Come Winds or Waves, Tom Grape, Benchmark Chairman and CEO Is Getting Married!
Hurricane Jose, although downgraded to a tropical storm, has made our intrepid “first couple,” Tom and future wife Mary, the newest celebrities on Nantucket.
In honor of Mary and Tom and their great attitude, Benchmark top chef Guy Hemond has created not one but two new signature drinks – The Nantucket Floody Mary and The Soggy Grape.
We invite everyone across all our Benchmark communities and at home to shake up some fun and celebrate the Nantucket nuptials of our favorite couple. Please take photos and videos when you do! (See below on where to post them.)
NANTUCKET FLOODY MARY (It’s 12 o’clock somewhere on the island!)
Yield: 6 servings
46 ounces tomato or vegetable juice
12 ounces “Jose” Cuervo Tequila
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 pinch celery salt
1 pinch freshly ground pepper
1 pinch smoked paprika
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 pinch Benchmark Savory Sensation Salt Substitute
1 ounce fresh lime juice
Garnish - Lime wedges, cherry tomatoes, 1 jumbo cocktail shrimp, 1 slice crisp thick sliced applewood bacon, a mini pulled pork slider, half sour pickle wedge, celery rib and Grapes! Pairs up perfectly with some Golden Onion “Rings”!
THE SOGGY GRAPE
Yield: 1 “soggy” serving
1 lemon wedge
1 sprig, fresh rosemary
1 tsp superfine sugar
¼ cup grape juice
2 ounces vodka
1 small bunch of grapes and a rosemary sprig for garnish
Place lemon and rosemary in the bottom of a cocktail shaker; add sugar and muddle to combine. Add grape juice and vodka. Fill shaker with ice; cover and shake to combine. Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Strain into prepared cocktail glass and top with club soda; garnish with concord (or any) GRAPEs and roseMARY sprig, and serve immediately – before the wind blows it all away!
Toast and Post!
Please take a selfie or shoot a video of you with fellow associates, friends or family toasting Tom and Mary with a glass of anything, and share to Benchmark Senior Living's Facebook Page.