I remember watching Golden Girls when I was younger and really loving it. I also remember vividly just sitting on the floor of our den and being really into whatever conversation these four ladies were having. It was all fine and dandy until Blanche (or one of them) said something to the effect of “shut the hell up”. Then my mom strongly suggested that I turn the television off. I’m not sure why to be completely honest. I’d watched other things growing up where the characters said things much worse but perhaps my mom had enough of Blanche’s sassiness that day. Who knows? What I do know is that even as an adult, I still watch reruns of Golden Girls and since I’m of age, there’s nothing better than Golden Girls cocktails.
It’s cocktail week on the blog, which means a new cocktail each day this week. Even though I’ve had cocktail week before, this is the first time I’ve had a theme for it. I thought long and hard about each of my Golden Girls cocktails and what ingredients I would choose for each drink. Let’s talk about Blanche Devereaux for a second.
Blanche is a sassy Southerner who’s very open and honest about her sexuality. She likes to wear sexy clothes with plunging necklines. I think I remember in one episode she mentioned she wore a red suit to her husband’s funeral. If I had to think of one word to describe Blanche, I think it would be: spicy.
Golden Girls Cocktails: Blanche Devereaux
Here’s the conclusion I came to when it came down to a cocktail inspired by Blanche Devereaux. It needed to be a combination of spicy and Southern. Nothing too spicy, of course, because I don’t find super-spicy cocktails enjoyable. Sure, jalapeño is one of the ingredients in this drink but you don’t get spiciness from the pepper just the essence of it being there.
Cheers to Blanche and other spicy, Southern ladies in the world.