I got a mention on a Christian website the other day. And no, they weren’t damning me to hell for my potty mouth and occasional smutty innuendo. Far from it. They actually described this as:
“the cutest Australian retro site”
And just in case you think I’m fibbing, you can link here.
And shame on you!!! As if I’m going to lie about the Christians!!! Let’s just say I’m taking Pascal’s wager on that one. If nothing else.
I believe for only the second time ever that Philosophy major I undertook at university has come in handy. I knew all that time and money would be worth it someday.
And consider yourselves lucky I’m not doing a Paleo blog – otherwise the references to Plato and his cave would be coming thick and fast.
BOOM! – That would be three.
But given it is Easter, how about a quote from the modern-day philosopher Bill Hicks:
“A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. You think when Jesus comes back he ever wants to see a fucking cross? It’s like going up to Jackie Onassis wearing a rifle pendant.”
And farewell to the readers I picked up from the Christian website, it was nice knowing you.
So let’s talk about how I celebrated Easter….
First there were cocktails. Then sandwiches. Then home made Easter Eggs.
Not one of them normal….because what would be the fun in that?
We’ll get to the others in due course but today is all about the cocktail.
Remember back in February when I did the post with the Parfait Amour? At the time, I said:
“If I was to make this again, I would add some zing, maybe with some lime juice and also maybe a kick of a flavoursome gin like Hendricks – I think the floral notes in the Hendricks would combine well with the floral notes in the Parfait Amour.”
Well guess what I found?
A cocktail recipe called the Simply Divine which uses Parfair Armour, Gin and Citrus. And it is AWESOME!!!! So, so tasty…sweet and tangy and floral and delicious….except for one thing….
The citrus mix was a very pretty peachy colour.
The Parfait Amour and gin was purple.
So the result should have been a pretty pinky purple as per the original recipe.
That didn’t happen.
If you were looking for some sexed up paintchart name for the colour this went, you’d probably call it Dove Wing Grey. Technically, I think the weird browny purple grey colour it turned is called puce. Unofficially, it prompted the so-called-beloved to ask if I was drinking bong-water. After I explained that I had no idea of what he spoke of, we decided that this is not so much Dove Wing Grey but that this is what it looks like when doves cry.
As long as you don’t mind drinking something that looks like the water you washed your socks in, this is a super drink – the citrus and gin really do cut through the sweetness of the Parfait Armour to create a drink that has a really nice balance and is very refreshing.
And because I changed the ingredients slightly from the recipe and nothing that colour can be truly called Simply Divine, ladies and gentlemen meet the:
WHEN DOVES CRY
- 30ml gin – I used Hendricks
- 30ml Parfait Amour
- 1 red or pink grapefruit, juiced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tangerine, juiced
- Fill a glass with ice
- Add the gin and Parfait Amour
- Top with the mixed citrus juice
- Wince at the colour.
You can mix up the citrus too – lime would be great, as would orange!!!!
I’m going to try to redeem myself in the next post which will feature some of the cutest sandwiches you ever did see.
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Hope you had a fabulous Easter!!!!