About a week ago today, I read Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon. I loved it. I gave it to my brother as a gift for his birthday. It was a big influence for me to finally launch this blog and start DOING something even though I am not sure exactly what THIS is…yet. One thing Austin wrote that REALLY got to me had to do with not worrying about “connecting the dots.” That, if all my work comes from me, then the dots are already connected. Whew. This has allowed me a bunch of freedom. Like, here it is Sunday night – daylight savings Sunday – and all I care about posting is the cocktail I served at my friends’ dinner party tonight. I ask myself, “what does this have to do with the theme of this blog?”
Well, the theme of this blog is me. And this is what I have created. Dots connected. Enjoy.
The Cat Caller
(named by my wife, Allison, in honor of the costumes we created to attend our friends’ party last night)
It’s basically a margarita…with a twist…
- 2 oz reposado tequila
- 1 oz orangecello
- a splash of agave
- 1/2 oz lime juice or the juice of 3 halves of lime
Muddle a few pieces of ginger with a splash or 2 of agave in the bottom of a shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients. Add ice. Shake. Serve in whatever glass makes you happy. I suggest a cocktail glass with a ginger garnish.