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6.03.2009

Real Housewives Cocktail Contest...The Countess' Cherry Lime Gin Rickey


If I had to relate to anyone on Bravos Real Housewives franchise it would be the Countess. What can I say, she's great, Like a tall glass of lemonade that keeps going even when life throws some merde her way and her cast mates aren't always the most gracious. LuAnn gets a lot of flack in democratic America for supposedly flaunting her title. But come on, most people would. Some old Glamah lore is that I hung around a few titled folks in my Paris school days, and the allure is there no matter how nonchalant you try to be. Its fascinating when one can trace their families achievements and scandals for hundreds, even thousands of years.The Countess earned that title being the consummate wife while her Count was off wheeling and dealing for the most part. Another aspect I relate to heavily as Certain Someone spends a great amount of time away for his work.
I chose to make a Gin Based drink with the Countess as my muse.Gin has been produced commercially for over 400 years and goes well with fruit.When I think of Gin I think of Old Line, Class, and another era. Naturally I used Gordon's which is by Appointment to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth , the grandest title of them all.I made the drink more fun and common with the addition of lime juice and cherries. I can see The Countess drinking this while watching the polo at Bridgehampton or even sitting by her pool as she plots out the next chapters of her life without the lowdown Count.So raise you glass to the housewife with the most class.
There is still time darlings to enter The Real Housewives Cocktail Contest. You have until June 20th!
(Absolutely no affiliation with Bravo TV, just good ole food blogging fun).

The Countess' Cherry Lime Gin Rickey
*thanks to Kayce for the inspiration and advice
6 organic cherries pitted
Juice of 1 organic lime
1 shot glass of Gordon's Gin
2 tablespoons of simple syrup
Crushed ice
Club Soda or Seltzer Water
Muddle the cherries, lime and simple syrup in a tall glass. Top with Crushed ice.Pour in Gin and top off with Club Soda. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Historical Trivia on the origin of the Countess title.

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16 comments:

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous color and perfect for The Countess! Sounds so refreshing!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A beautiful cocktail! Perfect for the summertime!

Cheers,

Rosa

kayce. said...

omg this looks so incredibly good... just like you said: perfect for summertime, even if you, like me, can't afford the hamptons, LOL.

thx for the shout-out, even tho i contend that i had little to do with this concoction ~ it's all you & your creativity. ^_^

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I love this flavor combo. Perfect for a hot day.

When I live in NYC there used to a Cherry Lime Rickey soda that I loved. Of course now I can't remember the name of it.

~~louise~~ said...

I'm so wanting that drink right now and it's only 9AM. Does a Countess sip before 10?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This looks amazing. I will absolutely need to try it. I think I happen to have all the ingredients on hand.

Weekend, here I come!

toni said...

Looks beautiful - perfect for a hot summer day!

The Duo Dishes said...

We've heard this is a classic cocktail. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

chou said...

Brilliantly beautiful. Now to actually watch the show.

Chris said...

Lovely!! I would like one right now...and later...;) Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

nicole said...

How perfect for summer, and how perfect to use up the rest of the gin sitting in my pantry!

Lori Lynn said...

What a cute post! The drink sounds heavenly too.

MLLA will post on Sunday, please stop by!
LL

The Caked Crusader said...

I used to make a lot of cocktails but have somehow got out of the habit - yours looks terrific and is making me want to go and get my ice crusher out of the cupboard. Cheers!

Darius T. Williams said...

I'm with the majority here - looks fantastic!

we are never full said...

can you believe i've never seen a single episode of that show? but the real housewives of jersey is callin' my name!! love this drink. seems alcoholic AND refreshing! a dangerous combo.

nora@ffr said...

yumm!! a wonderful and refreshing cocktail for the summer.. love the color of it.. beautiful!!
cheers!!