Tuesday, July 11, 2006
The official beverage of female bonding weekend...
...is the Bloody Martha. In early summer 2001, I was watching the still law-abiding Martha Stewart (or the Martha Stewart who hadn't been caught yet), and she was making red sangria. To be perfectly honest, I was more enamored with the wonderful apothecary jar in which she tossed the ingredients than the recipe itself, because, let's face it, Martha makes everything - except perhaps prison (and her own hair) -look stylish. Still, to have a bit of fun, I visited Martha's website & downloaded the recipe. I also took some liberties with her original photo, and made a recipe card for all of the bonders - which I've featured here.
...Well, the Bloody Martha was more popular than a hot stock tip. Everyone loved it, and we've been making it ever since. My sister Cheryl even found the same stylish apothecary jar at Crate & Barrel in Quincy Market during our shopping trip that year, so our Bloody Martha's are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate. Of course, we're always looking for new ways to celebrate, so feel free to share your favorite (alcoholic) beverage recipe, and I'll share them with the bonders this year.