Sailor Babo goes a-voting

mSB had no idea that an adventure was brewing

she never lets me drive

where are we going?

he was very excited; not much fun stuff happens chez mariser

I was tripped!

fell down from the excitement

what’s VOTE?

actually, we vote inside

actually, we vote insid

mSB knows to vote for the best cooky (all of them)

mSB wanted to vote for Dr. Jill Stein because she’s the prettiest

Jill Stein understands the needs of Fabric-Americans

Jill Stein understands the needs of Fabric-Americans

mSB was overruled.  something something about needing to have the popular vote alongside the electoral college, blah blah blah

just because she's bigger than me....

babo was overruled

but mSB got a nifty sticker!

where are the cookies?

we voted. it’s cooky time!

mSB really, really hopes there are cookies after this.  voting is exhausting!

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a few disjointed ramblings around the date

I never gave a darn about St. Valentine’s day, even when I was dating, courting, and first married.  being an old-married, has freed us from even noticing the day.

but
my 13-year-old niece has been staying with us since last year,  being that middle school in Seward, Alaska is quite subpar.
she seems happy here, but is conflicted about her parents and sister being so far away.  there is a bit of tension as she wants to stay here for H.S. and her mom wants her back home.
teh LK and I are doing our best to stay out of it.

but we thought at least we can provide her a little Valentine’s cheer

went to Krogers, bought a few handfuls of yellow, spring-looking flowers.
chocolate-covered strawberries
and a card.
I was the only woman walking around with flowers – placed was packed with men of all ages and walks of life, clutching dozen roses.               so that was amusing.
since I don’t normally shop for gifts on V-day, I don’t know how recent this phenomenon is:
clamshell containers full of rose petals.
“petaled for your convenience”
I saw two teenage boys each grab one container and giggle.
they soooo think they are getting laid tonight

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Mabuhay

so cranky  proposed it

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and we reach the end with an appropriately seasonal drink

Rum Eggnog

4 oz eggnog of choice

(largish) splash of rum

nutmeg

warm eggnog to desired temperature.  add rum.  grate a bit of nutmeg on top.  enjoy.  feel free to bah humbug!

 

eggnog! rum! nutmeg! chrisssstmas!

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Twelve

Mabuhay    !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Hipahipa (again)

 

so cranky  proposed it

welcome to T12DoC

Madame Aubrey would like a whiskey sour.    as you wish, madame

  • 1 jigger Whiskey
  • 4 oz sour mix*
  • 1 tblsp Maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • one (or two) Maraschino cherries

* sour mix consists of one part simple syrup and one part lemon juice

 

what Aubrey wants, Aubrey gets

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day 11 (again)

    

Hipahipa   !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Na zdorov’ya

so cranky  proposed it

welcome to T12DoC

another day out and about

Margarita

2 jiggers tequila

1/2-jiggers triple sec

2 jiggers sour mix

1/2-jigger lime juice

add all  above to mixing glass.  stir.  strain over a glass filled with ice

....rita, rita, rita

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Ten

    

Na zdorov’ya!

 

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Saúde

so cranky  proposed it

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out and about today –

Manhattan

2 jiggers bourbon

1 jigger sweet vermouth

a few shakes Angosture bitters

Fill a shaker with ice, add all the above.  shake.  strain over a glass filled with ice

bitters...mmm

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Nine

    

Saúde  !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Afiyæt oslun

so cranky  proposed it

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it is entirely too warm ’round here for being < week to Christmas.  let’s have a refreshing Tom Collins

2 jiggers Gin
1 jigger lemon juice
1 jigger simple syrup
soda water

Fill a shaker with ice, add gin, lemon juice, and syrup.  shake.  strain over a glass filled with ice, top with soda water

drinking gin'n'juice

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Eight

    

           

Afiyæt oslun !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Genatset

so cranky  proposed it

welcome to T12DoC

trying to find more ways of using the oldest bottle booze in the house, the orange brandy, I came across a cocktail named Danny’s Special in the Absolut vodka site;  interestingly, it does not call for vodka

Danny’s Special

1 jigger Bourbon
½-jigger Orange  Brandy
1 jigger Lemon Juice
½-jigger Triple Sec

Fill a shaker with ice, add all the above.  shake.  strain over a glass filled with ice

Danny must have been a drunk

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Seven

    

Genatset !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Salud

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welcome to T12DoC

I keep a bottle of Creme de Cassis in the fridge for the occasional Kir (white wine + CdC).

one of my mixology books has a recipe for a a dry vermouth and CdC cocktail that sounds interesting

  • 3 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1 oz Creme de Cassis
  • Ice cubes
  • Club soda

add the vermouth and CdC to glass, add ice cubes, top with club soda

 

fancy frenchy

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Six

Salud !