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Yes, it’s back.
Sorry, but after the hard evening I had*, I needed something I could drink without burning my esophagus too much.
- 2 parts vodka
- 1 part coffee liqueur
- 1 part espresso coffee
- dash or two of simple syrup
- coffee beans for garnish
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with coffee beans if you so wish. I like using the chocolate-covered coffee beans. Obviously
*It was tough remembering Draco, but we did manage to have a few laughs along with tears
Sorry for the lack of posts, but I decided to take the weekend off, and then Monday came and I had no desire to post anything because my head was filled with tax crap. That and I was cleaning out some of the garage. And the bathroom. Also, some book folding may have been involved.
But the taxes are filed, and it is time for today’s BOOZE entry. Not a very girlie drink, but definitely classy, just like me.
- 2 oz. unflavored vodka
- 1 oz. coffee liqueur
- maraschino cherry
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add the vodka and liqueur, and stir to mix. Garnish with the cherry.
This drink has no innocent additives to dilute the BOOZE so be warned. You drink this down like a glass of soda and next thing you know it’s morning and you have permanent marker all over your face. And if you’re crafty like me, you have LOTS of markers to use on the poor sap.
Not that I have ever done such a thing
This week’s offering is not really a girlie drink. Originally created back in the 1940′s, the Moscow Mule was conceived as a way to market vodka to Americans.
That escalated quickly, didn’t it?
- 1½ oz. unflavored vodka
- ½ oz. lime juice
- ginger beer
- copper mug
First, chill the copper mug in the freezer for a while. The longer it’s chilled, the better. Fill the chilled mug with crushed ice, then add the vodka and the lime juice. Top off with ginger beer, and garnish with lime and crushed mint. To keep the drink cold longer, chill the ingredients first.
A word of advice: you really do need to drink this from a copper mug. Using a rocks or highball glass makes it taste different. I’m not a chemist, and didn’t play one on TV or even stayed at a Holiday Inn Express™ once, but trust me on the copper mug thing. Besides, the mug looks rather pretty, too.
Buy it for looks and for life, I suppose
Today’s feature is an easy drink to mix. I chose it specifically because it is the day after St. Patrick’s Day and y’all are probably either still puking or still pissing beer.
- 1 oz Silver tequila
- 2 oz Ruby red grapefruit juice
- Club soda
Add the first two ingredients to an old fashioned glass filled with ice, and stir well. Fill with club soda and mix gently. Garnish with lime. You can also shortcut this by using tequila and grapefruit soda, but I prefer the juice since it gives off such a nice color.
If this drink makes you feel ill, blame the green beer
Some of y’all may know, I am a fan of Doctor Who. I’m not a Whovian, per se. Just a lurking fan in the Who Universe. No one will ever come close to being Tom Baker as the Doctor, but I have to admit a couple of them made me turn my head in appreciation of their efforts. David Tennant did a fantastic turn as the 10th Doctor, but Christopher Eccleston was divine as the 9th.
I mean, really divine. It’s a pity he only lasted one season.
Today’s girlie drink is a tribute to Doctor Who.
- 1 oz. Blue curaçao
- 1 oz. Citrus vodka
- Ginger ale
Pour curaçao and vodka in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into a low ball glass. Add ginger ale.
This is a delish drink to keep you tipsy while watching a Doctor Who marathon. Just remember one thing:
Today’s offering is not as girlie as usual. With Winter refusing to GTFO I figured something warm was called for. Yes, I realize it is Mardi Gras, but some of y’all are homebound due to more of that evul frozen white shit that fell from the clouds. So I figured a rich, warm drink would be far more appreciated that a frozen one.
Hot Peppermint Patty
- 2 Cups whole milk
- 3 oz. Bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. Godiva liqueur
- 1 Drop peppermint extract
- Splash of whiskey
Whisk all but the whiskey in a saucepan over medium heat until chocolate is melted and well-mixed, being careful not to boil. Pour into two large mugs and top with marshmallows if you wish.
You can also use a peppermint candy cane if you have any left over from the holidays. But that’s a big “IF”.
Time for the least appreciated post of the week!
Eh, at least I feature booze. Flavored, mostly. But still booze.
- 1½ Pear flavored vodka
- 3 oz. Pineapple juice
- 1 oz. Cranberry juice
Pour vodka and pineapple juice in a tall glass filled with ice. Top with the cranberry juice.
If you can’t find pear flavored vodka, you can try regular vodka. I’m thinking a berry vodka would be rather fruity and girlie too, so don’t try that one
Today’s offering is quite on the sweet side.
And y’all know that for me to say that, means the sucrose is strong in this one.
- 1 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Coconut rum
- ½ oz. Blue curaçao
- ½ C Pineapple juice
- Lemon lime soda
Pour all but the soda into a tall glass filled with crushed ice, and stir. Top off with soda.
This is a nice refreshing drink for summer. Or for today if you live here in Texas
It’s still cold outside. Tough to drink a girlie drink in this weather. That’s doesn’t stop me because I tend to bundle up in a metric ton of clothing and set the thermostat to “surface of Mercury”. So I have that going for me.
This week’s offering comes via Pinterest. That means no one has tried it, but everyone saved it to a board so they could pretend they have a life. I know that from experience. But this one was simple enough that I could make some to try and it was pretty good. And since it has fruit you can even say it’s good for you. WINNING!!
- Small bag of frozen mixed fruit
- One cup white wine
Place fruit in a food processor or blender and let stand for about 15 minutes, or until slightly thawed. Add one cup of white wine and use the pulse option in short bursts until smooth. Serve immediately.
This is a great drink to make in large quantities for spring and summer. Or if in Texas, to make for every season
You know what sucks?
That Lent comes after Valentine’s Day this year. I was kinda hoping I would avoid the sweets and the drinkies on that day. But no…. I guess I should make the sacrifice and go ahead and post a pretty drink to tide me over until such time as I can give up my vices once again.
Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense to me either. But if it makes y’all feel better, this week’s offering hurt my eyes a bit.
- 1 oz. X-Rated Fusion liqueur
- 1 oz. Vodka
- 2 oz. Pink lemonade
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with crushed ice. Shake well, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel curl if so desired.
I shall make a valiant attempt to schedule drink posts during the Lenten season. That will mean some experimentation, so consider this a heads-up to the Grammar Police™