Friday, January 31, 2014

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It's Girl Scout Cookie time!
By now you are bound to have been accosted by one of the adorable sash/vest wearing little urchins.  And if you haven't given up 4 bucks for one of their over-priced boxes of baked goodness, then stop reading my blog right now.
Not because this drink involves same cookies; but because you have no soul.

I first considered naming this drink The Frozen Grasshopper.  Why?  Because Keebler™ Grasshoppers are the same thing as Girl Scout Thin Mints.  Now, before anyone gets all hysterical like some of the other crazies on the internet that gnash their teeth and scream like banshees "GAHH!!!  Evil corporation is ripping off the Girl Scouts!!!!11!!!", there's one very important point that is missing here:

Little Brownie Bakers (aka Girl Scout Cookies) is a division of the Keebler Company.

What, you mean that internet morons sometimes tee off with emotional rants on issues without any type of due diligence or fact-checking?

Anyway, I didn't name it "grasshopper" because those cocktails typically include Creme de Menthe.  And really (besides me) who keeps a bottle of Creme de Menthe at home?  Hence why I called it...


1.5 oz          Kahlua
.5 oz            Vodka
2 scoops     Vanilla Ice Cream
4 cookies    Girl Scout Thin Mints***

Add all ingredients to a blender 
Blend until smooth

***If you don't have any in your stash, then shoot me an email.  I have a connection, man. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Naked Twister

Twister is a great game*.  For a while, we used it in our house to settle disputes between our two daughters.  Unfortunately they both wised up pretty quickly and realized it's more fun to bicker endlessly than to be Twisted Sisters. (hell yes I made that reference...)

*for completely sober people under the age of 28, between 3'9" and 5'2", with no history of joint problems, muscle contusions, dementia, dizziness, or chronic flatulence.  Consult with your doctor before playing Twister.  Side effects can include: soreness, bruises, lacerations, tooth loss, concussions, and ACL tears.  If you have a game of Twister that lasts more than 4 hours, contact a psychologist for help or a circus contortionist for a new career

Since a Twister is also a tornado, don't confuse this drink with a Hurricane.  None of the ingredients are the same. 

If you drink too many and think you are seeing double, don't worry, it's the same cow.


1        oz  Melon Liqueur
1/2     oz  Vodka
1/2     oz  Tuaca
4        oz  Pineapple Juice
1        oz  7-Up

Add all 3 liquors and pineapple juice to a martini shaker 1/2 full of ice
Shake vigorously
Strain into a pint glass filled with ice

Fill with 7-Up
Stir gently
Garnish with pineapple ring and cherry

Yes, it appears that there's another part of the name of this drink that I completely ignored.  Please note that I said "appears".  Not only does my wife try these drinks before I post them, but she proof-reads and edits some of my posts.  Please feel free to add any "Naked" references you like in the Comments section below.