Happy Thursday, glitter girls!
As promised, here are two of our go-to recipes for the season. Maybe one day we’ll be
obligated trusted to cook the Thanksgiving meal. Until then, we’ll contribute an appetizer and/or cocktail. Those are kinda our specialties anyway. Here goes!
Yum, yum, yum. Rosemary definitely feels like fall to us…and martinis are appropriate all year long. Recipe reprinted from A Martini Always Helps. Well, it does.
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz rosemary simple syrup
- splash of lemon juice
Shake in a martini shaker with ice and pour into a martini glass that’s been rimmed with lemon juice, sugar and finely chopped rosemary. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.Makes one.
*To make rosemary simple syrup, bring to a boil in a saucepan 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 4 fresh rosemary sprigs. Boil one minute, or until sugar is dissolved and then let stand for 30 minutes off the stove. Pour through a strainer to remove the rosemary bits and chill for four hours in an airtight container. (You can store it up for up to a month.)
Mod Cheese Log
This is an easy, elegant upgrade from the old-school cheese ball.
- 1 5oz log goat cheese/chevre
- 1/2 tsp canola or corn oil
- 3/4 cup raw pumpkinseeds
- salt & pepper
- 3 tsbp pumpkinseed oil
- crackers (we like sweet wheat crackers)
Let cheese come to room temperature. Place a small skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes; add canola or corn oil and pumpkinseeds. Toss for a minute, then season with salt and pepper. Once seeds have popped but are still green, transfer to a plate; let cool. Roll cheese in seeds to coat. Drizzle with pumpkinseed oil and serve with crackers.
What’s your favorite holiday appetizer or cocktail? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo.