Friday, February 27, 2015

Sneaky Tequila

I don't really have a good tie-in this week as world news has been a significant downer, the Mavs are having trouble with their point guard and I have no interest in Hollywood's annual self-gratification.  So, today's cocktail is one that was emailed to me quite some time ago with a link to Pinterest.  The emailer in question wanted my opinion on the drink (hopefully said person still religiously follows my blog in order to get the answer today).  I must admit that I was a little hesitant to try this.  Pinterest has some downright awesome craft, costume and kid's entertainment ideas, but as far as alcoholic libations tends to be a little dicey.  But worry not, dear blog readers, I am here for you.  I sampled this drink of questionable origin as many times as was necessary to correct it and give you what you deserve!  

Yes, I know, I'm a saint.


2       oz       Tequila
2       oz       Coconut Rum

1/2    oz       Peach Schnapps
1       oz       Pineapple Juice
1       oz       Cranberry Juice
Add all 4 ingredients to a martini shaker 3/4 full of ice
Shake vigorously
Pour into a highball (or regular 12 oz drinking glass)

You'll note my recipe varies from the Pinterest article.  As I said, I made the mistake of trying this before you did.  A simple splash of pineapple and cranberry just is not enough.  Trust me on this one.  Otherwise, there will be very little "sneaky" in your Sneaky Tequila.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sir Mix-A-Lot's Legacy

I saw this over the weekend and could not resist. If you like darker, richer brews then you'll love it.  It reminds me a lot of Schneider & Sons Aventinus with a smoother aftertaste.

And my kids giggled about the name for 10 minutes.

OK, so I giggled like an idiot, too.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Total Confusion

Bruce Jenner is one totally confused dude.  Not only was he involved in a recent fatal car accident for which he can provide only sketchy details, but he is going to become a woman.  That's right, in the odd event that you have not heard this already, Bruce Jenner, Olympic Gold Medalist in the Decathalon, Wheaties box hero, has decided he's really a chick.  The saddest part of this tale is that it could have been avoided.  There is a veritable cargo train of bat-s*** insanity that led to this point - allow me to conduct you...

It all started back in 1947 when Eunice had a baby boy.  As a toddler he developed rickets, but his mother couldn't afford the orthopedic shoes necessary to correct his leg growth problem.  So, she put his shoes on the wrong feet in an attempt to mimic the effect.  In a very Forrest Gump-like twist of fate, this strengthened the boys legs so he could run like the wind.

A dominant high school athlete, he was able to attend the University of Southern California on an athletic scholarship.  In 1968, he led the NCAA in rushing on his way to winning the Heisman trophy.  He was then chosen by the Buffalo Bills with the first pick in the NFL Draft in 1969.

"Wait!  What?!? 
Bruce Jenner never played football at USC or in the NFL!!!"

Yeah, you're right.  But I warned you ahead of time that this story was just chock-full of crazy.  Bear with me for a moment as we go back into our looney tale...

The football player in question is one Orenthal James Simpson.  O.J., as he was better known, had a fantastic NFL career that led to much fame & fortune (during which time, in 1976, Bruce Jenner won his gold medal at the Montreal Olympics).  In 1977, O.J. met a cocktail waitress named Nicole.  Though already married, O.J. began a serious affair with Nicole.  He divorced his first wife in 1979 and married Nicole in 1985.  The marriage ended in divorce in 1992 under hints of spousal abuse.

In 1994, Nicole and her boyfriend were found murdered (NSFW).  The prime suspect was her ex-husband, O.J.  We all remember it - it was the trial of the century.  And who was O.J.'s defense attorney?  Yes, everyone remembers Johnny "If the glove doesn't fit" Cochran, but most only vaguely recall the rest of his legal team:  Robert Shapiro, F. Lee Bailey, and ROBERT KARDASHIAN.  O.J. stayed at Kardashian's house for the days following the murder, and some conspiracy theorists (including one of the prosecutors) believe that Kardashian was involved in hiding evidence.

Three years prior to the Simpson trial, Robert Kardashian divorced his wife, Kris.  One whole month later, Kris was married to Bruce Jenner.  Nicole Brown Simpson and Kris, the former Mrs. Robert Kardashian, had been best friends.

So, Bruce Jenner was married to the ex-wife of O.J. Simpson's attorney (accomplice?) and said wife was best friends with the murder victim.  Bruce inherited three step-daughters that are famous for being what can best be described as angels.  Add their fame-at-any-cost mother into the mix of this attention-seeking circus and you get:
The Four Whores of the Apocalypse?

Thankfully, Bruce and Kris got divorced before he had to accept that jackass Kanye West as his step-son-in-law.  But the damage was obviously already done.  Going from Olympic hero, to actor, to attention-whore background piece, err, reality TV supporting star clearly made him lose his freaking mind.  

1       oz       Vodka
1       oz       Coconut Rum
1       oz       Southern Comfort
1/4    oz       Apple Schnapps

Add all 4 ingredients to a martini shaker 1/2 full of ice
Shake vigorously
Strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass

So, how will the tale of Bruce Jenner end?  If you said "in pantyhose", stop being so crass.  This all could have easily been prevented.  
Just remember, every time you let your child wear his shoes on the wrong feet, Michael Phelps puts on lipstick.

Friday, February 6, 2015


Thursday night is the night when I typically write these posts and I'm always looking for something to do when I'm finished editing.  But now NFL season is over.  NBA is about to head into the All-Star break.  MLB hasn't even hit spring training yet.  NHL?  Well, yeah, I guess there are fans out there.  
I do get a few hits every now and then from servers in the Great White North.

At any rate, Thursday is the most likeliest of days [citation needed] that the question "What are we going to do tonight?" is raised.  After 8:30pm, when the kids go to bed, the options are normally either TV, cocktails, or Marital Calisthenics.  Usually 2 of the 3 can go together for some type of mutual benefit, but the combination of all 3 requires one of them to be a quickie.



Why are you looking at me like that?  This is a very fast drink recipe. 


2      oz       Tequila
1      tbsp    simple syrup
1/2              lime

Fill a rocks glass 3/4 with ice
Add tequila and squeeze the juice of 1/2 lime

Add a tablespoon of simple syrup


There.  Now you can take your sweet time doing the other things...

Like finding something worth watching on TV.