Tag Archives: Mixology

I’ve Tried/Re-Tried So Many Things Lately

22 Aug

I haven’t stopped trying things but I have been trying more to get a job and less thinking about things to try.  Here is an update on recent things I’ve tried:

Pho
Amber invited me to try out Pho in participation of a ladies evening of sorts.

It looked a lot like this. (I should have thought to take my own picture of it)

Not surprisingly I was fairly overwhelmed by the amount of choices on the menu and with a little guidance somehow landed on a dish involving pork and vermicelli. I guess it has lettuce and mint in addition to the noddles and meat and is served with a fried vegetable roll which I deemed the french fries of pho. Overall It’s a thing I’d try again.

Night movies:
These have been hosted in various parks around the city. Things I’ve seen:

I enjoy the whole free/ boozing/ neighborly vibe of these events even if I don’t love the movies or have already seen them. At The Happening they gave out free coupons for Ritas which resulted in me trying another thing: Chocolate Peanut Butter water ice, which if it hadn’t been free I would never have done so. It’s good, way better then it sounds.

Bathing suits/ Swimming
I finally bought myself a couple bathing suits after putting it off for a long time and have been able to try out the city pools and do a little night swimming at the shore. The pool was funny because Amanda and I were hit on consistently by a 15 year old neighborhood boy with prison tats who wasn’t deterred even after we told him that we’re 30 (we are not 30). I like the idea of a free pool and don’t really know why it took me so long to get there.

I haven’t night swam in years but a few weeks ago I convinced Kamper to take me down the shore to walk around the boardwalk for the evening AND to night swim. The ocean can be scary during the day, it is terrifying at night which might be part of the reason I like it. We would have had better luck at it if the moon had been out but it was hiding behind some clouds the entire time and so instead of wave jumping we just sat down. I got a butt full of sand but still loved every minute of it.

And of Course Mixology:
I tried out a new drink which I would be remiss for not sharing. While most drinks are normally titled after the date of their invention this one is lovingly referred to as Childhood Booze. Being put on the spot by Sue to give it a name this is what immediately came to mind, as the mixer is the juice I drank by the gallon as a child.

Method:
2oz Vodka
1oz Triple Sec
Top with Minute Made Berry Juice and Soda Water.

Kid Juice

Then reminisce about Animaniacs while you get your drink on.

Coming soon: Health Edition, Rediscovering Old Products, Thrift Shopping, Rap Music, and other things.

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Mixology: June 1, 2011

2 Jun

I’ve been working on some new summer cocktails. The following is one I came up with yesterday but look for some several peach based ones in the coming days.

This guy comes to us courtesy of an excess of lemons, my summer goal of incorporating fresh fruit, herbs, and veggies into beverages, and a strawberry/ mint combo kick.

June 1, 2011
Add ice to glass of your choice
1-2 ounce Strawberry Vodka (I like Strawberry Smirnoff or your own infusion)
Splash of Peach Schnapps
Fill glass half up the rest way with homemade Lemonade:
– 8 Fresh Squeezed Lemons= roughly 1 cup lemon juice
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 3 cups water
– Stir till sugar dissolves, serve over ice.
Top with sparkling water
Garnish, fresh strawberries, watermelon, mint.
Mix and serve with straw.

Summer in a cup?

Mixology: [mik-sol-uh-jee] –noun: the art or skill of preparing mixed drinks

3 May

I’m trying mixology. It is a thing I’ve been trying for awhile but not formally, not that I am getting all formal now, it’s just that I want to see what I can come up with using things I haven’t thought up previously. No more cocktail books. I’m going rouge.

Lasts nights mix:

May 2, 2011

2oz strawberry infussed vodka
1oz peach Stirrings liqueur
1oz ginger Stirrings liqueur
Orange soda water
Mint leaves and strawberries to garnish.

2 fresh cut strawberries and ice in a wine glass.

2oz strawberry infused vodka (my own/first attempt at infusing.)

1oz peach and 1oz ginger of my new favorite liqueur brand, Stirrings Natural Liqueurs, poured over the vodka and strawberries.

Topped off orange soda water and garnished with mint leaves.

Unsurprisingly it tasted just like I imagined it would but not as sweet as you might be imagining. Score 1 for dungeon drinking.

Method in review:
Place strawberries in glass (any glass).
Add vodka and liqueur.
Top with soda water.
Garnish with strawberries and mint. Get messy.