White Trash ‘Toonis

Foodie Friday

Oct 7, 2011 by

Recently a friend was coming over for Friday martinis. (Everyone knows they can invite themselves over pretty much any Friday. There will be

‘toonis.) I decided to do something a little different so I got out my smaller Kerr jars and made individual drinks. Fun to look at; easy to make.

You simply pour vodka over ice (and if you simply must, add a drop or three of dry vermouth). Screw on the lid, shake vigorously. Then, keep in freezer until company arrives.

To serve, thread a fresh cherry tomato, a pickled okra pod and a pickled green tomato on a cocktail pick. Wrap a paper towel around the base of the jar with a rubber band, for that extra special touch.

On the side, you can offer pimento cheese on saltines (Hey, if billionaire Mayor Bloomberg can serve tuna on crackers…). You can get my fav recipe for PC from my previous post, White Trash Cocktail Parties.

Or, a simple cheat is to grate cheddar, add a dollop of mayo (or Miracle

Whip) and a fork full (or two) of salsa. Gives it a southwestern style twist. (Use the fork in the salsa so you don’t deluge the PC with liquid.)

Cocktail music suggestions: Reverend Horton Heat’s It’s Martini Time, and anything by Zachary Richard, B.B. King, or John Lee Hooker.

Cheers and Happy Friday!

P.S. Yes, pickled green tomatoes. My favorite brand is Old South Tomolives. You may have to buy online since they can be hard to find in stores.

P.P.S. For all y’all Yankees thinkin’ you hate okra, try the pickled.

It’s crisp, not slimy.

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