Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Constant Cravings




What's gotten in to me?  I am craving cocktails like no one's business. There's just something about summer that makes me want to sit on my deck and drink drunken concoctions.   Normally I'm not a huge fan of alcohol - I drank my lifetime limit during college.  But lately I've been wanting a little hair of the dog.



Saturday night at the Minnesota Blogger Party, I had a strawberry/basil martini that was just incredible.
New pal Cathy, in her boozeday features, has recipes for a Snicker Bar Addict's martini and something really heavenly called a Queen's Park Swizzle that I'm ready to Make.Right.Now.  Except that we have no vodka.  Who unknowingly runs out of vodka?  Boring people like us, that's who.

Or perhaps I'd like a good Mojito?  Lack of backyard mint is a hindrance.  But I was gearing up - I made 2 cups of simple syrup and left it on the stove to cool.  After supper efficient table-clearer Twin #1 dumped the whole pot out, right down the drain.  I almost cried.

Good summer evenings:  sitting on my deck built by Johnny C, with my feet up on the torn folding chairs, surrounded by the old grill and pots of tomatoes and herbs, yard full of bikes, a chain-link deer fence in progress around the garden, and perhaps some blues or Squirrel Nut Zippers or Greg Brown playing in the background, with a tasty drink in my hand, and my hubby by my side.

Yeah, I'm white trash but like my cupcake says "We're educated and INTERESTING white trash!"

10 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Where are those pictures from the blogger get together?

Mnmom said...

Twin #2 has finals this week and she's been hard to pin down.

Cathy said...

Uh oh, looks like I'm being a bad influence! mwahahahaha! Your description of a good summer evening doesn't sound like white trash to me, it just sounds like a good summer evening! Now run out and get yourself some cocktail supplies and make a drink this weekend!

Mommy Lisa said...

OMG - you have to do the chocolate martini!

I like what your hubs said, educated and interesting white trash - that is us too!

Anita said...

Who knew you were a lush!!? I like a cocktail on occasion!

Churlita said...

Oh my gawd! I am so planting mint this week, I forgot all about the necessity of it for making mojitos. Thank you.

kirby said...

It's the warm weather. I pulled out the cocktail shaker, and plan on stockpiling mixers, swizzle sticks, cocktail napkins, and those little plastic monkeys this weekend.

Lesli said...

Mmmm, Snicker Bar Addict Martini!
I want to make that and get some of those plastic monkeys, too, that Kirby mentioned. Good times!

Little Sister said...

Mount Gay Rum and gingerale with a a bit of lime over ice. Delicious and refreshing.
Sis-I have vodka in the freezer-we can do cocktails this weekend under the lean-to of the barn and set up the bar on the table saw. The chickens can entertain us. Now that's white trash!

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