Friday, February 15, 2013

Ketchup With Us - #12

Michele and I were reviewing our pictures and videos we took while we were in New York last summer. We came across a video we took of her ordering a drink in an olive bar. Of course, dressed in a ketchup costume, she'll see. That got us discussing drinks and ones that we've really enjoyed. 

I decided to write about a drink that is native to my area. Afterall, what's that saying? "When in Rome...or in this case....when in West Virginia, do as the West Virginians do." Last year the Bloomery Plantation Distillery opened right around the corner from us. They have won many metals for their signature Cello. 

Oh, West Virginia, known for your moonshine. We enjoy this in lemon flavor and add some zest. Free tastings galore, many flavors to choose.  Mix 
and mingle it with gelato, lemonade coffee, cake, club soda or flavored 
vodkas to enhance its charm. So many delicious ways, so little time. 
Or simply sip it straight from the bottle.

Picture credit: Bloomery Plantation Distillery
Zesty Mountaineer Martini: West Virginia’s Smooth Ambler Vodka, flavored to taste with our Limoncello. Shake with ice and garnish with a lemon twist.

Dreamcicle: Mix Cremma Lemma, orange juice and vanilla club soda. Sip and enjoy.

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For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Michele and I will post a picture or video (yes, we said VIDEO!) with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write your entry in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we'll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me ...

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is ...

Tara R.

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'KETCHUP WITH US' - Prompt #12

In 57 words or less, tell us about the best drink you ever had. Recipes and pictures are encouraged.


  1. That drink sounds really good! I can't wait to write mine!

  2. Oh, can't wait to see the entries for this round!

  3. You know that I gave up alcohol for 8 years(infertility, preganancy etc) , and then just last Memorial Day, I found it again. LOL

    oh an ode to peach schnapps and Chamboard, I better get started.

    This looks delicious..are you sharing?

  4. Mmm...Dreamsicle sounds lovely!!! My favorite drink is beer. All beer :) There's nothing creative to write about beer though!

  5. sorry I haven't been posting. I'm trying to ketchup. Btw, what is this blog's position on Warren Buffet buying Heinz Corporation. That's a lotta tomatoes he paid.

    Okay, I'll think of something to write. I'm red in the face, now.