Ketchup With Us #12

Ever notice how every two weeks … as we’re explaining how KWU works … Mel and I blather on and on about, threaten to mention the possibility of posting a video for the link-up? And yet, week after week, our lazy slack-asses never actually deliver on that promise, do we? DO WE?!!? Well, I’m tired of sitting on that magnificent throne of lies. So, I’m putting my ketchup where my mouth is (which ironically is where I always put it) as we give you our very first Ketchup With Us video prompt.

As you will see in the clip below, I just wanted a drink. Specifically something made with, duh, ketchup. The bartender was a great sport for putting up with our tomfoolery. I appreciate a little quirkiness in my barkeep … as well as in my drink. What about you?

I could take it or leave it as a FOOD.

But when put in a DRINK, I’ll order it every single time.

From the Pimm’s Cup at New Orleans’ Napoleon House to the Heat Cocktail at NYC’s Buddakan.

My thanks to the cucumber and creative mixologists everywhere who first took a chance on the little gourd.

Pimm’s Cup

  • 1/2-in. thick English cucumber wheel
  • 1/2-in. thick lemon wheel
  • 2 oz. Pimm’s No. 1
  • 4 oz. 7-Up, lemon-lime soda or ginger ale
  • lemon twist

Heat (a la Buddakan NYC)

  • Tequila
  • Cointreau
  • Cucumbers muddled with a chili paste

For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Mel and I will post a picture or video (yes, we said VIDEO!) with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write your entry in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we’ll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me …

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is …


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The Rules of Play

  1. Submit your entry using the linky at the bottom of our KWU posts.
  2. Follow us on Facebook (Michele /Mel).
  3. Follow us on Twitter (Michele/Mel) & tweet us your entry using the hashtag #KetchupWithUs.

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‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt #12

In 57 words or less, tell us about the best drink you ever had. Recipes and pictures are encouraged.


8 responses to “Ketchup With Us #12

  1. I think I’d cook more if recipes used words like ‘muddle’ more. Will have to try these. 🙂

  2. I often used to put ketchup on my shirt.

  3. ok! This is going to be good to do! A ketchup martini? gross.

  4. Look at that! My name up in lights. Thanks for the shout out.

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  7. Nothing fancy for me, just a straight up gin and 7. MUST have the lime wedge though.

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