Happy Hour @ 1102

Cran-Apple Cobbler

Libra (September 22-October 22)
Libras are diplomatic, sensuous, romantic, and charming. You like balance, as evidenced by your symbol of the Scales. Venus rules you and others like you including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Truman Capote and Friedrich Nietzsche. A simple and delicious cocktail like the Smirnoff Cranberry-based Cran-Apple Cobbler is ideal for you.

Libra - The Scale

Cran-Apple Cobbler

1 ½ ounces Smirnoff Cranberry Vodka
Apple cider

Combine ingredients in a shaker full of ice, strain into a chilled martini glass with a crushed graham cracker rim.

Published in: on October 5, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour @ 1102

Sunset

Happy Birthday to all my Leo Children (Jazz, Anaya, Lumpy, and Andre), and all my Leo Friends (Darryl, Lynn, Ray, Chad)

Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leos are bold and confident like their symbol, the Lion. With the sun as your ruling planet and fire your element, the Sunset, crafted with French grape-based Ciroc Vodka, was especially designed with you in mind. Madonna, Charlize Theron, and Jennifer Lopez are all Leos, and so are literary greats Alex Haley and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

The Sunset

1 ½ ounces Cîroc Vodka
¾ ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce cranberry juice
Splash of triple sec
Splash of champagne

Shake ingredients over ice and strain into a wine glass. Top with splash of champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

Published in: on August 3, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour @ 1102

Well it April, Easter has come and gone – and no matter where you live the weather is getting warmer.  Here is an interesting cocktail that those of you who like beer will have to tell me what you think.  I may have to give this one a try, it just looks so fresh and fruity.  Berries are in season – so go for it.

Raspberry Beer Cocktails


3/4 cup frozen raspberries
3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
1 (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup vodka
Garnish: lemon and lime slices and fresh berries
Stir together first 4 ingredients.  Serve over ice.

Serves 6
via MyRecipes.com

Published in: on April 20, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

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Income Tax Cocktail

 Well hopefully you’ve already done your taxes.  If so you can sit back and enjoy this Income Tax Cocktail in leisure.  If you haven’t,  here is a bit of good news.  We’ve all been given an extension til April 17th. (Evidentally it’s Patriots Day, a holiday, but only in Washington DC.  Since the IRS works from that city they are closed and have given us all a couple more days.)  The fact that the 15th is on a Sunday, confuses me but never the less enjoy a Friday cocktail.

Orange Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1/4 oz  sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • Angostura bitters to taste
  • orange twist for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake Well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with the orange twist.
Published in: on April 13, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

A Easter Wish

Happy Easter

“Easter is a good time to enjoy all of your many meaningful blessings: family, friends, Jesus, and, of course, chocolate molded into tasty bunnies.”

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My busy work month has my blogging on hold.  But I will be back with movie reviews, my reading updates, more food, and summer cocktails.  Have a Happy Easter

Published in: on April 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

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April  Showers

Crisp and Clean like the rain of spring – Here is our April/Aries Zodiac Cocktail for the Month!

Aries (March 21-April 19) 
For the ambitious, headstrong Aries, appropriately defined by the Ram as your symbol and fire as your element, a refreshing cocktail like the April Showers is a good choice for you. Smirnoff’s Citrus Vodka, crisp with lime and orange flavors, is the base of this delightful cocktail. Sharing in your tenacious spirit are Tom Clancy, Bob Woodward, Eddie Murphy, Hugh Hefner and Sarah Jessica Parker.

 

April Showers 

1 ounce Smirnoff Citrus Vodka
½ ounce champagne
2 lemon wedges (for muddling)
½ ounce simple syrup
3 fresh mint leaves

Muddle the lemon wedges and mint leaves, then discard the wedges. Mix in vodka, champagne, and simple syrup. Serve in a highball glass over ice.

Published in: on April 6, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour @ 1102

 This Blue Margarita should remind you of cool water and summer beaches.  Tequila should remind you of vacations and wild parties.  Enjoy your Friday evening with this light drink.

 Tropical Blue Margarita

1 1/2 oz  Tequila
1 o zBlue Curacao liqueur
1 oz lime juice
coarse salt
Rub rim of cocktail glass with lime juice. Dip rim in coarse salt. Shake tequila, blue curacao, and lime juice with ice, strain into the salt-rimmed glass, and serve.

Published in: on March 30, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Soup’s on @ 1102

Last Soup:  Broccoli and Bread Soup

My Rating:  **   2 out of 5 stars

Comments:  I found this soup to be extremely bland.  It was not to my liking.  I would have done better to have made it a broccoli cheddar soup.  The salt from the cheese would have given it some added flavor.  The best part was the bread.  But if a mild soup is to your liking this will do just fine.

Well, with the weather warming up  – Here in Arizona it’s been warmer for a while now – My desire for soup has diminished.  So, I gave this review of our last soup featured, and I will have to turn Wednesday toward a lighter food fare.  As of now I haven’t decided just what. . . Maybe Salads,  maybe low cal . . .  I will have to see what catches my palette.  “Soup’s On” will return in the fall, when I’m looking for warmer tastes and comfort food.

Published in: on March 28, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour @ 1102

Well Spring has officially arrived.  If it doesn’t feel like it in your neck of the woods.  Have this 1102 Happy Hour cocktail and start to think of Spring.  So for the next few weeks I will try to feature some cocktails that will lighten your spirits and warm the cockals of your soul.  Enjoy!

Kiwi Colada

5 peeled kiwifruit, divided
3 cups ice
1/4 cup light rum
1/4 cup Midori (melon-flavored liqueur)
3 tablespoons Cream of Coconut (such as Coco Lopez)
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

(serves 6)
via Cooking Light

Published in: on March 23, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Happy Hour @ 1102

Red Snapper

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 fluid ounces whiskey
  • 1 fluid ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 1 fluid ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place the whiskey, amaretto, and cranberry juice into a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into shot glasses.
Published in: on March 2, 2012 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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