Good morning! How was your weekend? Did you watch the Derby? As I said, we did not attend a party but stayed home to enjoy a little leisure time.
We did make a few Mint Juleps, Blush Lily’s and appetizers.
6 tablespoons cranberry juice
3 tablespoons Vodka
2 tablespoons lime juice
slash of Triple Sec
Fill cocktail shaker with all ingredients, shake well, strain cocktail into glass filled with ice. Add lime slice or mint for garnish.
One of the appetizers we made was pimento cheese dip. Every Southern family, I have been told since moving to the South, has a family recipe that is closely guarded. My husband and I are not born and raised in the South but we did make what we think is a tasty recipe for pimento cheese dip.
Pimento Cheese Dip
3 oz. softened cream cheese
1/2 cup of Dukes mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. paprika
dash of Worcestershire sauce
pinch of red pepper flakes
1 4 oz. jar of whole roasted pimentos, dried, juice reserved, chopped
2 cups extra sharp white cheddar cheese grated
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated
In the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle add cream cheese beat until creamy, add all other ingredients except the cheese and pimentos. Beat until creamy then fold in the cheese and the pimentos. Add a little of the reserved pimento juice to make it creamier if you like. Chill mixture and serve with crackers, or toasted French bread rounds.
Do you have a recipe for pimento cheese dip that is your go to dip? Please share it if you do or perhaps a summer cocktail recipe.
I hope that you have a fabulous week!