You prepare for the worst but hope for the best, then you party like a motherfucker and try to enjoy the ride, shooting your guns into the air screaming “BRING IT ON, YOU SONSABITCHES!” like a lunatic. — Laura, Fetch My Flying Monkeys

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Apr 15

Booze of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in BOOZE!!, BOTW

And just like last week, it’s actual booze, and pricey to boot.

willett

Willett Pot Still Reserve is made the old-fashioned way. And by that, I do mean still craft, so it’s a rare find. Personally I can’t drink it straight. I can have it with water, and the flavor is rather floral at first, with a “green” finish. And no, I don’t mean envirowacko finish. Just that it feels like a mossy, herbally taste. If you can find it, we at Casa de Aggie highly recommend it. It’s a bit steep, but well worth the price of admission.

Off topic, I’m sorry to be so late with the post. I had a doctor’s appointment and it took FOREVER!!! Socialized medicine WTF :)

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. ;)

Apr 1

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

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.

Shut it.

black russian

Black Russian

  • 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 ;)

Mar 25

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

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?

moscow mule

Moscow Mule

  • 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 :)

Mar 18

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

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.

paloma cocktail

The Paloma

  • 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 ;)

Mar 11

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

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.

sonic screwdriver drink

Sonic Screwdriver

  • 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:

DON’T BLINK!!!

Heh :D

Mar 4

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

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

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”. ;)

Feb 25

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

Time for the least appreciated post of the week!

Eh, at least I feature booze. Flavored, mostly. But still booze.

recipe-lapoire-frenchy-feature

Frenchy

  • 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 :D

Feb 18

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

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.

summr dream cocktail

Summer Dream

  • 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 ;)

Feb 11

Girlie Drink of the Week

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in BOOZE!!, Social

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!!

wine smoothie

Wine Smoothie

  • 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 :)