Posts Tagged ‘drinking’


My top three girl night cocktail drinks

July 1, 2010

I’m your regular Bud Light type of girl.

But every now and then I also like to invite friends over for poker night (which ends up turning into blackjack night as we lower our difficulty standards since I kick my friends’ behinds on poker every-time) and for that I like to fix up some nice cocktails so we can enjoy over some healthy chatter -like how we hate how rich and sexy those 40 something ladies from “Sex and The City” are.

Or how I can’t stop buying stuff over the phone with my credit card (this is my grandma’s fault).

Or how my best best girlfriend from college still won’t dump that loser she continues to date past what we like to call “his expiration date”.

But anyhow. All this conversation – as you can see – needs some alcohol to it. And for that, I’m going to give you the recipes to my three favorite “girl-talk” cocktails of this month.

Berry Mojito

5 fresh mint leaves
1 t. sugar
4 lime wedges, juiced
2 oz. Bacardi Razz
1/4 oz. Chambord
1/4 oz. blue curacao
Splash of club soda
Garnish: mint, blueberries, and raspberries

In a tall glass, crush mint with a fork. Add sugar and lime juice; stir. Add Bacardi, Chambord, and blue curacao; mix. Top with club soda. Garnish.

Stigmata Caiprikoska

2 tsp sugar


3  sliced strawberries,

1 teaspoon of cranberry and lime juice.

1 spoonful of blueberries

1 spoonful of raspberries

2 1/2 oz Absolute Acai Berry vodka

Muddle the sugar into the fruit in a glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Pour the vodka into the glass. Stir well.

Milan Rouge

1 oz Campari
1.25 oz Wild Turkey Reserve Rye
0.75 oz Marolo Grappa alla Camomilla

Stir  together all the ingredients combined with ice. Strain the drink into a cocktail glass (better if its’ chilled), or serve on the rocks. I love to decorate these with the cherries (as in the pic) on a cocktail pick across the glass’s edge.

Cheers! 🙂


Don’t want to hit the gym? You’re not the only one!

June 28, 2010

A girl has to work out. Seriously. In order for “my milkshake” to continue to “bring all the boys to the yard” I have to put on some hard work at the gym and lately, I’ve been struggling to make it to the gym –particularly after a Friday night at the casino where this young lady won $479.00 at the blackjack tables (mind you) and after some heavy celebratory drinking it is difficult to have the guts to really get on your jumpsuit and hit those punching bags, let alone join the Tae-Bo class or lift some weights, oh the weights!

But… I have to go to the gym. I have not seen what that place looks like in about a month, and I’m sure the guy friends I’ve been talking to won’t be very impressed If I show up to  the next Oktoberfest with a beer belly included. So in search for motivation I did what a lot of people do for answers to almost every conceivable problem mankind has faced since 1998: I went to Google.

Once there, I typed in “I don’t want to go to the gym”. Yes, as amazing as that sounds deep inside we all think our friend Google has the answers for everything. But lo and behold: it seems I’m not alone in this belief; just check out the rest of the top queries that Google suggested to me as soon as I started typing the words “I don’t want to go” based on what their users search the most:

I am no longer alone! Citizens of the Internet, you are not alone either: none of us wants to go to college, or to work. We also don’t want to sleep: I was the perfect example last night. In fact, whenever I get lucky at the tables my friends usually hate it because for one, I don’t share any of my winnings with them (why should I?) and second I make them stay, waaay past their Friday night bedtime which is usually not that early either. Trust me, I’m not leaving a table when I’m on a roll.

Now, let’s analyze the full spectrum of human emotion. People seem to also have trouble to go bed mat at their significant others (because that just may mean breakfast will not include bacon) or go to prom (because let’s face it, high school sucked right?)  And how about going through the motions? What do you mean by that? Oh ah song! Oh ok. Anyway, let’s get back to that “I don’t want to go to work” querie and let’s dig deeper:

Unbelievable but true! People do not want to go to work tomorrow, today or anymore, ever again. In fact, they’d like to listen to a song about not working today and sing it (for which they’ll need the lyrics).

My job has a great schedule and I like how my paychecks look so far so I’m not complaining, however I can understand where you’re coming from fellow Google Searchers because after all these great findings about human behavior and the things that we don’t like to do, I still don’t want to go to the gym!