How about a ruby red grapefruit with basil martini with a great chorizo brunch recipe.
Recipe serves four
10 oz chorizo (beef, pork or soy).
1 package frozen hash browns.
8 large eggs.
14.5 oz can re-fried beans.
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes.
4 flour tortillas (or not depending on your tastes).
3 Tbsp canola oil.
1/2 cup chopped onion.
1 Tbsp diced green chiles (canned).
1 tsp dried basil.
1/2 tsp salt.
1 clove garlic – minced.
In large fry pan brown chorizo on medium high heat. Spoon out grease as the chorizo browns.
Add onion and garlic to browned chorizo and saute for few minutes.
Add diced tomatoes, chiles, basil, and salt. and then reduce heat to simmer and stir occasionally. Reduce for 5 to 15 minutes depending on progress of remaining ingredients.
In large fry pan heat canola oil on medium high heat add hash browns and cook pursuant to package instructions. When cooked place in serving bowl and cover with foil.
Heat re-fried beans in sauce pan.
In large fry pan melt butter for eggs, add the eggs (four at a time). Once the eggs form up a little add 1/2 cup of water and then cover with foil to steam eggs. Do not over cook (think of it as almost a poached egg).
Plate the flour tortilla (or not), add re-fried beans, hash browns, drizzle chorizo sauce over the hash browns, and then top with two eggs.
Ruby Red Grapefruit Martini with Basil
Recipe serves 1
4 oz fresh squeezed red grapefruit
2 oz vodka
1 basil leaf – minced and ground
1 basil leaf for garnish
1/2 tsp simple syrup
For simple syrup: add 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 C water to saucepan and heat on medium. Stir until the sugar dissolves, a couple minutes, and then remove from heat (there will be a great deal of simple syrup left over for other drinks).
Mince and grind one basil leaf.
To shaker add ice, vodka, squeezed red grapefruit juice, minced basil, and simple syrup. Shake and then pour through strainer into a martini glass straight up or on ice.
And that’s all there is to making an awesome summer drink.
(PS drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive).
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