Category Archives: Wine Cocktail


Not to get too serious here on the ol’ lighthearted blog, but today is a pretty big day. A lot of us are anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision today on Prop 8 (and tomorrow on DOMA).

I’m not going to rant and rave too much, and honestly, there’s nothing I can really say that hasn’t been said already. But this is one of the BIG issues for me. I got chills and got all choked up when Obama announced his support of gay marriage. And I’m really hoping today and tomorrow are just the next step. This truly is the civil rights issue of our time. And I suppose Scalia is probably a lost cause, but I’m cautiously optimistic that this is all going to turn out in favor of what’s right and good.

Anywho…in honor of this extremely important moment in our country’s history, I’m making a cocktail in (hopefully) celebration.

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*4 parts vinho verde (click here for Wiki’s take)
*1 part Hendrick’s Gin
*1 part apple juice (fancy, naturally)
*Splash of lime juice
*Dash of plum bitters

Just a quick note about vinho verde – it’s DELICIOUS. In case you weren’t aware. It’s got just a hint of carbonation, it’s dry and fruity at the same time, and best of all, it won’t break the bank! I grabbed this bottle of Broadbent for 9.99 at my local wine store. Plus, the gays love white wine, right?!

I’m kidding!

Back for more tomorrow – let’s just all keep our fingers crossed that these next two days end up like they should.

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