Michello Williams Shots

Dawson's Creek 20th Anniversary, Dessert, Drink

After spending time with Josh, Katie, Mezza-B, JVDB and Kerr, we’ve come, just like that, to the end of my Dawson’s Creek 20th Anniversary road. Though I guess, really, I should call it a creek, no? Given said anniversary of the premiere falls today and we’re balls deep in awards season, I knew that Mich was the perfect person to act as the jewel in our crown.

Plus – Michelle Williams is a damn saint and is hella iconic, so she is most deserving. I mean, her statement post-Wahlbergate and shout out to Anthony Rapp was perfection.

While I only met Michelle on the Dawson’s set, we quickly became the best of friends and have been each other’s emotional support ever since (even if her close bond with Busy sometimes gets in the way). Fun fact: as Jake and I were engaged at the time of Matilda’s christening and I’m her secret third godparent).

Her career has truly gone from strength to strength since leaving the Creek, raking in a Golden Globe and a quartet of Oscar nominations (… that really should bump up to five after her powerhouse performance, during two different filmings, in All The Money in the World). She kinda is like the millennial version of Meryl, TBH.

Of course she laughed off my lavish praise when we set down to celebrate her role as Queen Jen Lindley and her ongoing success, but deep down I know she appreciated me toasting her with a tray of Michello Williams Shots.

 

 

Since we are both – yes, BOTH – hella classy, I didn’t want my jello shots to be a technicolour monstrosity that burnt from your esophagus right to your soul. So instead of that, I went with a dignified sparkling, berry and chambord combination which truly gives you life. Consider this the Oscar version compared to the usual Golden Globe-esque jello shot.

Enjoy!

 

 

Michello Williams Shots
Serves: 6.

Ingredients
750ml bottle of sparkling, I went with Prosecco because Sonja Morgan is my low-key role-model
6 leaves Gelatine
¼ cup raw caster sugar
1 lemon, juiced
1 shot chambord
½ cup blueberries or raspberries, rinsed and drained

Method
Cut the gelatine into the top of a double boiler, cover with the sparkling and leave to sit for fifteen minutes, or until hella soft. Fill the bottom of the double boiler with water and simmer over a medium heat until the gelatin has completely melted. Whisk in the sugar and lemon juice until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Pour the remaining sparkling into a bowl with the chambord and add the gelatin-sparkling mixture through a sieve.

Chuck a couple of berries in each shot glass – this could honestly fill 18-24. So just set any remaining liquid in a jelly mould or even a bowl – fill with jelly and transfer to the fridge to set for a couple of hours.

Once set, grab then out and devour, greedily.

 

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Jimosa O’Heir

Drink, Treat Yo' Self Week

I have to say, trying to decide which cast members of Parks to invite over for Treat Yo’ Self Week is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. It was, no exaggeration, my Sophie’s Choice. Thankfully we had already caught up with Adam Scott earlier in the year and always spend time with the Lowe’s in St Bart’s over Christmas, so they were out already but making the rest of the cuts hurt deeply.

After a bottle of Lagavulin and an hour of throwing acid at each other’s feet, we decided the only fair way to slice it was to catch up with those actors whose characters were paid, fully fledged workers of the Pawnee Parks Department during the first season – sorry Aubrey, Rashida and Chris, we’ll catch up at some point next year!

Despite playing Garry / Larry / Terry / Jerry Gergich, the worst person in the world, Jim O’Heir is hands down one of our top 1000 people in the world – we would rate him a solid B- if this was school!

We first connected with Jim in Chicago when we were all members of Second City, where I joined with him in trying to ban Annelie from the improv group (she was trying to woo Jim away from me). When Jim and I broke up in the early nineties, I reconnected with Annelie and moved to Hollywood to start a decade of addiction and swindling celebrities.

During that time we befriended the highly acclaimed David Spade and were on the set of his hit show Just Shoot Me! where we reconnected with Jim when he came in for a guest stint and reclaimed my heart on a casual basis.

With Parks now over, Jim wanted to take a nice long break down under (not a euphemism, I wish), so was our first choice to drop by and help us celebrate Treat Yo’ Self Week over a Jimosa O’Heir.

 

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While the Gergich clan are all about starting their day with eggs, bacon and toast, the O’Heir-Judd-Hailes clan are all about beginning the day, and this celebratory week, with booze.

Jimosa? Treat. Yo’. Self.

 

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Jimosa O’Heir
Serves: 3-4.

Ingredients
1 bottle of sparkling, preferably champagne … treat yo’ self
2-3 oranges

Method
Juice oranges.

Open bottle of sparkling.

Pour ¼ cup of orange juice in the bottom of each champagne flute.

Top with sparkling.

Drink.

Treat. Yo’. Self.

 

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