I think I have another contender for Laura’s Strange But Good link up.
I actually made this a couple of weeks ago, but haven’t had a chance to blog about it yet. My silly life keeps interfering with my extracurricular activities. Imagine that.
Before I get right to my Strange But Good offering, I need to explain two things, and what better way than bullet points.
- I am a morning person. I’m not saying I jump out bed before the alarm goes off (every time), but I do accomplish a shitton of things in the early hours. It’s when I’m the most productive. On weekends, I pretty much get up and just go like a mad woman or the energizer bunny. With Easter nearly upon us, the bunny seems more fitting. I can clean the house, wash clothes, bake muffins, handle food prep, workout, go grocery shopping, write blog posts, and well you name it. I’m a total badass in the morning. With that being said, if you need something from me after 8 p.m., well then it’s probably not going to happen. I’m awake, but barely functioning.
- I don’t really like beer. I’m sorry, I just don’t. I think it tastes like swill because I, of course, know what swill tastes like; it’s my specialty. I can, however, appreciate a hard cider on a hot summer day or a crisp fall day or perhaps even a sunshiny spring day. Hard cider and me, we’re friends. I’ve also been known to have a glass of white wine on a rare evening, although two is really my limit. Two glasses pretty much ensures I’m sound asleep by 9 p.m. because I know how to rage. One of my favorite alcoholic beverages though would have to be a little bubbly. I like champagne, and the sweeter the better.
Now that you’re aware of these little nuggets of information, I’m guessing you know where my Strange But Good is going.
Given my preference for the crack of dawn, I’d prefer to have my cocktail in the morning hours, and what better a.m. drink is there than a Mimosa, ignoring the whole Bloody Mary thing, which I’ve never tried, although considering all the fruits and veggies involved, I probably should.
Now I know a mimosa all by itself wouldn’t be so strange, so what I am proposing today is a Smoo-Mosa, which is what happens when your breakfast smoothie and champagne collide. What’s not to like? It’s a little bit fruity, a whole lot sweet, all in a fizzy little number. Plus, you have a justification to drink before noon, not that any is needed if you’re responsible about it, emphasis on the word responsible. I’m not trying to create any raging alcoholics here.
It might not be as crazy as a Beet Juice Mimosa, but I’d have to say it’s still pretty strange. Plus, I figure if I’m going to start my Saturday with a drink, I might as well do it in style, with a Smoo-Mosa. Anyone else want one?
What’s your favorite time of the day to indulge in a cocktail, and what’s your cocktail of choice? Any exciting plans this weekend?
P.S. I’ve got a guest post on Jessie Bear’s blog today. If you feel so inclined, you should check it out. Even if you aren’t feeling it, you should check it out. 🙂
P.P.S. I’m doing another Week In Review link up party on Monday, and I want you to be a part of it. It’s going to be fun; I’ll bring the Smoo-Mosa’s. Think about it, then write about it, then link about it.
Meghan, this looks delicious! What else is in there…looks like a banana and some orange juice? Have you ever tried amaretto and orange juice? Incredible. Make a smoothie out of That! I’m not much of a drinker, but I do the wine thing occasionally. This looks refreshing though. Have a great day!
A banana, some pineapple juice and a couple of clementines.
I’ve never tried amaretto and OJ, but I’m fascinated now. Is that appropriate for morning drinking though? Hmm, I shall have to see.
Have a great weekend Fran.
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli says
Ohhh, amaretto in OJ?! Totally need to try this!
Smoo-mosa? Rock on. I’m totally a morning person, but I still tend to save my drinking for the evenings. Maybe I need to change that up. Early AM laundry wouldn’t be nearly so blah of a task if there was a little bubbly involved 😉
Now you’re talking. Vacuuming is a straight up hoot, and did I just type hoot. It’s getting late, and I’m delirious.
I’m into hard cider lately too! No clue why, perhaps the serving size (vs a box of wine). I don’t care for Woodchuck (Woodstock? Wood something) Granny Smith but I’m loving Amber, Pear, Raspberry, Spring, 902, Redd’s, and a whole host of others. I’ve been ‘sperimenting, I suppose.
If I had a Smoo-Mosa I’d probably be toast for the rest of the day. I have energy in the early morning and late at night. It’s a rotten combination.
I’m pretty sure it’s Woodchuck, and I’m digging the Crispin, except those come in some big old bottles which is sometimes more than I really want, but I certainly wouldn’t want it to go bad.
The trick to the morning cocktail is literally to just have one, which really turns out to be a half glass of bubbly so totally manageable.
Early morning and late night energy; that is a rough combo. You should be in Italy where they take mid-day breaks. It’s be perfect for you. And imagine the pizzas. I bet you could hold your own over there though.
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
My favorite time of the day to enjoy a nice adult beverage is during Happy Hour! I usually choose either a beer or a margarita :).
Margaritas are pretty fabulous too, especially when paired with chips and salsa or guacamole.
Carol @ Lucky Zucca says
I am a huge fan of hard cider too! It is so refreshing! My favorite time to enjoy an adult beverage is on a sunny afternoon around 3-5pm on a patio outside with friends when you’re actually supposed to be doing responsible things. 😀 Your smoo-mosa looks awesome!
Thanks Carol. The Smoo-Mosa was pretty good.
That is good time for an afternoon cider. I actually really like them mid-day too so long as I’m in a warm sun patch somewhere.
Stacey Belasic says
I too am a morning person and have NEVER been a fan of beer–even in my college days/nights (and maybe a few highschool nights….) I could never stomach it…which is how I got my oh so cool nickname, “Zima-chic.” Remember Zima? LOL! Of course now I’ve moved onto much finer beverages…I do love me some red wine on occasion! Oh and you must try a bloody mary–so delicious–well, depending on who makes it. Anyway, your Smoo-Mosa looks yummy!!! HOPPY EASTER!!!!
Zima chick, oh that’s funny and I do remember that stuff…clear beer right. Or really clear malt beverage. Too funny.
Maybe I should try a bloody mary this summer when I get my CSA tomatoes. Now that could be cool. Hoppy Easter to you too.
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
I was so excited to see your post this week after your teaser! I’m not a morning person at all… but this deliciousness would have me bunny-hopping out of bed. 🙂 You aren’t missing much with the Bloody’s. I can’t stand them. Mimosas > Bloody. It’s even a better name.
Thanks for linking up!!!
Yeah, what is with the name bloody? Seriously, talk about some bad marketing. They need to rebrand that thing.
Have a great weekend.
Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen says
Love mimosas! I like pina coladas and anything sweet 🙂
Ooh pina coladas are really good. I love sweet drinks; it appeals to my sweet tooth.
You had me at smoo-mosas!! What a great idea to do a link up for the wk in review!! Looking forward to it!!
Yeah! Happy dance ensues, especially since you were my inspiration for the Week In Review posts to begin with. I love the idea and it’s really my favorite list these days.
I’m with you, I hateee beer, but can enjoy a hard cider! This smoomosa looks so good, and perfect for summer mornings. I too am a morning person. Shit lets just hangout already. And drink smoomosas. With Max of course.
Sounds like a great plan to me, and I talked to Max and he said he’s down too. 🙂
P.S. I’m digging running lately for some reason….
Whoa…. very weird! My favorite time for a drink is (shhh) a mid-afternoon beer. Yep, I said it. Just one. Helps keep this momma smiling through to the tuck-in time 🙂
Your secret is safe with me and with three running around plus school, you do what you got to do.
Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles says
I’m not a big fan of beer either….but a mimosa? Yes, please! Happy wknd
You bring the OJ, I got the champagne. Happy weekend to you too.
Smoo-Mosa… um alright, I could totally get on board with this one.. if champagne were freaking allowed here in Kuwait!! Since it’s not, have one.. or two.. or heck even three for me please 🙂
If I have three, I’d be wrecked for the day, and my productivity would totally go out the window. I’ll try two though. 🙂
Loved your guest post!! Happy Easter weekend 🙂
What a fantastic idea! I love a hard cider on a crisp afternoon, or a glass (or two) of wine with dinner, but this looks like a great way to kick off a weekend morning. Cheers!
Cheers to you too. Today would be a perfect hard cider day, with our 60 degree weather and the sun shining.
luv what you do says
I need me a shoo mosa NOW! I love bubbly and this looks awesome (not strange at all)! I have heard that the beer mosa is good too but I am more a mimosa girl myself!
I thought you might like that!! I’ve never tried a beer mimosa, but I have tried an Arnold Palmer, which is way better than straight beer.
Robyn :) says
I do not drink alcohol, but I do enjoy a good Shirley Temple once in awhile, preferably in the evening.
We went garden shopping this weekend, had a bowling date and church this morning.
It’s the simple pleasures right, and growing up I used to love Shirley Temples. I always felt so adult sipping my non-alcoholic cocktail, and I always asked for extra cherries. Your weekend sounds great, especially garden shopping. I love anything involving landscaping. Did you get anything good?
Kammie @ Sensual Appeal says
Mandarins, Oh how I want citrus fruit now after seeing your post. After all the sweets and chocolates and eggs, citrus sounds particularly good right now… Happy Easter!
Thanks Kammie. I always find fruit so appealing for my sweet tooth. Happy Easter to you too. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.
GiGi Eats Celebrities says
I AM A MORNING PERSON. Well, maybe I am a DAY person. But the second 6 or 7 rolls around, all I want to do is put on my jammies and VEG OUT! 😉
Yep, same for me too, which is why I prefer the morning cocktail 🙂
Liz @ iheartvegetables says
That sounds delicious!!! I’m going to go read your guest post on Jesse’s blog! 🙂
Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear says
I am laughing so hard at your mimosa smoothie idea. Hilariously awesome.
If I can add champagne to it, I’m gonna try.
kristy @ gastronomical sovereignty says
can we pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaase get together and drink prosecco?? lots of it! with berries in it!
p.s. i realize i’m a little late commenting but i’m trying really hard to catch up on my blog reading. i’ve sucked at that lately. stupid trying to get a new business off the ground 😉
Yes, yes absolutely.
No worries, starting a new business is a pretty big deal and I completely understand.