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Sorry about not posting all this weekend. It was Mother’s Day and I took some time off from all the blogs. But far be it from me to ignore the GDOTW. I just know y’all look forward to it.
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 2 oz. Guava juice or nectar
- 1 oz. Dark rum
- Juice of fresh lime
In a shaker with ice, pour the vodka, rum, guava nectar and juice of one lime. Shake well, and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon.
I like to rim the glass with sugar and use spiced rum for extra sweetness, but I figure y’all might just barf at that
I tend to avoid making political posts over at the social-site-with-faces. It’s really pointless, since most of my friends share the same views. Those that do not tend to get the vapors, so I avoid drama. I get plenty of drama at home. Anyway, a few days ago the whole place was atwitter (heh!) with a recently released news item concerning the views of a certain CEO of a certain store chain, claiming he only markets his brand to “the cool kids”, specifically, he doesn’t make clothing for women above size Large. The store does sell XL and XXL clothing for the muscular, athletic man, though.
Abercrombie & Fitch, the controversial US clothing retailer, has been accused of deliberately excluding plus-size women from wearing its clothes, by failing to make or sell women’s wear in any size above Large. The latest claims of body elitism come from Robin Lewis, a retail industry analyst and co-author of The New Rules of Retail, who says Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries “doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people.”
Now, I don’t care for this company. Never have. I think they are over-priced and over-hyped and over-sexualized and that’s just not for me or my kids. But he has every right to market to whomever he wishes. It is HIS company, HIS vision, and HIS accountability to the shareholders. Now, keep in mind Mr. Jeffries made these statements in 2006 for Salon magazine, but is only now catching the attention of the blogosphere because….. I really have no idea. For whatever reason, people are up in arms about this. So I will rant away as only I can.
You don’t like it, then don’t shop there. You don’t like that he markets to the bold and beautiful and young and restless, then find someone who markets to YOU. Quit being a whiny little bitchy baby, grow some cojones, and move on. There is more pressing crap out there than some bloviating wannabe It Guy selling over-priced shit to stuck-up kids using their parents’ credit card.
Sometimes I just want to slap the blogosphere.
I seldom drink ginger ale. Not because I don’t like it, but because I associate it with an upset tummy, since it helps me to feel better. But ginger ale is an awesome staple to have in your bar, especially during the summer months since it is so refreshing. And so I give you the recipe for this week!
Limon and Ginger
- One part Bacardi Limon
- One part Ginger ale
Pour Bacardi over ice in an old fashioned glass. Slowly follow with the ginger ale. Garnish with lime wedge.
If you don’t have Bacardi Limon, use Crystal and add half a teaspoon of lemon or lime juice, which is what I will do
I had this when I was sixteen years old, courtesy of my uncle. I still owe him for that. I thought it was juice and that bastich kept serving one after another.
- 2 oz. Pusser’s rum
- 4 oz. Pineapple juice
- 1 oz. Creme of coconut
- 1 oz. Orange juice
- Freshly grated nutmeg
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice add first four ingredients and stir. Pour into cocktail glasses and top with grated nutmeg. Garnish with mint or a pineapple wedge.
Believe me, it goes to your head
That’s right: GDOTW IS BACK!!!
And there’s nothing you can do about it.
I have a confession to make. I’m a muddler. I love to muddle things. That’s why I have an affinity for Caipirinha. You get to muddle fresh lime wedges and release that wonderful fresh taste into your booze. Anyway, as I was wishing I had some limes last night to make myself a drink, I started to wonder if there weren’t any other drinks that used fresh fruit pulp, aside from the ever-popular Sangria. And I am happy to report that I found the perfect recipe to enjoy in the coming summer months.
Well, it’s summer here in Texas already, but some of y’all will have to wait.
Redhead in Bed
- 3 lbs. strawberries, hulled and chopped (or use thawed berries)
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. citrus vodka
- 1/4 fresh lime juice
- 1/3 cup riesling
In a bowl, toss the strawberries with the sugar and let stand, stirring occasionally, until the strawberries release their juices, about 10 minutes. The liquid will look syrupy. Now, muddle the strawberries using a wooden spoon or whatever you have handy, then add the juice, vodka, and riesling and mix well. Pour into a pitcher and serve over ice. Serves ten.
And always remember, vodka is a hobby
Today’s inspiration comes from David Burge, AKA Iowahawk. It has nothing to do with cars. Or satire. Or kitsch.
You know how you start thinking of one thing, which leads to another, and then another, and by the time you snap from that fog of consciousness you are at some point that has nothing to do with the original thought?
This is just like that. See, David (I hope I can call him David) posted his recipe for The Rudolph, which is one shot each of vodka, Bailey’s™, coconut rum, and half & half, shaken with ice, and strained into a cocktail glass and garnished with a cherry. Cute, right? Also, deadly. One of these and I will pass out. So as I was mulling the possibility of tweaking the recipe, I began to think of Rudolph cartoons, and that led to thinking of Rudolph movies, and different Rudolphs and finally Rudolph Valentino.
I did warn you this was rather convoluted.
Anyway, I had recalled seeing a recipe in an old bartender’s guide named for a Rudolph Valentino movie. It wasn’t The Sheik, I was sure of that. So, I searched until BAM!!! I found it.
Blood and Sand
- 2 oz. Scotch whiskey
- 2 tbsp. Orange juice
- 1 tbsp. Cherry brandy
- 1 tbsp Sweet vermouth
Shake all ingredients over ice, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
If this entire post was disjointed, blame the meds. Trust me, if I were drunk this post would have made far more sense somehow. You know that’s true
I am soooo ready for Election 2012 to be over. But what kind of philistine would I be, if I didn’t offer the perfect cocktail to imbibe during election day coverage?
A bad philistine, that’s what.
Anyway, I thought today’s offering was appropriate. Governor Romney may not imbibe, but we his supporters at H&B do!
- 1½ oz. White Rum (Crystal)
- 1½ oz. Vermouth Blanc
- 1 barspoon* Orange Curaçao or Grand Marnier
- ½ barspoon* Grenadine
- Thinly-sliced Orange Peel
Stir ingredients well over cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist the orange peel over the top and drop in or discard as you prefer. Garnish, if desired, with a cherry. Personally, I prefer this with the Grand Marnier. And don’t pass on the cherry. It makes the drink a very pretty RED!!!
Honestly, I just can’t wrap my mind around politics today. I need a break from it. To tell you how badly I need it, I’m not even reading links or commenting at other blogs.
No, I’m not ill. I’m just a bit burned out.
Enjoy the football and the beer and the copious amounts of food today.
Because tomorrow is Monday
A few weeks ago I noticed that there was a little bottle of Perrier™, pronounced “Peru”, in the fridge. Don’t judge me. I got the six pack on sale at the grocery store. Anyway, it was the last one, and I had no idea what to make with it, until I remembered that my MIL liked to add it to her wine
so she could pace herself to make it more refreshing. And so, this week’s Girlie Drink!
- 2 parts White Wine (Pinot Grigio, etc.)
- 1 part Club Soda or Mineral Water
- Grenadine (optional)
- Citrus slices
Fill a wine glass with ice. Pour first two ingredients, stirring to mix. Add citrus slices for garnish. If you like it sweeter like I do, simply add a teaspoon or two of grenadine. And you can add berries instead of citrus as well. It’s a good thing I only had the one little bottle. A pitcher of these would have knocked me into the Empty Chair® and that would have been really bad
Well, this week is kicking my ass. I am tired, cranky, and out of chewing gum*. But that means that I can treat myself with something nice and frou-frou to make up for it, right? RIGHT??
I’m trying to justify the need for cheap champagne here, people.
Actually, I’m just trying to justify the need for libations after yesterday. But I have ripe peaches in the fridge and thus today’s GDOTW!!
- 1 medium ripe peach, peeled and pureèd
- 6 oz. Champagne
Pour peach pureè into a champagne glass. Pour champagne slowly over it, stirring gently. Serve with peach slices, or for a more pretty drink, place strawberry garnishes.
This is the kind of drink I call “innocent until proven deadly”. They are easy to drink, and the next thing you know, you are dancing on a table singing a bad rendition of “You’re So Vain” while wearing little party umbrellas in your hair.
Or so I hear
*obscure John Carpenter reference