You're prepping for your next pole competition! And you spend 90% of your time thinking about said pole competition, mostly because you spend 60% of your time at your
And then your pole competition comes and it was marvelous and terrifying and before you know it, it was over. I didn't place, but I didn't expect to. I was more honored by the fact that I made it to the finals, I had a LOT of fun, and I've got lots to learn/work on for my next competition, whenever, or wherever that may be ;-)
|Sadly, I don't have video (yet), so I haven't even seen my performance. But I'll share if I can find it or find a way to rip it off the DVD|
Well actually, I'll start with booze, since you know, Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and that calls for boozin' like you get paid to do it. I couldn't think of a name for this drink, but after some delightful Facebook suggestions, I came up with "The Hunt for Red Hot Summer".
You see I actually made this drink sometime in January. I tell you this because blood oranges are a winter fruit, and are typically available between December and March. And even though we had a disturbingly mild winter, I still wished it were summer instead.
And I didn't want you to think I was trying to pull a fast one on you. I probably haven't cooked a real meal since sometime in February, but I was busy in the kitchen before then, so I will be posting several wintery recipes just in time for early summer.
The Hunt for Red Hot Summer
Juice of 8-12 Blood Oranges*
~1/4 cup White Wine (light-medium bodied)
~1/3 cup White Rum
~1/4 cup Ginger Simple Syrup
Pulp of 1-2 blood oranges
1 tsp Candied ginger pieces from ginger syrup
Juice oranges into a measuring cup with a hand juicer (or fork in my case), set aside. remove remaining pulp from 1 or two oranges. Using a mortar and pestle, pound pulp with ginger pieces, add to juice. Combine juice and pulp mixture with rum, wine, and ginger syrup over ice. Shake vigorously to combine. Add more wine/rum/syrup per taste.
Serve in a cold martini glass and pretend it's summer. Or make a big batch of it for a Superbowl party and call it Giants' Punch. And be sure to taunt the Patriots fan who hosted the party with it, and refuse to let him drink any until he says "Go Giants!", and then salsa dance in his living room when the Giants win the game. #victorcruz #yesplease #gogiants
*All measurements approximate, you know I don't write these things down