Friday, December 16, 2011


The Benson

So, I just got a new dog! He's a little terrier mix that I adopted from the city shelter.

Guess what his name is.....

Benson. "Benny" Benson Bartholomew. (My step-father named him after the gumball machine guy on Regular Show. *eye roll) I found this drink on Food & Wine in honor of him joining our family. It's like a Bloody Mary, but way more complicated and cajun. This is a New Orleans delicacy. There's some crushed arugula, cucumber, and lime juice involved along with really good tequila and sparkling wine. Our goal in the South is to get you wasted!

This drink is a mix of crazy things just like my dog, Benny. So, go try this and toast to my new canine child.


2 slices of seedless cucumber, cut 1/3 inch thick
5 arugula leaves
1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
2 thick strips of lime zest
1 ounce cava (Spanish sparkling wine)
Pinch of coarse salt

Crush the cucumber and arugula gently in shaker to get juices, but no pulp. Add ice. Then add all liquids except the cava. Shake for 20 seconds, and strain into martini glass. Add the cava and a pinch of salt. Garnish with another cucumber slice if you like. 

Note: Don't give this to your dog. THAT'S BAD!


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