Category Archives: Cocktails

Christmas Margaritas!

It’s Christmas day and nothing is open except for the Indian restaurant down the street.  For some reason, I am craving cocktails and garlic naan! With a few things on hand, I threw these together, and feel a little more festive, merry, warm, and in the Christmas spirit.

Merry Christmas to all you goons out there…big and small!…xoxoxo

Christmas Margaritas

1 part tequila
1 part orange liquor
1 part lime/lemon
1 part pomegranate juice
1 part seltzer water

Mix to combine. Taste and adjust booze/juice as needed.  Enjoy!


Hurricane Brew (a.k.a. Good-Night Irene)

In order to cope with Hurri-Quake 2011, we thought it was appropriate to make the classic hurricane cocktail. Wow – this was a crazy amount of ingredients.

  • Grenadine
  • Triple-Sec
  • Amaretto
  • Vodka
  • Dark Rum
  • Margarita Mix
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Pineapple Juice

I thought the Amaretto was unnecessary, but it really added a kick reminiscent of Spring Break 1994.

My last meal…



1/2 can cream of coconut (stir a bit before adding)
1/2 can crushed pineapple
5 oz good rum (I like Pussers)
3 cups ice

– Combine all ingredients in the blender and churn away. Taste and adjust ingredients as necessary. Add a little pineapple juice if you like it sweeter. Add a dark rum “floater” if you like it boozier.


Feel no pain

Better off Red


Here are my top three recent goon-approved red wine purchases from Trader Joe’s.  These are slightly more expensive than “2 Buck Chuck”, but surprisingly drinkable.  Stock up on a case (or 2)!

$5.99 Bordeaux and $4.99 Nero d’Avola

$10.99 – Trader Joe’s 2008 Reserve Cab