The Bulls Are in Bloom Again

Or at least running, over in Spain. (What was the name of that cartoon bull that wore a flower or ate flowers or something like that?)

At any rate, my calendar's 2 recipes for today called for gold tequila, not a liquor that I associate with Spain, but I've never been there, so what do I know. I used good old reliable Jose Cuervo, as seen in asinine ads on TV.

The first drink called for pineapple juice, tequila, and a little lime. It tasted like, well, spiked pineapple juice. Maybe fresh pineapple and a better tequila make all the difference, but this one was a get me where I want to go and get my FDA 10 servings of fruit for the day drink and not much more.

The second was pineapple chunks (Dole, in my case), a drizzle of triple sec, lime juice, tequila, and ice, blendered into a smoothie. I keep saying I should make more smoothies (and I have a smoothie cookbook); I always like them when I drink one.

This drink was much better: fizzy, a more subtle pineapple taste, the tequila blended with all the other flavors. A good drink for a summer evening. A touch of Pernod might have made it even better.