One of the best things about being a food blogger is being part of the food blogging community. It’s a community full of supportive, helpful people who are always willing to lend an ear and are unfailingly encouraging. One of the most encouraging and one whom I met early in my blogging experience was Barbara from Creative Culinary. Barbara and I originally connected through Twitter, exchanging comments and bouncing ideas off each other eventually becoming not just blogging buddies, but also good friends.
Barb’s food blog was actually one of the first on the internet and started as a simple archival site where she stored her personal recipes. Over the years it grew and was refined with beautiful photography and more and more delicious recipes.
One year ago, Barb added a Friday cocktail feature to her blog and that’s what we’re celebrating today. Her cocktail recipes are always interesting with fascinating background and history on the cocktails she presents. She also often suggests perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres for her cocktails. Her weekly feature has been very well received even spawning a copycat site or two.
So today, a whole bunch of us food bloggers are posting cocktails to celebrate Barb’s one-whole-year of Friday cocktails! Now, I have to admit that BeeBop and I are not really cocktail drinkers. It’s pretty rare for us to mix up a cocktail. As a matter of fact, I could probably count on one hand the number of times we’ve made cocktails in our nearly 25 years of being married. Nevertheless, I still knew exactly what I wanted to do for Barb’s celebration. I mean, really, what could be more appropriate for a Southern food blogger to post than a Scarlett O’Hara?
A Scarlett O’Hara is a mix of Southern Comfort liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Mix one up and lift a glass to Barb! Congrats, girl!
- 2 oz. Southern Comfort liqueur
- 1 lime wedge
- 4-6 oz. cranberry juice
- Pour Southern Comfort into a cocktail glass and squeeze in the lime juice. Fill with crushed ice. Pour over the cranberry juice. Stir and serve.
Visit Creative Culinary today for dozens of fantastic cocktail recipes!
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