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Big Black Dog: New York Housewives and The Swinger

June 16, 2009

New York Housewives and The Swinger


I admit it, I'm a huge fan of Bravo's The Real Housewives series. When my friend Courtney of Coco Cooks, aka @Glamah on twitter, announced her Real Housewives Cocktail Contest, I jumped at the chance to highlight my favorite housewife. But which one? I like many of the housewives and now that the series has expanded from the original Orange County, CA to include New York City, Atlanta and the newest cast from New Jersey, I had several favorites to choose from.



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But I knew all along who rose above all as my favorite! Not really a housewife but definitely one of the stars of the series, Simon van Kempen, was an easy choice. His Aussie accent, flamboyant sense of style and complete adoration for his wife, Alex, won me over months ago. His red leather laced-up pants in the last show was a sight I will not soon forget. Please view the below video to see Simon dancing in his red pants.







Inventing a cocktail for Simon was not difficult. I knew it had to be very colorful, slightly spicy with a bit of fringe and fun. I decided to use my new Mole Poblano Vodka, a slightly spicy but mellow vodka, distilled right here in IL by North Shore Distillery.



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Red Patent Leather Swinger
Recipe developed by Big Black Dog

1 oz Mole Poblano Vodka
5-6 oz V-8 Juice
Dash of celery salt
Few drops of dill pickle juice
1 TBL beef broth
Freshly ground pepper

Garnish:
Slice of Lemon
Whole Green Onion, the longer the better
Playful monkey

Mix together V8 juice, celery salt, dill pickle juice, pepper. In a tall glass filled with ice add Mole Poblano Vodka, pour in V8 mix stir well. Garnish with a slice of lemon, whole green onion and monkey.



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14 Comments:

Blogger finsmom said...

I so love the name of this cocktail! :) Hillarious!

Sounds soooo good! I could really go for that right about now...

June 16, 2009 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Lori E said...

I am so all about the monkeys. All my kids birthday cards always had monkeys on them.
In Canada we use Clamato juice for our Ceasars. Your vodka would be a perfect mix for the regular vodka generally used.
Though I must say my Ceasar is always a Tequila Ceasar.

June 16, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Stereos and Souffles said...

The drink looks great, but the beautiful yard really pops! And tonights finale...these NJ girls are ready to rumble!

June 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I agree with you, I like Simon, too! I am addicted to these shows!

Your drink looks and sound GOOD.

XXDenise

June 16, 2009 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Absentminded Oracle said...

I am all over this drink. Especially the monkey. I refuse to make it sans monkey.

June 16, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Natashya said...

That's hilarious! I have never seen the show but I can see how he would inspire you.

June 16, 2009 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Dish Diva aka Kay said...

You nailed it! I must make myself one of these drinky poos as soon as I can drink again(just had a neck fusion)And Simon is great because he is not afraid to love what he loves.He is just hip to the bone. Altho my hubby thinks he is euro-trash.lol

June 16, 2009 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Insults said...

On the money. And the drink looks sweeeeeet!

June 16, 2009 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger California Girl said...

Sounds like a spicy twist on the Bloody Mary. I hate to admit it but if I'm clicking through channels and the NY Housewives are on, I usually become mesmerized and cannot get off the channel. I can't figure it out! I mean, they represent everything I think is bullshit yet they amuse the hell out of me. Who is that blatantly a social climber, a smarmy friend, a schemer on camera? Gotta be tongue in cheek but it's kinda fun.

June 16, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger glamah16 said...

Bravao! Love everything about this. The name, the inspiration, the drink, the photos, the yard. Can I have a party in your yard? Please. Thank you so much for entering and spreading the word.

June 16, 2009 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

The Housewives of NYC is the only one I watch and it is my guilty pleasure and secret! I keep saying "no more"! But, I do go back. This recipe sounds wonderful.

June 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger artis1111 said...

were the best of all the other shows. Great choice. Kathy

June 17, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger ~~louise~~ said...

Not only did I miss Coutney's Real Housewives Cocktail Contest, I now know I must make some time to catch up on that show. I mean really, come out from under the covers Louise, if a cocktail like this can be inspired by that show then, Bravo!!! I'm in...

Thanks for sharing...

June 17, 2009 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Manuela said...

The drink has such a beautiful color! The name made me laugh! Thanks! I can't forget to mention how beautiful your yard is.

Thank you for your kind words.

June 18, 2009 at 6:37 AM  

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