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
. It’s a liqueur made with dried sour orange peel, a method popularized on that little island. The blue coloring is for added flair. Caribbean Dutch West Indian Island 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! Berry
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
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.
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
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.