It’s Time to Vote!
I’m usually not a very publicly outspoken person regarding politics, but get me talking one on one and I will wear you out with my personal opinion about crazy politics. However, today is the occasion to be very outspoken and scream! “Get Out and Vote!” No excuses, no regrets – we need to honor our right to vote and exercise our opinion at the polls. Let me remind you that there are still countries where the average person (and some countries, women!) can’t exercise this right. So in honor of our ancestors and for people who can’t vote today in their country – go out and vote! Please don’t make excuses! I’m so proud of our President and his lovely family. The Obamas represent everything that is good in America. Love, Family, Intelligence, Education, Dedication, Service to the Community and Swagger! I’m honored and excited to support a real American family which represents the new America. They give all of us hope to believe in our dreams!
Tonight, in our home we will be sitting around the TV watching intensely as the votes come in and until they announce the winner! We’re all extremely excited and I know numerous friends will be stoping by for a drink. I haven’t figured out what to cook yet but know I’ll be drinking this yummy Pomegranate Cocktail to get me in the right mood!
Now that I think about it, this election reminds me of a boxing match. I’m fired up and ready to go! I sincerely hope you are too.
Happy Voting and Keep Hope Alive!
Ali in the Valley
Recipe for Pomegranate Cosmos:
2 cups (16 ounces) good vodka (recommended: Kettle One )
1 cup (8 ounces) orange liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)
1 cup (8 ounces) pomegranate juice (recommended: Pom Wonderful)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
Lime peel strips, to garnish
Combine the vodka, orange liqueur, pomegranate juice, and lime juice in a pitcher and refrigerate until ready to use. Pour the mixture into frozen martini glasses with a twist of lime peel and serve immediately.