Happy Monday: Memorial Day

[ 0 ] May 31, 2010 |


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Today is not your typical Monday. Families are reflecting on lost ones, the nation is holding a moment of silence for our lost Veterans and nostalgic events fill the conversation of the day. After all this crying and reflecting, one must refuel their energy with none other than good BBQ food. The scent of BBQ ribs, burgers and hopefully some colorful shish kabobs should fill the air. Hopefully, these scents will also remind you of the years past and the good memories that you have shared with loved ones. Instead of a place to plant your feet and take a few shots back, we decided this Happy Monday (*Happy Hour Post) should be a strong drink concoction that you can make at home. The recipe below is perfect for an old fashioned BBQ with beer as the cocktail of the hour (*No cookout is complete without it…). Enjoy the day (*off) and take back a few while telling your best tales from the past…

The Snakebite

1 cup lager beer (chilled)

1 cup hard cider

Add both ingredients to a tall glass and give a slight stir. Serve.

*Johnna’s tip: Most guests that enjoy beer are going to go for straight beer instead of mixing it up with anything else. Serve this one to the reluctant beer drinker…it slowly eases them into the world of lager. Drink responsibly and a safe Memorial Day!!

Category: Food.Fun.Stuff., holiday cooking

About the Author ()

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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