Seeing Red

You may have noticed that our fav NFL team, the red-wearing Kansas City Chiefs are in the Super Bowl again this year? Since our beloved Chiefs are in the super bowl, and February is the month of love. We decided to celebrate with posts that are all about seeing RED!

To start you off on a red streak we are sharing a magnificent red cocktail today.  The pomegranate martini.  Do you remember when we mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we realized that there were some favorite recipes of ours that we had not shared with you in the past?  This pomegranate martini is one of those recipes. This yummy, citrusy cocktail is the basic pomegranate cocktail recipe with a few slight Blind Pig adjustments.

Unlike most martinis, we made ours with gin instead of vodka.  To make it taste even better, we used the Malfy Con Arancia Gin, which is blood orange flavored.  This gives the martini an extra citrusy pop!  If you want your martini to bubble a bit, you can also add a splash of sparkling water to the glass.

To make our version of the Pomegranate Martini you will need Malfy Con Arancia Gin. You also need cointreau, pomegranate juice, fresh lemon, fresh orange and pomegranate seeds.

Fill a shaker of ice and add the gin, cointreau, juice and squeeze lemon.  Shake for 20 seconds.  Pour into a martini or coup glass.  Garnish with a slice of orange and some pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top.

If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog to view a printable version of the full recipe for the Pomegranate Martini.

This red cocktail is the perfect sipper for cheering on the Chiefs or mixing for your love on Valentine’s…or both!  We would love to hear if you try it out.

Look for our post next week.  We will be sharing another red cocktail with you while we are watching our CHIEFS!!!!!

 

Disclaimer: The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking.  Drink responsibly.

Make it Through with a Quarantini

Well, friends, we think we have all decided that this is our new normal for awhile. Sheltering in place, social distancing, and working remotely.  It has been an adjustment for sure.  The Blind Pig Blog is not a platform for a political stand or a commentary on the social climate of our time, but food, fun, and friends have been interrupted. We hope that our blog has been a place that you have chosen to visit to try out some new cocktail, dessert and food recipes and to get away from the depressing news on the TV.

This  new climate is the opportunity for everyone to explore or research a new hobby. The Blind Pig Gang tried out a new fun thing last night.  If you follow Discover Puerto Rico on Instagram, each night at 6 pm CST they are live streaming demonstrations of  the Puerto Rican culture.  Friday night they had a salsa class — which Rhonda was disappointed that she missed.  Saturday night they had a bartender demonstrating how to make a Pina Coloda and a Mojito.  Tonight  they have a chef creating yummy Puerto Rican Cuisine.  If you are looking for something to do, drop by and watch.

We already shared with you that Craig has been the Skype Happy Hour King, and Rhonda had her first social distancing happy hour with friends on Friday.  Our family has played a marathon game of Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit.  Do what you need to do to make it through, friends!  Which is why this week we are sharing a strong dose of Quarantini with you.  This recipe is not new or fancy.  It is the classic recipe for a strong martini, but desperate times call for… well you know!

A few basic ingredients is all that is needed for a Quarantini — premium gin, high quality dry vermouth, we use Carpano Dry Vermouth, and some orange bitters.  We used olives to garnish our Quarantini, but you may want to use a lemon twist.  If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog to find the recipe for the Quarantini.

Cheers to you friends, we will make it through this difficult time, and we will have parties in the street once again.  Until then, stay safe, healthy and keep your piglets close!

 

Disclaimer:  The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.