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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 2

Girlie Drink of the Week

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

Presented without comment.

raspberry_peach_409x550

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 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 ;)

Jul 8

Booze of the Week

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

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.

zubrowka vodka

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 :D

Jul 1

Booze of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Booze Links, BOOZE!!, BOTW, Social

Last time I was over at the Class Six I spied with my little eye a gift set of this, so I snagged it:

crystal-head-vodka

Crystal Head Vodka is manufactured in Canada and is the only vodka I have found that is gluten free, kosher certified, and free of any additives. The company was founded by Dan Aykroyd, inspired to find a vodka that had no additives. He’s New Age like that. Actually, he is so New Age that part of the filtering process is done through Herkimer diamonds, which are quartz crystals that supposedly have healing properties. The bottle itself is a nod to the legend of the Thirteen Crystal Skulls, as well. Who knew Aykroyd was such a mystic??

Anyway, the vodka itself is rather smooth and light. I also found it to be unobtrusive in my drink. I could tell there was alcohol, but it wasn’t bitter or burning. Though a bit pricey, I do recommend it for special drinks and occasions. I would not use this for cooking or desserts, though. Too expensive for that. But it’s a nice addition to a bar and after the vodka is gone, the skull itself looks mighty grand on the shelf. After watching the process the Italian glassmaker employs to make it, it’s a wonder anyone would throw it out. So for future reference, this makes a rather nice gift for anyone, especially this Aggie ;)

Jun 24

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

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.

june bug cocktail

June Bug

  • 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 :)