New York Housewives and The Swinger

by Michelle on June 16, 2009

I admit it, I’m a huge fan of Bravo’s The Real Housewives series. When my friend Courtney of Coco Cooks, aka @Glamah on twitter, announced her Real Housewives Cocktail Contest, I jumped at the chance to highlight my favorite housewife. But which one? I like many of the housewives and now that the series has expanded from the original Orange County, CA to include New York City, Atlanta and the newest cast from New Jersey, I had several favorites to choose from.

But I knew all along who rose above all as my favorite! Not really a housewife but definitely one of the stars of the series, Simon van Kempen, was an easy choice. His Aussie accent, flamboyant sense of style and complete adoration for his wife, Alex, won me over months ago. His red leather laced-up pants in the last show was a sight I will not soon forget. Please view the below video to see Simon dancing in his red pants.

Inventing a cocktail for Simon was not difficult. I knew it had to be very colorful, slightly spicy with a bit of fringe and fun. I decided to use my new Mole Poblano Vodka, a slightly spicy but mellow vodka, distilled right here in IL by North Shore Distillery.

Red Patent Leather Swinger
Recipe developed by Big Black Dog

1 oz Mole Poblano Vodka
5-6 oz V-8 Juice
Dash of celery salt
Few drops of dill pickle juice
1 TBL beef broth
Freshly ground pepper

Garnish:
Slice of Lemon
Whole Green Onion, the longer the better
Playful monkey

Mix together V8 juice, celery salt, dill pickle juice, pepper. In a tall glass filled with ice add Mole Poblano Vodka, pour in V8 mix stir well. Garnish with a slice of lemon, whole green onion and monkey.

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  • Finsmom June 16, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I so love the name of this cocktail! :) Hillarious!

    Sounds soooo good! I could really go for that right about now…

  • Lori E June 16, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I am so all about the monkeys. All my kids birthday cards always had monkeys on them.
    In Canada we use Clamato juice for our Ceasars. Your vodka would be a perfect mix for the regular vodka generally used.
    Though I must say my Ceasar is always a Tequila Ceasar.

  • Stereos and Souffles June 16, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    The drink looks great, but the beautiful yard really pops! And tonights finale…these NJ girls are ready to rumble!

  • Denise June 16, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I agree with you, I like Simon, too! I am addicted to these shows!

    Your drink looks and sound GOOD.

    XXDenise

  • Absentminded Oracle June 16, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I am all over this drink. Especially the monkey. I refuse to make it sans monkey.

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies June 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    That’s hilarious! I have never seen the show but I can see how he would inspire you.

  • Dish Diva June 16, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    You nailed it! I must make myself one of these drinky poos as soon as I can drink again(just had a neck fusion)And Simon is great because he is not afraid to love what he loves.He is just hip to the bone. Altho my hubby thinks he is euro-trash.lol

  • get in here comics June 16, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    On the money. And the drink looks sweeeeeet!

  • California Girl June 16, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Sounds like a spicy twist on the Bloody Mary. I hate to admit it but if I’m clicking through channels and the NY Housewives are on, I usually become mesmerized and cannot get off the channel. I can’t figure it out! I mean, they represent everything I think is bullshit yet they amuse the hell out of me. Who is that blatantly a social climber, a smarmy friend, a schemer on camera? Gotta be tongue in cheek but it’s kinda fun.

  • glamah16 June 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Bravao! Love everything about this. The name, the inspiration, the drink, the photos, the yard. Can I have a party in your yard? Please. Thank you so much for entering and spreading the word.

  • Nancy June 17, 2009 at 12:37 am

    The Housewives of NYC is the only one I watch and it is my guilty pleasure and secret! I keep saying “no more”! But, I do go back. This recipe sounds wonderful.

  • artis1111 June 17, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    were the best of all the other shows. Great choice. Kathy

  • ~~louise~~ June 17, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Not only did I miss Coutney’s Real Housewives Cocktail Contest, I now know I must make some time to catch up on that show. I mean really, come out from under the covers Louise, if a cocktail like this can be inspired by that show then, Bravo!!! I’m in…

    Thanks for sharing…

  • Manuela June 18, 2009 at 11:37 am

    The drink has such a beautiful color! The name made me laugh! Thanks! I can’t forget to mention how beautiful your yard is.

    Thank you for your kind words.

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