Tag Archives: cold drinks

Heaven and Hell’s Kitchen

Heaven and Hell’s Kitchen

Unearthly nutrition is on its last legs.
How often have you been served deviled eggs?
Ambrosia they say was the food of the gods,
but to be served it now? Just what are the odds?
And only when faith causes us to unleaven
are we ever gifted with mana from heaven.
Heavenly hash and devil’s food cake
are dishes that only a cougar would make
to lure her young lover into her lair.
Wherein she’d seduce him with her angel hair
pasta to help him to bolster his energy—
her clever plot to improve their synergy!
But, if you’d like to start a new trend, 
by reprising old recipes, then read on, friend.
A *karma cocktail or a **devil’s brew?
Now and then it won’t hurt you to have one or two.

*A karma cocktail is made with Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Triple Sec, Orange Juice, and Lemon Lime Soda!

To make a**devil’s brew : In a shaking glass, add vodka, triple sec, melon liqueur, peach schnapps and lime juice. Shake well. 3. Gently add ice to serving glass and strain mix over before layering ever clear on top and lighting.
Prompt words today are unearthly, nutrition, cougar, rally and clever.

Last Shot



Bushboy’s challenge was to publish the last shot on your SD card for February 2020. Mine is literally a shot (and a bit.) . It’s a Sangria—the drink ordered by my friend Diane last night. Ironically, although the glass says Colima, I left Colima yesterday and it was in La Mazanilla, Jalisco that this photo was taken.


Just One Sip (Cee’s Black and White Challenge)

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For Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Liquid Drinks, Hot or Cold.

Just One Sip

Just One Sip (Color Version)

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I messed up on this one big time.  First, after going through six years of photos on my Mac Photos file to make a list of these examples of hot or cold drinks,  I got them all entered in my blog and when I tried to remove one, I erased them all—losing a good hour of work it took me to locate them in my WP media file.  Then I decided to just enter them all again, since I had a list of them, and when I finished I realized that this was a black and white challenge.  Maybe I need to retire.  Anyway, back to the drawing board.  I’m going to go ahead and post this one and then go back and convert them all to black and white to enter into Cee’s challenge.

Twenty-seven minutes later: I’ve converted all the photos to black and white and reposted for Cee’s Black and White challenge, so if you are curious about how these would all look in black and white, HERE is the other version.


Rootie Tootie Margarootie Recipe

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Just discovered I’ve never actually put up the promised recipe for a Rootie Tootie Margarootie.  Here it is, as requested by Calen Sariel:

Rootie Tootie Margarootie Recipe: I’m not sure about amounts as I do it by taste, but I’m making these for a party Sunday so I will measure:

1/2 Cup Tequila
1 to 2  Cups Squirt (Make with one cup and if it tastes too strong, add another)
1/4 Cup Raspberry liqueur (Chambord or Antigua)
1 Cup Cranberry Juice
3 cups Ice

Mix in blender until slushy. You should make in batches as if you put more than this in blender at one time, the Squirt foams up and spills over. Taste and alter amounts to your taste.

Make more batches and store in freezer for an hour or so before serving so it is really slushy.  Stir and serve.  (In your freezer might only require 1/2 hour, depending on how cold you keep it.)

If you wish, mix sugar with a smaller amount of salt, rub lime around rim of glass and dip rim of glass into the sugar/salt solution.  Carefully fill with the Rootie Tootie Margarootie which should have the consistency of a slushie.

If it isn’t delicious, start adding more of each ingredient until it tastes good to you, then send me your recipe!  Adding more cranberry juice makes it sweeter and stronger tasting. 

Hot and Cold

Hot as fire, cold as ice.
When the sun is hot, cold drinks are nice.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Hot and Cold