Monday, October 26, 2009

Blog Bling Happy Hour

Okay, before you think I've lost my mind by posting a recipe on a Monday instead of Tuesday, it's for a reason. We normally explore mindless trivia or brain food on Mondays, but today I'm deviating from the norm (whatever that is) because fellow Louisiana blogger Marguerite of Cajun Delights has passed along a neat blog award. Thanks, sha! Part of the requirements of accepting the new blingage is to concoct a special cocktail. Then I get to award it to four deserving bloggers with a note about the ways they "give good blog."

 So there ya have the method behind my madness.

Cajun Cosmo

5 oz. bottled or juice from one lemon
3 oz. Ocean Spray cranberry juice
1 ea. lemon and lime slice or curly garnish
1 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. Vodka
1 - 3 shakes Tabasco (depending on preferred "hawtness")
*Pickled green bean, optional

Shake all ingredients with ice. Pour into a chilled martini glass or champagne stem. Garnish as desired. 

Now the hard part -- passing on the cool award to only four folks. *sigh* I love all my bloggy friends, so for this particular badge of honor, I'm just gonna pass this bling on to two "old" friends and two new whose blogs resemble mine in some way: 

Vodka Mom is an obvious choice because her blog name mirrors the main ingredient of my Cajun Cocktail. Plus, she probably needs a drink with a little kick to it right about now due to her recent creep-stalking-my-daughter post. VM writes about the most interesting and funny things, has tons of followers, champions great causes and is an A#1 teacher. Visit her if you haven't already. 

Irish Gumbo. How could I pass this blog by when we share such a great food staple as part of our blog names? I enjoy the lovely lyrical writing and deep thoughts the lad shares regularly, and the total honesty with which he examines his life, dreams and experiences in order to share the mined nuggets with friends in the Blogosphere.

Moon Willow Whispers is a brand new friend who just started a blog. I hope you'll visit her and check out her lovely handmade jewelry. What do we have in common? She's here in Louisiana, and a cousin of my youngest son's godmother. Confusing, I know, but you'll enjoy her pretty ornamentations and her gently interesting ways.

And finally, to Tamika at The Write Worship because she writes womens fiction, loves Jesus and seems like a really sweet person. Oh, and beautiful too! (Now, we don't share that trait, but that's okay.) :D


Have a great week and may all your roads be straight and without potholes or detour signs.


Jessica said...

What a funny award! Cute. :-) Congrats to the winners!

Diane said...

SPICY! Your drink sounds like it'll burn some chest hair off.....hmmmmm, maybe I will have one after all!!! :O)

Rebecca Nazar said...

Cheers to all! *hiccup* :-)

jason evans said...

That drink looks good.

I have to check out these blogs! Congrats.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jessica - interesting twist (no pun) with concocting a cocktail, eh? :)

LOL Diane!

Rebecca - I shoulda made a coffee drink for this early in the morning.

Thanks Jason. I think you'll enjoy these bloggy folks!

Tamika: said...

Thanks Angie! This is my first blog award, and I do not take it lightly. I am thankful for your encouragement, and all the support you lend.

I may just have to drink up, but can I make mine a virgin (LOL)!

Now if I can only figure out how to post it on my site....

Angie Ledbetter said...

Well, congrats Tamika! Glad to extend a hand and some bling. :) And you most certainly can have your cocktail sans liquor.

Click on the award to save on your computer. Go to your Blogger menu where you change/add/remove features and click on ADD GADGET.

PS If you add your email to your blog profile, I and others can email you when we receive your comments. :)

Deb Shucka said...

Congrats! This is the most interesting blog award I think I've ever seen. Whew! On my way to check out the links.

darsden said...

Yum I am going to try the drink for sure. Congratulations to the Award winners they are awesome bloggers!

Tamika: said...

Thanks Angie! I am so computer challenged it is ridiculous!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Ditto, Deb!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Deb & Carrie, me too, and I LOVE different/interesting. :)

Darsden - Thanks. And glad you stopped by. Will come visit your blog today.

You're welcome Tamika. And you're doing fine!

Hilary said...

Congrats on the award .. cute one. :) And that drink sounds yummy!

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Whoa that one sounds like a kick in teh pants :) Congrats to all the winners!!

B.J. Anderson said...

Congrats to the winners and as always, thanks for the recipe!! :D

Vodka Mom said...

I bow at your feet, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now pass the damn vodka.

Kathryn Magendie said...

I will visit them! :-)

Suldog said...

"I Give Good Blog"

Hah! I almost would have been willing to accept this one without the usual insults and such. Almost.

Cheffie-Mom said...

How fun!! Congrats on the award!!

The Things We Carried said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, ya know!

Now to visit the blogs!

Irish Gumbo said...

Why, Ms. Ledbetter, you are makin' me blush! Thank you so much for this lovely and shall we say, sultry award!

I'll toast with some single-malt...'cause that's what I have on my spice cabinet in the kitchen! Slainte!

Moon Willow said...

MERCI BEAUCOUP! You made my week! As a newbie-really means allot. thanks again,can't wait to post to my blog. :D

Marguerite said...

I'll have a Cajun Cosmo, and the hotter the better, sha! Thanks so much for the great shout out! And Congrats to all the winners!

Debbie said...

I'm thinking if I drank enough of these, I could be the pickled green bean.

Angie Ledbetter said...

In my rush to get some editing things done, I *think* I answered all of you sweet commentators by email (if you have one attached to your profile).


jdcoughlin said...

Love the Cosmo! Have to say, the best Bloody Mary I ever had was in Mississippi and came with a pickled green bean. Total YUM!

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