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If you know, or think you know, anything about my alcohol preferences it’s that rum is my least favorite. I find it too sweet and I don’t like to clutter up my drinks with lots of sugary flavors to mask the taste of the booze.
Enough about what’s wrong with rum though, right?
I decided to go ahead and bite the sugary bullet when I came across the recipe for Sweet Poison. I’m not sure about the origin of this cocktail but I’d guess super tropical or some metropolitan bartender whipped it up for a summer cocktail special. It was…surprisingly alright.
Needless to say I was in the minority when I introduced this cocktail on Girls’ Night. All of my sugar lovin’ girls were giddy over this concoction because it is chock full of alcohol but it doesn’t taste like it.
The exact opposite of yours truly.
The good news is that it is pretty tasty AND if you use fresh squeezed pineapple juice (so that you know it’s the real thing with no added sugar) it’s not the kind of sweet that makes your jaws clench.
The even better news is that you don’t need a ton of fancy cocktail mixing equipment to make this drink. All you need is a cocktail shaker, cocktail glasses and, if you’re weights & measures challenged…a jigger.
What you need:
1 Pineapple wedge
2oz. Coconut rum
1 oz. Blue curacao
1 oz. Light rum
Mix it: Toss ice, rums and blue curacao into your cocktail shaker. Shake what your mama gave you and strain it into the cocktail glass. Fill the rest with your (fresh) pineapple juice and garnish with the pineapple wedge.
You can double, triple or quadruple the recipe as needed but part of the fun is having someone play bartender…at least until we can afford that Tom Cruise in Cocktail bartender.
Find more fun cocktail ideas for your next girls night out, or in, hit up the Mustang Prairie Girls Cocktails page on Pinterest.
The ladies of Mustang Prairie love to celebrate all holidays and occasions–big and small–and a holiday totally dedicated to eating and drinking? Well they couldn’t resist coming up with a new twist on an old favorite!
Shellie: This recipe is strictly for the adult crowd! Think of it as kind of a mulled wine cranberry sauce because you’ll need much more than sugar and water for this delicious dish. Alex is on wine duty because she’s a far more competent drinker than I am but this recipe was a collaboration between me and my bestie…even if she can’t eat this yet!
Alex: You all know I think pretty much any dish can be improved upon with booze, and turkey day makes that doubly true. Who can deal with a packed house full of over-sexed senior citizens, matchmaking old ladies, a growing list of friends and Shirl, who is in a class of her own, without the aid of alcohol?
This year I have no choice but to endure it sober, which means I’m dedicated to making sure everyone else is as relaxed as possible. So, let’s get to cooking! Continue reading Shellie & Alex’s Wine-y Cranberry Sauce
Typically I find tequila the perfect drink for one of my many shot glasses but when Shellie and the girls are over I need something a bit sweeter for their ladylike palates. But you know me, I can’t just leave a Tequila Sunrise at the basic old recipe!
So I’ve added a few twists that I think you’ll enjoy. If not, skip everything but the tequila and the jalapeno and shoot it back like its Spring Break 1999! Continue reading Alex’s UP All Night Tequila SUNRISE
When it’s too hot to go out I always I have tons of fresh fruit on hand. Yeah, yeah I know I’m a health nut so fresh fruit is healthy and full of blah, blah, blah. But when the temperature gets in the upper 80’s and higher but you still want to drink–because it’s the best way to avoid heat related rage!–without sweat dripping down your face. At least I do.
So when the weather gets like this I like to whip up a batch of my famous Drunk Smoothies. You’ve never heard of them? Well they’re famous here in Mustang Prairie. You get all that good stuff that’s in fruit (including water) and an ice cold way to get your drink on! Continue reading Alex’s Drunk Smoothie
It’s no secret that the ladies of Mustang Prairie love a good drink. Whether it is a bottle cold Riesling, a dirty martini or something more…girly, they will drink it up over gossip and plans for world domination!
Since the temperature is rising a “proper” lady will need a refreshing cocktail that keeps her cool while giving her a slight buzz. In that vein Alex has come up with the perfect lunchtime cocktail for her next get together…the Melon Ball Punch.
But this ain’t your grandma’s punch! This is a punch for the girls who don’t mind alcohol in the middle of a lazy summer day. Continue reading Ladies Who (Drink) Lunch Melon Ball Punch
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