I should feel guilty or something. This time I've "neglected" the TGRWT. Usually I'd really work up my mind to come up with some convoluted ideas that eventually I wouldn't cook. At the least, I'd make a post referring to the host.
This time I only had a couple of ideas and none too complicated. Still I went for the easiest one.
#10 is about combining Pineapple and Blue Cheese. Heston Blumenthal seems to have pointed this one out at a list at eGullet sometime back. My Ideas were:
a) Meat Course: Involving Pork, coconut and blue cheese... somehow.
b) Dessert: Pineapple Crisp Millefeuille with Blue Cheese cream and a "liquid" pineapple center. Caramel sauce or Ice Cream.
I really don't know when the thought for the drink came up. Probably a flashback to the college days when Vodka and Pineapple juice were sometimes quaffed at clubs. Vodka led to the Cheesecake Factory's Dirty Martini, which involves blue cheese stuffed olives.
So I came up with the idea of mixing Vodka, pineapple juice and brine. It went roughly like this:
1 Part Pineapple Juice
1 Part Vodka
1 Dash Olive Brine.
After a bit of shaking I dropped it into a glass and went for the taste. I loved the almost spicy combination of the vodka, brine and pineapple juice, and I think it was very good with the blue cheese stuffed olives. While my wife decided she'd rather have it sweetened, I would rather opt for a dash of dry vermouth... and more olives.
I re-made the concoction for the post and hit a roadblock... I forgot my martini glasses. So I improvised using a quadruple shot glass:
I encourage you few readers to go ahead and try this drink... I'm sure I will repeat it.
P.S. New camera is in order... finally!