Today’s happy hour cocktail is for Holly. If you aren’t reading her blog, you should be, because she’s pretty bad ass. She lives on a farm with chickens, rabbits, other assorted animals, and a husband. Holly is also a master at fixing stuff. Real stuff, like furnaces and back hoes and thingymagigs.
Anyway, for whatever reason, it seems anything with a motor is fritzing out on her lately, and I think she needs a drink. So this one’s for you.
I would suggest doing whatever hammering that needs to be done before having a cocktail.
Holly Folly’s Tea
- 2 oz Kentucky bourbon
- 1 oz peach schnapps
- pineapple juice
In a tall, ice-filled glass, pour bourbon and schnapps, then add one dash of bitters and a squeeze of lime. Top with pineapple juice, and feel free to stir with a wrench.
Happy Friday y’all! Don’t drink and drive, and don’t drink while fixing machinery either. I don’t want anyone losing a finger this weekend.
So a couple of weeks ago, Thoughtsy of Thoughts Appear informed me today is National Margarita Day (I thought that was Cinco de Mayo, but whatever, I will totally take two dedicated margarita days per year) and she fully expects an appropriate Happy Hour post. I am happy to oblige. But first, a word of caution – hell hath no fury like a tequila hangover, so be careful with these.
May I present you with Thoughtsy’s Rita?
My husband says hell yes to Thoughtsy for giving us a reason to drink some tequila.
Thoughtsy’s Sweet Tart
- 2 oz reposado tequila (I used Tres Generations)
- 1 oz Grand Marnier
- 1 oz Chambord
- ¼ oz Rose’s lime juice
- 3 oz Cranberry juice
In an ice-filled shaker, pour tequila, Grand Marnier, Chambord, Rose’s and cranberry juice. Shake vigorously. Thoughtsy prefers a sugar rim, so make sure to take a lime wedge and rim the glass, then dip the edge in fine granulated sugar. Pour contents into glass, and enjoy!
Happy Friday y’all – don’t drink and drive.
So, if you will recall from yesterday, the man has today off. This is what happens when you start happy hour too early:
I'm not really sure what's going on here.
- 2 oz almendrado tequila (you could substitute amaretto)
- cherry bitters
- Dr. Pepper (we used diet)
I don’t think mixing instructions are required for this one, but it’s probably best enjoyed in a red plastic cup.
*Bonus Drinking Game* If you plan on watching House of Cards this weekend, every time Kevin Spacey breaks the fourth wall, chug.
Happy Friday y’all, don’t drink and drive.
Happy Hour. Which is terrible, because I’ve owed Melissa of Twisted Words a cocktail since December.
Shame on me.
Actually, when I first began this blog it wasn’t my intention to do a happy hour post every Friday. I started Cocktail Time leading up to the release of Human Resources, Martinis, and Other Bad Things (obviously), and then kept posting drinks through the release of Drink Well (even more obvious). But you lushes loved those damned cocktails so much I kept on with the weekly happy hour, until, somewhere along the line, I got cocktailed out.
I think today we all need a drink. This one, however, has Melissa’s name on it.
- 2oz Kentucky Bourbon (I used Woodford Reserve)
- 1oz Sour Apple Schnapps
- Cranberry juice
- Ginger ale
- Orange bitters
In an ice-filled old fashion glass, pour bourbon and apple schnapps, add 2 ounces cranberry juice, top with ginger ale and add 2 dashes orange bitters. Stir, and garnish with an orange slice.
Best enjoyed in pajamas, but if you must go out after one of these, take a cab!