all sorts of recipes, from me to you

all sorts of recipes, from me to you…

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Blueberry Martini and Cheese Pie


Hallelujah!  Memorial Day weekend is close and what better way to jump start summer than with a refreshing cocktail and some cheese pie!


I’ve done the blueberry pancake thing and the blueberry muffins ~ now it’s time for a mighty blueberry cocktail.  If you favor a fancy martini, here it is; filled with vodka, lemon juice and blue curaçao garnished with a skewer of fresh blueberries. 

Curaçao, say “cure-ah-so” is named for the Caribbean Dutch West Indian Island.  It’s a liqueur made with dried sour orange peel, a method popularized on that little island.  The blue coloring is for added flair.  Berry drinks bring out the kid in us all ~ you just might like this so much that you’ll end up making it by the pitcher!



Blueberry Martini

Ingredients:

About 30-40 small blueberries
3 ounces vodka
1 ounce Blue Curaçao Liqueur
2/3 ounce lemon juice, or more to taste
Several blueberries on a cocktail pick for garnish

Method:

Muddle the blueberries in a cocktail shaker.
Add the vodka, curaçao and lemon juice.
Fill shaker with ice.
Shake vigorously to help the blueberries release more color and flavor.
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a chilled martini glass.
Add blueberry garnish.
2 servings


Cheese Pie

Ingredients:

½ pound sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
½ pound white Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, minced
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Several drops Tabasco sauce

Method:

Spread cheese in a glass pie plate.
Mix the remaining ingredients and place on top of the cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Serve with crackers.

Cheers!!!



Pin It

23 comments:

  1. mamamiya...I want to try your blueberry cocktail!! It looks so mysterious and sexy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cheers, and I will have a slice of cheese pie as well. Yum Yum. Diane

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is one striking drink!!! I think I'd worry about the blue tongue left behind. I would love to taste it though.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Looks like a really great cocktail! A blue cocktail has to be fun and festive! The cheese pie sounds delicious, saving the recipe, thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my a "healthy" martini! And the cheese pie sounds delicious! Do I detect some southernness in you? The shrimp and grits was a staple when we lived in Charleston, S.C. One could purchase 50 lb bags of rice at the Piggly Wiggly!

    Best,
    Bonnie

    ReplyDelete
  6. P.S. I often met the boats in the harbor for shrimp, grouper, pompano, etc. Now I shop at the fish markets in the Chicago area--and pay a lot more!

    Best,
    Bonnie

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the color of your drink...and the cheese dip sounds fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  8. The cheese pie sure sound oh so good! I love cheesecake and my daughters love anything cheese so this pie sure would be a home run in my house.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Angie's Recipes, mamamiya indeed! It is, it is and more!

    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, Cheers is right! Have a good day!

    Susan, it's worth a blue tongue for sure! It's a mighty one!

    Dishesdone, thank you! It is fun and good for the holiday! Glad you like it!

    From the Kitchen, LOL!!! You are so right, I forgot how healthy blueberries are! Yes, I grew up in Louisville, KY so I love that Southern food! Oh my gosh, I can't imagine meeting the boats in the harbor. That would be fantastic, good and fresh. How cool!!! I know all about the price of fish in this area, nothing's cheap here!

    Bo, the color is perfect and the taste is even better! Glad you like the cheese dip, it's tasty with the blueberries.

    Xiao Yen Recipes, good! I'm there with your daughters on that cheese thing! YUM!

    ReplyDelete
  10. That blueberry martini sounds divine!!...The cheese dip sound great too; thanks for the recipes...Happy day Pam!

    ReplyDelete
  11. never seen abluberry drink!!!
    great Pam, your martini looks fantastic!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Jacqueline, thanks! I just love that blue and it tastes great also! Have a great day!

    Zia Elle, it's a great thing if you love blueberries! Give it a try! Have a good day!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Pam, I love that cocktail. I am just waiting for my watermelon to freeze so I can whip up some watermelon margs...but I am thinking I need to make these in the mean time! Have a great holiday wknd!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. À LA GRAHAM, thanks! Your sound pretty great to me. Love those margs!!! Here's wishing you a great holiday weekend also ~ have some fun!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi Pam! I think these sound wonderful! The drink is so pretty! Thank you for always sharing great recipes. Have a nice day! Twyla

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh wow! That looks like an unreal combination! Loving the blue toddy! And the cheese pie sounds just divine

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Twyla! Thank you! Glad you like it and you have a wonderful weekend!

    Sinful Southern Sweets, yes! I would say unreal also but---ummmmm! It's good! Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a combo...yummy!
    I want to dive right into both!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Corgidogmama, you're back! It's good to see you, lady! I'm so glad you stopped by!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I enjoyed visiting your blog. Very insightful! Hopefully, mine will be an encouragement to you.
    God Bless, Bob West

    http://westbob.blogspot.com/2010/05/god-vs-science.html

    ReplyDelete
  21. Bob West, thank you and you have a great weekend. God Bless.

    ReplyDelete
  22. that blueberry cocktail looks great!! I love blueberries!

    Have a safe holiday weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sandi, thank you! You have a wonderful safe holiday also!

    ReplyDelete

I'm happy to hear what you have to say, and appreciate your taking the time to comment. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

Keep smiling,
Pam