Last Wednesday….That’s that last day I fully remember before the pain meds. Wednesday was like most days, except that I had a scheduled root canal. I didn’t really have any problems with the tooth. I just needed to check it off my summer to-do list. After the procedure, I was in a little pain as the numbness began to fade. I fully expected that. What I did not expect is for the swelling and pain to increase to the point I was eating Darvocet like skittles. As the infection set in, it stole the entire Fourth of July weekend. For four days, I did nothing except eat green jello, sleep, and writhe in pain. However, somewhere last Wednesday, in between the root canal and the infection, there was a hurricane. Although we only received wind and strong downpours of rain where we live, Hurricane Arthur loomed by our North Carolina coast. Since I am a the Queen of Celebration, I declared a hurricane party upstairs, at Smokey’s Bar, at the first sight of darkened clouds. In an effort to keep things fairly heathified, I had Ashton prepare a skinny hurricane recipe for you!
A Skinny Hurricane
1-1/2 ounce Bacardi Select Rum
1-1/2 ounce reduced calorie orange juice
1-1/2 ounce diet cranberry juice
slash of grenadine (optional)
cherry and orange slice for garnish
Shake, shake, shake! Serve over ice. Garnish with an orange slice an a cherry.