Harold Ramis dead at 69 of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis
Harold Ramis, the man behind numerous blockbuster films such as Ghostbusters and Groundhog’s Day,…
He was 85.
A true comedy genius, he passed away at the age of 91.
The former child star and diplomat has passed away at age of 85.
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™
This one comes by way of a Rottie friend, Princess Natasha. It is the perfect celebratory drink if you have a very, very sweet tooth.
Or if you like purdy colors.
- 2 oz. Vanilla vodka
- 2 oz. Creme de cacao, or Godiva liqueur
- 1 oz. Amaretto
- 1 oz. Whipping cream
- Icing and sprinkles
First, rim the martini glass with icing (I prefer white, but any color you like is fine and I’ll explain why in a bit), then dip the glass rim into a plate filled with multi-colored sprinkles. You have achieved the hardest step. Place the liquid ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, and shake well. Carefully pour into the prepared martini glass.
The icing will tint the drink a bit, which is why I like white, because the sprinkles that fall into the drink leave streaks of color and makes the drink look like an acid trip without the headache.
Just make sure to book your dentist appointment before you drink it
I know this is late, but I am sick as a dog with allergies.
Contrary to public opinion, the GDOTW doesn’t help alleviate allergies. It doesn’t worsen them, either.
Today’s feature comes by way of the Starlight Room at the historic Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. The signature creation of Tony Abu-Ganim, it is a twist on the Side Car.
- 1 ½ oz. Capt Morgan Spiced Rum
- ¾ oz. Orange curaçao (or Grand Marnier)
- 1 ½ oz. Fresh lemon sour (or sweet and sour mix)
Pour ingredients in a shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake well, and strain into a cinnamon sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel spiral.
This is easy to prepare and easy to drink. Also, easy to pass out if not careful
I just realized, I have written 86 Girlie Drink posts, and never repeated myself.
I’m not sure if that speaks to the amazing variety of libations, or to our need to get smashed.
Anyway, when it comes to cocktails and mixed drinks, I try to keep things simple. I do NOT have the time to go about measuring seven or twelve ingredients, boiling simple syrup down, or searching the world for an elusive spice that will set off pricey vodka. No sirree bob. The simpler the drink, the easier it is to keep making it once you are woozy, right?
This week’s entry is very simple, and pretty too. And I’m all about pretty.
Let’s not get into how I’m all about simple.
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Blue curaçao
- 2 dashes Fresh lime juice
Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Swirl around gently, and strain into a martini glass.
Looks wintry and frosty and perfect to enjoy while sitting by a fire. Or if you’re in Texas, while sitting by the fan
As cold as it is, I would have featured gasoline on fire, but I remembered that citrus is in season.
Better to use fruit than to set my throat on fire.
Anyway, I am a big fan of blood oranges. Love them!! If you make orange chicken, try using blood oranges instead. You will thank me later. The flavor is lovely and intense, and the color is sublime.
Blood Orange Margarita
- 3 oz. Blood orange juice, fresh
- 2 oz. Silver tequila
- 1 oz. Grand Marnier
- Splash of simple syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with a cup of crushed ice and shake well. Pour into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass. Garnish with blood orange or lime slices.
I have to admit, out of all the countries I visited while stationed in Germany, Poland was my favorite. It even beat Italy. The food is wonderful, and so is the pottery, but the people were amazing, so open and welcoming and they really appreciate the U.S. I mean REALLY appreciate. Nothing like the bartender finding out you’re American and sending you free shots of Polish vodka.
And I mean good Polish vodka. Not the stuff they export.
Anyway, I was perusing the Sobieski™ Vodka search when I found a very pretty vodka cocktail which uses champagne. And one MUST have champagne on New Year’s Eve, right?
Also, is it “Year’s” or “Years”? I’m asking for a friend.
Back to the drink. It was concocted by Francesco LaFranconi for Sobieski™.
Don’t Talk Just Kiss
(Milcz i Caluj)
- 1½ oz. Vodka
- ½ oz. Grand Marnier
- ½ oz. Pomegranate juice
- Brut champagne
- Strawberries, for garnish
Pour vodka, Grand Marnier, and juice into shaker filled with crushed ice. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail martini glass, or a champagne glass if so inclined. Top with the champagne and garnish with a strawberry.
Enjoy, and I hope y’all have a wonderful time bringing in the New Year, be it at home or at a party, and as always be safe.
Because I spent all the bail money on a new pan