Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It’s 5:00 somewhere…

After yesterday’s post, I received a few inquisitive texts from curious friends...While I certainly wasn’t trying to imply anything (except that I’m uber excited for my expectant mother friends,) I thought I’d do a 180 and post on another fun subject…Cocktails!

These drinks are not only pretty to look at, they sound delicious (orange sherbet is an ingredient!) , I can’t wait to try one this weekend!

 Watermelon and Strawberry Mojitos


See the recipe here.

The June Bug



  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • 4 T. grenadine
  • 4 T. orange juice
  • 3 scoops orange sherbet
  • To make a version with alcohol, add 1/2 orange vodka


Blend together ginger ale, grenadine, orange juice, and sherbet. Pour into ice-filled cocktail glasses.


The Michelada



  • Fresh lime juice, about an ounce, or one lime’s worth. I like to save the squeezed half-hull to cap the drink, to incorporate the aromatics of the oil into it as well.
  • Maggi Seasoning
  • Salsa picante (bottled hot sauce)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • 1-3 ounces tomato juice
  • Beer, 12 ounces


Use a pilsner or other tall beer or cocktail glass; a 20-ounce cooler or imperial pint works beautifully in that it allows for the ice, the additives and an entire 12-ounce bottle of beer. Cut a small lime wedge and use it to moisten the rim of the glass, then invert it onto a saucer of kosher salt, or salt mixed with chili powder. Fill the glass with as much or little ice as you wish. Then use whichever of the following ingredients fit your mood, pouring the beer in last. Do experiment with lavish versions compared to more stripped-down ones to see which you like best. Salud!


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