Tag: cointreau

AlcoHOLidays | Maple Syrup Saturday | Maple Break

Consider this my apology to maple syrup. Why would I need to apologize to maple syrup? Well, the truth of the matter is that I’ve never really been all that fond of it. So when I was going over my list of holidays this coming week–and there were plenty to choose from*–it would have been […]

AlcoHOLidays | Valentine’s Day | Loving Cup

Ah, yes, Valentine’s Day… Thought by many to be a wonderful day of expressing our love for others in various public and private ways. Thought by others to be a trumped-up excuse by the candy and card manufacturers to bilk out a little more money between the Christmas holidays and Easter. I’ll never forget the time my […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Virgo | Downtime

Virgos are the worker-bees of the zodiac, they have a need to be constantly busy, constantly doing, and often doing things for others. They are well-suited to the task-master positions of a Personal Assistant (the power behind the power, so to speak) and their perfectionist tendencies make them great managers, though they do have to […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Leo | The Mane Event

Who just walked into the room–regal, grand, with a gravitational pull second only to the sun? It’s your friendly neighborhood Leo, most likely. I’ve known many Leos over the years and, as shallow as it may seem, most of them can be easily spotted by their attention to their hair. It doesn’t always resemble the mane […]

Dreaming of a Tropical New Year

Because you can always dream, right? This week’s alphatini called for something fit to a tee–and I began thinking Tangerine. Namely, the tangerine liqueur we picked up in Roatan on our last cruise (which has been far too far in the past). A Dreamsicle martini would be the easy route, but since I was thinking […]

Miss Mangotini, I Presume

You know that old friend, the one you were so close to back in the day but then there was that falling out and while you might be civil to one another you certainly don’t go seeking out her company? We all have one whether you call her your ex-bestie or your flat-out-frenemy, those skeletons […]

50 Shots of America–Arizona

This is the one that Karyn’s been looking forward to! ~~~oOo~~~ As with much of the southwest, what is now known as Arizona was first claimed by Spain, and then Mexico, before becoming known as Alta California. After that it was all kinds of shuffling as the CSA and USA differed on what to call […]

50 Shots of America–Idaho

What I know of Idaho is what I saw on the 5# sack of potatoes as a kid: what it’s shaped like and potatoes come from there. It’s one of the few states I could pick out on an unlabeled map, thanks to their simple but straightforward marketing plan. No surprise, there’s a lot more […]

50 Shots of America–Florida

Liquid Sunshine Oh, hey, did you think we were done with the East Coast? That we were at least finished with the Southeast, moving as we are through the Midwest and all? Not exactly. See, while the rest of the country was becoming locally-owned, the Spanish were still holding on to Florida with a pretty […]

Sips & Shots: XYZ and so forth

Okay, barflies! I’m going to wrap up this little trip through the Alphahol in one fell swoop of a post for a couple of reasons. a) we’re at the “difficult” letters, and b) I wanna talk about the Zombie before Halloween instead of 2 weeks after. So indulge me: 3 cocktails in rapid fire! XYZ […]