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Apr 8

Booze of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in BOOZE!!, BOTW

Yes, read the title again. I’ll wait.

Done? That’s right. Not a girlie drink today. Today it’s straight BOOZE!!!

This weeks offering is a bit….dark.

lagavulin

I’m not much of a whisky drinker. But I love Lagavulin. It has a very strong, peaty aroma (coming from Islay, it’s a requirement), and a beautiful smoky flavor that touches with a bit of sweetness. Unlike most liquor that feels like I’m drinking gasoline on fire, this feels like just plain fire, without the acridness, which leaves a dry, lingering finish. Lagavulin makes a 12 year as well, but trust me when I say the 16 year is worth it. I would love to try the Distiller’s Edition since that whisky is matured in sherry casks, which give the liquor a sweeter flavor.

But that will have to wait until well after Easter. ;)

Dec 13

‘Tis the Season

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, December 13, 2013 in Funny Pics, holiday, Open Thread, Shopping, Teh Funny

I want to give up. I can’t, but I want to.

Hubby is a very, very difficult person for whom to shop. He still has gifts I gave to him for Christmas and birthday in boxes, some still in the wrapping. It doesn’t matter if the gift is work-oriented, hobby-oriented, or just for fun. Most of the time they just molder away, until I find a use for them.

I have yet to figure out where to place the tabletop Zen garden he got three years ago.

absolut crap lol

I understand that some people have everything they could need or want within reason, and that makes things difficult. I also get that some people are so reserved that no one ever knows what to get them. Which leads me to ask: what is the worst gift you have ever given and/ or received?

And fruitcake doesn’t count :D

Apr 9

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in BOOZE!!, Social

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 drink

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 ;)

Feb 19

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 in Awesomeness, Randomness

Well, it’s Lent, so I’m not imbibing. That usually means I don’t have a Girlie Drink. But since I forgot to let ArmedGeek know, I shall feature what I have been drinking.

coffeepot drinker

Ever since I got the Keurig from Hubby, it has been that bad. Except no coffeepot is actually involved. Nor fang-like nails. But the ease in which one can acquire a cup of coffee is directly proportional to the amount one consumes in a day.

Anyway, how do y’all take your coffee?

Jan 4

Hazy Shade of Winter

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, January 4, 2013 in Funny Pics, Open Thread, Weather

The prognosticators prognosticated sleet and ice and snow for my area today.

As usual, they were wrong.

Remind me to send them a Thank You card.

groundhog lol

Seriously, Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby has a better track record than most weather peeps.

So, today I shall be doing chores at home, and trying to stay warm while the prognosticated temperature reaches its zenith. Basically what I am trying to say is, I have run out of excuses and must now clean house.

And how will you be spending this inglorious bastardly day?? :D

Oct 30

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in BOOZE!!, holiday

First up is Hurricane Sandy, and I have been sending prayers up to my East Coast friends. Next, we have Halloween, and my girls just informed me this past weekend what they wish me to do for their costumes. After that, we have Día de los Muertos which coincides with All Saints Day, which means I have a cake to make for the feast of All Saints and prepare a few gifts for friends to take to their loved ones’ graves. Though I don’t observe Day of the Dead, I help my friends with decorations. Oh, and lest I forget, after that it’s All Souls Day, which means going to Mass and praying for those departed as well and honoring their resting place.

By the time those three days are over, I will feel like one of these.

Zombie

  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 1 oz. dark rum
  • ½ oz. apricot brandy
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ oz. Bacardi 151, or other strong rum

Pour all ingredients except the Bacardi 151 into a shaker with ice. Shake well, and pour into an old fashioned glass with ice. Pour the Bacardi 151 to float on top, and garnish with orange slice, mint and cherry.

Too bad I can’t hand these out during Trick-or-Treating ;)

Sep 7

The Post Bucket List: Very Bad Things Edition

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Friday, September 7, 2012 in Open Thread, Teh Funny

Well, here’s the flip side to the Open Thread from two weeks back.

Personally, I don’t think any of you will ever be afforded this opportunity, but in the miniscule chance I may be a teeny, tiny bit wrong…

Who are the three people you wouldn’t piss on in Hell?? And yes, I did mean “wouldn’t”. Because if you DID piss on them, you would be doing them a favor now, right??

Have fun ;)

Sep 4

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in BOOZE!!, Social

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!

Wine Spritzer

  • 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 ;)

 

Apr 19

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in BOOZE!!, Social

Since Hubby returned from that hellhole Egypt, we have been busy around the house getting rid of the crap that accumulated during his absence. Yes, some is mine, and some is his. We are going through my piles stuff right now. I have been doing rather well, but I want to reorganize the master closet a bit better so that I can fit my horde of purses utilize the shelves more efficiently.

I had no idea it would be this taxing. By the end of the evening, I wanted to take a hatchet to the shelving. But logic prevailed, and I kept my cool, because this was waiting for me:

The Sidecar

  • ¾ oz Cointreau
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • 1 ½ oz cognac
  • Sugar

Place ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with lemon juice and dip into crystallized sugar. Strain mixture into glass, and garnish with lemon peel.

And all I need is just one ;)

Apr 5

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Thursday, April 5, 2012 in BOOZE!!, holiday

As y’all know, Easter Sunday is almost here, so I thought I would search for a pretty girlie cocktail to make to celebrate being able to drink booze again the end of Lent and the most pastelly time of the year.

The Pink Bonnet

  • 1 ½ ounces Gin
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • a few dashes of grenadine (for color)
  • White of a small egg (or 2 tbsp. egg white substitute)

Shake all ingredients without ice to emulsify the egg whites. Add ice to shaker, and shake again until well mixed. Pour into a cocktail glass of choice. Garnish with muddled mint leaves or a lemon slice, if desired. Enjoy! :)