Hey, it’s Rey. A wee while ago our boss posted about how she wasn’t really into posting that day/week. We so-o get it. With a lot of lanai-lounging and no major case-solving, we’ve gotten a little lazy. Cousin Jilly, Lindy-Loo, and I are not too motivated to write these days—well, those two more than me, that’s why I’m posting today.
Finding something interesting though . . . that’s another issue. What would followers/visitors want to read about that hasn’t been posted about? I don’t want to create a big yawwwnnnnnnnnnn.
Hmm. How about something fun and totally frivolous—our favorite lanai-lounging cocktails (when we’re inspired to do more than flip a cap, he-he).
My cousin JJ likes the local favorite that tourists suck back by the gallon—the ever-popular Mai Tai. Here’s her [double-vision] version.
1 1/2 oz dark rum
1/2 oz white
1/2 oz orange liqueur (Grand Marnier is another personal preference)
1/2 – 1 oz coconut liqueur or coconut water
1 tsp grenadine
blend of orange juice and pineapple juice (you decide how much)
plumeria as garnish/decoration (if none available, use a spear of pineapple or slice or orange, or something imaginatively “cute”)
** fill a glass with crushed ice ** pour all the ingredients, except the dark rum, into a shaker or blender; shake/blend and pour over the ice ** float the dark rum on top ** garnish and serve
My best friend Linda has recently started enjoying the occasional Papaya Martini. She makes a pretty good one, too. Simple recipe, sophisticated taste (so she claims).
1 oz fresh papaya juice
1 oz Cointreau (or Grand Marnier, if you’re so inclined)
2 oz vodka
a shot (or two) of sparkling wine
squeeze of lime
garnish of choice (Linda likes adding something floral, like a pansy)
** add crushed ice (or cubes if you’re not up to crushing) to a shaker ** shake well for several seconds and strain into a traditional martini glass (sight counts as much as taste) ** garnish and serve
And, lastly, you have my current favorite lanai-lounging libation . . . the Mockarita. I still like my rye and ginger, but when it comes to cocktails, these days, I’m leaning toward the “pretend” ones.
4 ounces limeade
4 ounces lemonade
1 ounce orange juice
1 tsp powdered sugar
sparkling water, lime or orange flavor
garnish with lime slice/wedge
salt for the rim
** use a chilled glass (so much nicer) ** put salt on a saucer/plate ** run a lime slice/wedge around the rim of the glass and dip it into the salt ** add ice and all the ingredients, except the sparkling water, into a blender and blend well ** strain the mocktail-cocktail into the glass ** top with the flavored sparkling water (you determine the ratio)
And there you have it: a we-don’t-wanna-either post, with a pleasant “uplifting” twist.