Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
Robin Williams was found dead. He was 63.
Gun control advocate and former Reagan press secretary died Monday at the age of 73.
ZURICH - Blues musician Johnny Winter is dead at age 70, according to Zurich police. Although no foul…
Mope gets points for being the first to send news.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
It’s hotter than hell, so this will help cool y’all off a bit.
- 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
Today’s offering is put forth by our friend Jack Capito.
Don’t judge me.
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
I’ve been feeling nostalgic for the old days when our country respected our allies and crushed our enemies. There was a time that Poland was rejoicing due to the realignments proposed and structured by the previous administration. Now they view the current administration with all the warmth of a Gorgon. At least Poland knows who its true friends are. I can’t say the same for this administration.
I am such a Susie Sunshine today.
Anyway, my nostalgia inspired today’s post.
This is the smoothest vodka I have ever enjoyed, even at room temperature. It is flavored with the grass that the Polish bison prefers. The Poles love their bison, you know. You can sort of get this here. Unfortunately, the real stuff is not sold in the US. The reason? The grass used to flavor it has a coumadin derivative, which is a heart medication and would fall under the FDA rules. But you can get a similar version that is artificially flavored. Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka managed to distill the flavor absent the coumadin.
But fair warning. It’s not the same as Zubrowka. If you’ve never had Zubrowka, then no problem, right? But if you have, and find yourself rationing what little you have left because it is THAT good, pining away for it and cursing stupid heart medications, then you may be slightly disappointed. No, I’m not crying and hugging the bottle right now. That will happen after dinner
This week finds me expecting out-of-town family, and getting ready for a family reunion, plus a possible trip to Hubby’s class reunion. I have never attended one of his reunions, being indisposed with children or having to work on the evening of the event.
I am not disposed to attend one now, either. But perhaps it’s a small sacrifice to make. If I’m lucky, I may get some fancy cupcakes out of the deal.
Anyway, I am rather busy getting the house ready but that doesn’t mean I can’t post a recipe, especially one conducive to entertaining like this one.
- 3 cups ginger ale
- 4 tbsp. grenadine
- 4 tbsp. orange juice
- 3 scoops orange sherbet
- 1 cup white rum
Pour all ingredients into a blender and set on high. Pour over ice-filled highball glasses. Then proceed to drink it while enjoying the summer breeze. Just make sure no real june bugs fall in
This past weekend I attended the sort-of-annual get together for members of the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler blog. This year’s Rott Fest™ was a bit smaller than usual, but just as much fun and as an added bonus, we got to enjoy several alcoholic solutions that we had not tried before.
I also got the chance to fire an Uzi. And it felt gooooooooooooood.
Anyway, one of the solutions I brought to sample was Absolut™ Vodka’s newest addition to their limited edition flavors: Absolute TEXAS!!
- 2 oz. Absolut Texas
- 3 oz. Grapefruit soda
Pour ingredients over ice in a glass and garnish with lime wedges. You can salt the rim if you so desire. I’m not one for flavored vodkas, but this one is refreshing, with just a kick. Needless to say, one will do me. Ok, half of one
Not really a girlie drink, but it packs a wallop.
- 2 oz. Red Dubonnet
- 1 oz. Vermouth, dry
- Cherry, for garnish
Add first two ingredients to a shaker with ice, and swirl the contents gently. Strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with a cherry on the bottom.
Dubonnet is a wine made for use in mixed drinks. Similar in style to Lillet, it comes in sweet (red) and semi-dry (blonde) varieties. If that is too frou-frou for you, stick with the classic and use bourbon