Blogger Appreciation Month Week 2 - Maggie Mason: An Adventure!

This month I’m appreciating a handful of bloggers I love and admire. This week, I'm looking at Maggie Mason who writes MightyGirl. Blogging in homage to Maggie Mason is daunting. So often she's blogging about all of the dynamic and exciting things she's been doing. She's creating cocktails. She's traveling places and taking photos not just of where she is, but of the genius items she packed for maximum fashion and minimum baggage.

As I was trying to think of what I could share with you that would at least be in the vein of MightyGirl, I remembered a super-fun adventure I had with my friend Rob not so long ago.

Via Tasting Table (if you don't know about it, check it out), Rob and I signed up for a class to learn how to make classic cocktails. The class was taught by Simon Ford who was amazing - a charming font of cocktail knowledge both culinary and historic - and the Tasting Table folks provided amazing snacks to keep us from falling over too quickly from all of our . . . ahem . . . studies.

Here I am paying close attention to Simon early on:


Here's Me and Rob about half-way through enjoying some old-fashioneds:


I learned a lot in the class but the thing I've used most, is this recipe for a Classic Rum Daiquiri: 2 oz Rum 1 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice 1 oz Simple Syrup (or to taste) Place ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Strain into a glass.

Who knew that THAT was a Daiquiri? Not I! It scratches the cocktail itch and comes together in a beautifully breezy way. Try it!