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August 16, 2010

Unknown and unforeseeable nonsense on the part of my web hosting company took SNMT off the floor for almost two whole days.  But, after a couple of Nasty-Grams from Yours Truly,  it looks like the Tekkie Roto Rooter Guy finally got the hair out of the drain, and we’re free to run the water again.

Actually, having the site down was a great excuse to be lazy and uninspired.  Not that I need any assistance in that department, but any excuse is just that:  an excuse!  I would be no credit to my gender if I didn’t jump on the chance at inactivity.  And no court in the land would dare convict.  It was the writer’s equivalent of a “Get Of Jail Free Card.”

Not to have the 36 hours of down time be a total waste, I did use the opportunity to run errands, one of which was to hit Greene’s, the only decent Package Store within a tolerable driving distance, for supplies:  tequila, of course, but also a couple of bottles of Leasingham “Magnus” Riesling, a really excellent value for a Down-Under Dry Riesling.   A nice bit of diesel, apricots, pears and spice; a great bottle of wine for under $10, and isn’t that what it’s really all about?  It was perfect with a Thai Noodle and Vegetable Salad topped with Grilled Salmon that we put together for an early Sunday Supper with friends visiting from St. Augustine.  We also picked up a bottle of St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, as we were trying to replicate a drink we had at Rosa Mexicano at Atlantic Station on Saturday (see, I told you I was making good use of the down time!)

The Flor Blanca is listed on Rosa Mexicano’s drink menu as “Silver tequila and muddled lemons, balanced with tropical notes and sweetness from St. Germain Elderflower liqueur”.  It was a great use of my most favorite of spirits; tasty and refreshing.  There were no other clues as to ingredients except those listed on the bar menu; and there was obviously more in this Witch’s Cauldron than just what was listed.  An intense interrogation and severe beating of our server revealed that there was also a bit of Agave Nectar in there; so doing our best “BSI-Atlanta” (Bar Scene Investigation) we reversed engineered that puppy to come up with this recipe which, by no small accident, I am enjoying right now.  When we bought the not inexpensive bottle of St. Germain I thought “It’s pricey, but a bottle will be a lifetime supply.”  Well, if we keep making libations like this one, it will be a short life, but a merry one.  It will all be in my report, Lieutenant…

"I have absolutely no idea what an Elderflower is, but it gaves its all for the cause here..."

Rosa Mexicano’s Flor Blanca (as reproduced by Nativenapkin, with sensory evaluation assistance from Ms. NN):

2 ounces Sausa Blanca Tequila

1 and 1/2 ounces St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

1/2 ounce Agave Nectar

1 lemon, cut in half; with one half cut in 3 or 4 wedges


Put wedges of lemon in bottom of cocktail shaker and muddle until they scream Uncle.  Add tequila, St. Germain, Agave Nectar and the juice of the remaining half of lemon.  Add enough ice to fill a decent sized Old Fashioned glass.  Cap the shaker, and shake it, baby, shake it.

Pour into glass and enjoy a break from your ordinary, everyday Margarita…

SNMT will be back later in the week with a full fledged post; maybe an entry in The Continuing Saga of The Native Napkin, as I haven’t written any self-indulgent bullshit about my life “back in the day” in some time now.  Cheers!