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Sep 9

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in BOOZE!!, BOTW

First, I am sorry I have been lax posting here and elsewhere. I had no freakin’ idea that being a band parent was going to be so demanding of my time.

I can hear The Queen and BC already laughing at me.

Second, I’m trying to get Eldest’s stuff squared away and stored properly. I had no freakin’ idea she left so much laundry to do.

I can hear Hubby laughing at me.

Anyway, this week’s feature is a bit on the Dark Side™. But it has whiskey and cherries, so I have that going for me, which is nice. It comes by way of ThreadSence and it’s awesome.

cherry smash cocktail

Cherry Smash

  • 1 oz. Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Cherry juice
  • ½ oz. Amaretto
  • ½ oz. Brandy
  • 2 oz Cherry soda
  • Five maraschino cherries

Muddle the cherries in an old fashioned glass. Pour the whiskey, juice, brandy, and amaretto into an ice-filled shaker, and shake well. Pour into glass, and top off with the soda. Garnish with more cherries if you so wish. I omit the brandy and increase the soda, and use fresh pitted cherries, preferably Bing. They are sweeter, in my opinion. But you can just omit all but the whiskey and go from there ;)

Sep 3

Hooker of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in HOOKER!!, HOTW

brunette with tequila

Gratuitously stolen Creatively borrowed from Soylent Green.

Have a great Wednesday, and have a drink on her ;)

Sep 2

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in BOOZE!!, BOTW, Open Thread

Presented without comment.

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I have been a fan of pairing raspberries and peaches, so this screamed at me to be picked up. Honestly, I was going to make something with it last night so I could post about it, but I ran out of time. Eldest leaves soon, and she is my priority right now. Most of y’all despise fruity girlie drinks anyway, so just consider this your open thread for the week :D

Aug 26

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

As y’all know, things are in upheaval at Casa de Aggie right now. Our Eldest is leaving next week for basic, and her mom isn’t adjusting very well. I’m not saying she’s a wreck. I’m just saying Kleenex™ is having a banner quarter, that’s all.

Anyway, I still have some of that beautiful Lillet in the cabinet, so I decided to use it in a recipe that wouldn’t require a lot of thinking on my part.

rose grapefruit cocktail

Rose Grapefruit

  • 2 parts Lillet Blanc (or Rouge)
  • 1 part Ruby red grapefruit juice

Pour Lillet and juice over ice in a tall glass and stir. Or fix a pitcher and chill for a couple of hours, then serve in champagne flutes. I prefer the Lillet Blanc because it is sweeter, but if your grapefruit juice is already sweet, try the Rouge for a deeper color and sharper flavor.

Now please excuse me. I have to go find more tissues and make a pitcher of this stuff to tide me over until tomorrow. :D

 

Aug 19

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

Can one get enough of bourbon?

I THINK NOT!!

Bourbon is such a great libation. You can use it for first aid, for desserts, in coffee or tea, even for canning fruit. Oh, and don’t get me started on using it for making vanilla extract. Simply heaven, and better than store-bought. Oh sure, you can use vodka to make the extract, but bourbon has a richness that lends itself to food better than vodka. But enough about that.

frisky whiskey cocktail

Frisky Whiskey

  • 1 oz. Maker’s Mark
  • 1 oz. Honey liqueur
  • 1 oz. Orange juice
  • ¼ oz. Simple syrup
  • Couple of dashes of bitters
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Pour all ingredients except the lemon wedge into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and pour over ice into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with the lemon wedge. You can also increase the bourbon and skip the simple syrup if you like your drink with more of an edge. I prefer my drinks sweet, just like me :D

Aug 12

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

Dear Lord, I pray that you let this week go by fast and without incident, because I am thisclose to taking a machete to something. In Your name I pray, Amen.

So, now that I am calm enough, I can share with you this week’s girlie drink offering. It requires tequila.

It also requires some peace and quiet, which is not always guaranteed by BARKING DOGS AND DEMANDING KIDS.

Okie dokie, I’m done.

raspy lemonade

Raspy Lemonade

  • 3 Tbsp. Lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • Large handful of raspberries
  • Mint leaves
  • ¼ C. Water
  • 2 oz. Silver tequila

Dissolve the sugar in the lemonade, then add the raspberries and the mint leaves and muddle to release their flavor. Add some crushed ice, the water and the tequila and stir. Then drink quickly before anyone else demands that you drive them to band camp take them to driver’s ed pick up their glasses fix their shoe get more school supplies run an errand. Again. :D

Aug 5

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

It’s hotter than hell, so this will help cool y’all off a bit.

summertime cocktail

Absolut Summertime

  • 1 ½ oz. Absolut™ Citron vodka
  • ¾ oz. sweet and sour mix
  • ½ oz. lemon-lime soda
  • 3 oz. soda water
  • lemon slice

Add all ingredients save the lemon slice to an ice-filled shaker. Shake well, and then strain into a highball over ice. Garnish with the lemon slice.

With the way summer is heating up, you may want to make this by the pitcher :)

Jul 29

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in BOOZE!!, BOTW, Social

It used to be that I didn’t care much for this before. But with the world ending in what appears to be in the next couple of weeks years, I am rethinking my thoughts on this.

champagne and glasses

Yes, I have posted it before, but in a cocktail, not on its own. And though I am not a big fan of champagne, or rather “sparkling wine” since those French mofos copyrighted the term, I have to say it has its merits. With the world aflame in pretty much every corner and no end in sight to our inevitable demise, it’s best to drink something that cannot be saved for later, much like our own humanity. Besides, the bottle is very hard to break, and thus can be used over and over again on some jackhole in need of some attitudinal adjustment. Champag-- I mean, sparkling wine is very underrated.

But what other libation goes so well with The Purge?

Jul 22

Booze of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in BOOZE!!, BOTW, Social

I’m tired and cranky and have to take Son to get his driver’s permit today, so bear with me.

kopke reserve tawny port

I am not a booze snob by any stretch. I drink wine from a box. It’s an adult juice box, you know. But I have found I do have a preference when it comes to port. I tend to like tawny port over ruby, and I prefer Portuguese over American. Shun me if you must, but Portugal has been making this stuff since way before our country was founded, so they have an edge. Since it is a sweet wine, it is usually partaken after dinner. Personally I love it with sharp cheese. There is nothing better than a piece of bleu cheese soaked in tawny port and then spread on hearty bread. Basic tawnies are aged for a minimum of three years, reserves are aged for a minimum of seven years, and then if you are serious about tawnies, you get the ones with “indication of age”. Flavors come in decades: 10, 20, 30, and 40 year old tawnies. Usually a reserve is a great value, but if you have the coin, a 20 year old tawny port is quite awesome to enjoy.

And now I am off to go get crap done so I can justify enjoy a glass this evening :)

Jul 15

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

Today’s offering is put forth by our friend Jack Capito.

Don’t judge me.

extra creamy orgasm cocktail

Extra Creamy Orgasm

  • ½ oz. Amaretto
  • ½ oz. Kahlua
  • ½ oz. Bailey’s
  • ½ oz. Creme de cacao
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sprinkles

First, swirl chocolate syrup on the inside of a shot glass. Shake Amaretto, Kahlua, Bailey’s, and creme de cacao over ice. Pour inside the chocolate garnished shot glass. Top with whipped cream and sprinkles. This may not be for everyone, but it damn sure is for me.

So much chocolate, so little a glass ;)