a toast to my blogiversary
So yes, Jelly Toast turns the big *1* today! Brace yourself for the typical ‘I can’t believe it’s been a year’ yada yada. But in all seriousness, where has this year gone? In some ways – it seems like this whole blogging adventure has been around a lot longer than just one year (also cliche, I know, but stay with me). In other ways, I still feel like a total newbie opening up to this world with my very first post: Swirl Chip Cookies. Let’s face it, I am still that newbie and those cookies will always be my favorite. So maybe in that sense, not a lot has changed.
Yet, I feel like a different person than I was a year ago, sitting down for the first time to share a post. The experiences I’ve had will forever stick with me. I’ve learned many lessons about the ins and outs of blogging – although I have about a million miles to go.
I’ve met countless talented, kind and generous people. Though most of whom I’ve never actually met in person. I feel like I have friends all of the world. Lovely, kind and supportive friends. (psst! I’m talking about you, you know – you are awesome!)
So yes, it’s been an incredible journey, for sure. An evolving and ever changing journey.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what to post on the anniversary of Jelly Toast’s very first post. Do I go big? Small? Just some simple words? Photos? Celebration cake?
The thing is, I’m not a big celebration cake person. I love to look at them and I appreciate all of the work that goes into creating a large, ornate cake. It’s just not me. And this blog is nothing if not a reflection of me. So I turned to what I like to make when I celebrate – a cocktail. Oh, yes – a cocktail.
Now, I can’t take credit for this cocktail, as it is the brainchild of my husband. He went to the liquor cabinet the other night, threw a few things together and voila! My new favorite cocktail was born.
Now, I believe his original intention was to make a Long Island Iced Tea, but we were missing a few key ingredients, so a few (delicious) swaps were made. The results were a sweet, smooth and surprisingly strong cocktail. One that we repeated the next night. Trust me, it’s that scrumptious.
So here’s to the next year together. And the next.
Long Island-ish Iced Tea
Yield: 1 (strong) cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes