Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Tipple

Tuesday is starting to be my next favourite day of the week! 


1 part vodka
2 parts Champagne
2 parts pineapple juice

Chill a glass with ice, then tip the ice out (it takes up too much booze room!) and add the ingredients - no shaking now or the Champers will spill and I won't stand for alcohol abuse! Settle back, and ENJOY YOURSELF!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The lack of new Dr Who episodes is getting to me!

My resident Whovian is innovative in her response to my lament about the lack of new Dr Who episodes on the Giggle Box (as my late Dad used to call the TV) and made me some Ginger Bread Ood (I really like the Ood).

In fact, in addition to the baking she also selected a Complete Series of Dr Who DVDs from TradeMe and conned me into buying them so we have been feasting ourselves on the episodes with Rose, and Donna (also known as Gobby in our house) - we didn't notice the first time round how funny the Donna series was, the interactions with DT are fabulous and I'm really enjoying the banter. The hapless Martha isn't a favourite - too needy and dumb according to the Whovian and I found her rather simpering and annoying (especially in the Shakespeare episode).

And then we got Rose the GingerBread girl, with a Darlek studded with M and Ms and a Tardis which might have been iced when too hot!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Tipple

I am in the mood for something fabulous today, especially in honour of my cyber-sibling's success in the photographic world! So, since I am in the Southern Hemisphere and he is in the North, let's have something I have always wanted to see as well as drink...


3/4 ounce light rum

3/4 ounce triple sec (or Cointreau...special drink, remember!)

Sparkling wine (or Champagne, this is a special occasion after all - (push the boat out!) for topping up

1 piece of orange peel

and 1/2 slice of orange for garnishing.

Shake the rum and triple sec together, with ice, in the shaker and strain into the champagne flute. Top us with the bubbly of your choice and squeeze the orange peel over the drink. Perch the slice of orange on the rim of the glass (if you can be bothered 'cos by now you will just be wanting to get it down yer neck!!)

Then, stand facing France and shout loudly "Cheers, Owen!", altogether now 1...2....3

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Tuesday Tipple

I have no idea why, but I am in the mood for Vodka!

2oz Absolut Mandarin Vodka
1oz Triple Sec
1oz Lime juice (yes, use fresh - it's soo much nicer!)
1 splash orange juice
1 splash cranberry juice

Put ingredients in a shaker and shake (who would have guessed?) and then strain into a chilled glass and garnish with an orange slice if you can be bothered.

Then, toddle out onto the deck and slump into your hammock and sip as you listen to these guys....