This is absolutely the craziest election. I can’t wait to see where America’s feet lands.
There is so much doom and gloom from both sides regarding the results. Of course, I have my side, but I’m not sharing which one it is. I refuse to fall into the the hashtag trap and I’m only here for the food and friends– so let’s agree to all get along!
With all that on the table, let’s talk about this cocktail. This cocktail is from Men’s Fitness magazine. Matt left it out with some dog-earred recipes. Naturally, I made this High Plains Drifter drink first—because it sounded amazing—Matt will tell you it’s because I hate to follow directions or suggestions.
So what makes this drink so amazing? It’s basically a Sazerac, but what sets this one apart is the sarsaparilla. A dash is all that is needed to transform this drink from good to great. Cheers to everyone and to a new America when we wake up on 11/9.
High Plains Drifter
adapted from Men's Fitness, Issue: September 2013
- 3 oz. rye whiskey
- 2 dashes of bitters
- 1 dash of agave
- 1/3 cup of ice
- 1 dash of sarsaparilla
- Add whiskey, bitters, agave and ice to a mixing glass. Stir with a bar spoon.
- Rinse the glass with absinthe to coat. Dump out excess. Strain mixture into glass. *Optional: Garnish with an orange zest.
great light and composition!
Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says
Sounds great! Love the photos!
Jessica L. says
I love these photos and how different they are from the ones you posted yesterday. You’ve got great range lady, keep it up.
Julie @ Table for Two says
i love these photos. they evoke a dark, manly emotion. you’re so great at photography – you should really teach a class or something. i’d totally come 🙂
Belinda @themoonblushbaker says
Sometimes the best thing comes by accident don’t they? I see you got your photo grove back ( not that you ever lost it in my opinion). Stunning!
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
You always take the best photographs! This drinks looks like the embodiment of a mysterious woman.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Such a great evening cocktail to kick back. Love the photos.
These are the perfect photos for this drink. They set the mood!
Nailed it! Great photos! I’m gonna make this drink for my hubby!
Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says
Sounds like a great cocktail and I just love the styling on this photo. Perfect!
Beth @ bethcakes says
I am so in love with your food/photo styling. 🙂
I’m not sure what the teanslation is of sarsaparilla but think this cocktail will do my guy a favour too!
I also really love your styling and setting in these pics. Really nice mood your creating with it.
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
These photos though! I am obsessed with them! And it’s 5:34 AM…but that’s still 5 o’clock, right? 😉
Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says
I could use a drink after last nights election! Gorgeous photos!
Heather Christo says
beautiful picture naomi!
online careprost says
Simply amazing post. Very useful, appreciate your sharing. Thanks a lot!!
Ellie | from scratch, mostly says
Haha exactly what everyone else said! I love the emotion of manliness and yet, the mysterious sensuality of a woman all put into one photo. Job very well done, Naomi! 😀 And thank you for keeping it so short and sweet on the election topic. I think I’ve heard and read too much about that for my own sanity. 😉