Saturday, September 18, 2010
Day After Birthday Cocktail - Strawberry Mimosa
I can listen to Leonard for hours on end. Light candles and incense - nag champa is perfect. Patchouli and sandalwood are also appropriate. Close the blinds and settle into an over-stuffed chair and stare into the flickering light, moving only to bring the Jack to your lips as Leonard washes over you.
The puppies understand. They lay, unmoving, on the couch. Lulled by the troubadour's tones. Charles understands too. He can sit, and stare, and wait. For me.
It is the next day. And the pressure is off. And I can celebrate and be lighter. With bubbles. And strawberries.
8oz freshly squeezed orange juice
10 strawberries, stemmed
3 ice cubes
Sparkling wine - I used Cava. Prosecco, or champagne would also be excellent.
Blend orange juice, strawberries, and ice until puréed. Pour halfway up two chilled champagne flutes. Top with sparkling wine. Feel your spirits getting lighter already.