Confusing title? Photo not making sense? You are obviously not familiar with the fabulous cocktail blog by Kate, a wonderfully potty American based in LA that spends her life mixing cocktails in her backyard surrounded by chickens. And boy can this girl concoct cocktails – her mixes are amazing and the accompanying photos creative, feathery, funky and nuts.
I came across Kates blog by chance. I’m always surfing the net looking for ideas for blogs or posts and stumbled upon Drinking with Chickens. I love things that are a bit bonkers and this is certainly that, but reading some of the recipes I thought it was worth showing Unal as he might get a few ideas for the bar. This I did on the terrace and, as we sat discussing how great Kates photos were, Syd the handsome cockerel from next door came pecking along with his posse of hens to try and steal the cat food. “That’s it”, I said, “let’s get a pic of one of your cocktails and Syd!”
So, here it is, our little ode to Kate and Drinking with Chickens featuring Unal’s ‘Throw-it-together’ Afternoon Punch, and Syd the curious cockerel from Ovacik, Turkey!
I do have one question though, Kate, if you read this, how do you do it? Are your chucks trained? It’s really not easy trying to take a decent picture of a chicken without spilling your drink! It took ages to get a half decent shot of Syd – but we did have fun in the process and it did get easier the more you drank…guess that may be the secret? Anyhow, give the drink a go and let us know what you think.
Unal's 'Throw-it-together' Afternoon PunchPrint This
- 1 Bottle Rose Wine
- 3 oz (90ml) Vodka
- 1 oz (30ml) Citrus Liqueur (We used Cointreau, but you could use Grand Marnier or any other)
- 8 oz (250ml) Cranberry or mixed red fruit juice
- 8 oz (250ml) Lemon Soda
- Fruit Pieces (to serve)
- Ice (to serve)
Add all the ingredients to a large punch bowl.
Mix and serve in large wine glasses or something more sturdy if you intend chasing chickens.
Garnish with some fruit pieces and a little ice.
Syd did not drink any alcohol and was not harmed during the making of this post. We, on the other hand, suffered a number of pecks until we gave him some of the fruit to eat!
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