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
Granny smith apple and fresh ginger slices for garnish
Shake all ingredients together and pour over ice cubes. Garnish with slices of granny smith apple and a sliver of ginger.
Sazerac – This classic cocktail makes a pearl of a pair!
¼ oz. Lucid Absinthe
2 oz. Pendleton 1910 Canadian Rye Whiskey
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
½ oz. simple syrup
Lemon peel for garnish
Add all liquid ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Rim the glass with the lemon peel, twist over the surface and garnish.
I like oysters and clams made with butter and white white and garlic. This would be a pair up with some nice crunchy bread. If you are having people over you should just completely go for the theme by turning on some Blue Öyster Cult (more cowbell), and have a cocktail with friends.
Happy oyster day!
All this week, Busy Bee Blogger is celebrating National Tequila Day (officially July 24th but who’s keeping track really?), with tequila cocktail recipes. Today, we have the Blackberry Blue Nectar Bramble. Most would not consider blackberry tied in with tequila, but this combination is a wonderful change.
To see the recipe, click below!
Thursday, July 24th is officially Tequila day, but since this Southern California pinup likes her cocktails, tequila in particular, I decided we should celebrate all week. It must be due to my Southern California Lifestyle.
Today’s cocktail recipe is a twist on the Cuba Libre, but instead of rum, we will be adding the loveliness that is tequila.
2 oz. Trianon Blanco Tequila
1 ½ oz. cola
Fresh lime juice
Lime wheel for garnish
Rim a glass with salt and fill with ice. Add lime juice, cola and Trianon Blanco Tequila. Add a pinch of salt and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.
More recipes to come throughout the week to help you celebrate Tequila day in style.
Opening day at the Del Mar Race Track races means cocktails, mingling, and all the best dressed hats in Southern California.
Hats, hats and more hats. That is all you will see about the Del Mar Racetrack today. There is even a contest today at during the opening day festivities for the best hat, and these women take it serious! You’ll see plenty of hats, tight dresses, and women getting their heels stuck in the dirt in the parking lot… and the grass at the entryway. Please be careful ladies.
If you cannot make it to Del Mar for Opening Day at the racetrack hold your own festivities at home! Get a great big hat, and bedazzle as you wish. On an episode of The Girls Next Door Bridget Marquardt hot glued my little ponies to her hat. It was perfect!
You can also watch the races on cable at home. Yes, there is a cable channel for horse racing. Why not gather the friends around, bring your hats, and watch the races. If you can’t watch the races, rent some old movies like National Velvet, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Seabiscuit, or Secretariat.
You can also mix up some horse race themed cocktails!