Monday, May 14, 2012

Miss (or Mrs) Piggy

This past Saturday we went to Cape May, New Jersey. It's a really quaint old town that loves its gingerbread houses. 

Like this one:

Or this one (my personal favorite):

Cape May also has a ridiculously great restaurant called the Blue Pig Tavern. It's super classy, and belongs more (I think) in the South than in Jersey, but I'm definitely not complaining.

Even the napkins have classy pigs on them.

They give you good-looking placemats, which soon become covered with plates laden with delicious egg salad sandwiches and french fries.

The beverage menu is amazing. I chose a drink called the Miss Piggy, under the "Little Piggies" header. It's strawberries, muddled with mint, added to lime juice and ginger ale. It's very refreshing, but it just wasn't pink enough to suit me. The pink-ness factor needed a boost. 

Enter - my version. 

I subbed the strawberries for raspberries! So much pinker. So much better.

Muddle a handful of berries in a glass with 2-3 leaves of mint.

I used a plastic ice cream scooper for a muddler. It worked remarkably well.

Then add the juice of 1/2 a lime.

Next up, ice and ginger ale. And a few unsmooshed berries for effect.

Serve with a bouquet of bright yellow flowers. BRIGHT YELLOW. Sorry for the over exposure...

And if you get a little more mature (Sadie Sadie, Married Lady!!), toss in a shot of rum.

The Mrs. Piggy tastes twice as nice!

Miss (or Mrs) Piggy
Adapted from The Blue Pig Tavern

1 handful fresh raspberries (plus 3-4 for garnish)
2-3 leaves fresh mint
Juice of 1/2 a lime
1 can ginger ale
Rum - to make it a Mrs. Piggy!

Put the raspberries in the bottom of a pint glass with the mint. Muddle together until smooshed completely.

Add in the lime juice, (rum), ice, and ginger ale until nearly full. Garnish with uncrushed fresh berries. 


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