Houston, Texas girl stationed with my Coastie in New England ... Mommy to a rowdy little boy and a lovely little girl ... sports fanatic (esp. my Fightin' Texas Aggies) ... foodie ... drinker of wine (and beer and tequila) ... passionate about cookie decorating and photography ....
Lord grant me wisdom of heart to see, The difference in duty and love for me. Give me the understanding to know, When duty calls, that he must go. Give me a task to do each day, To fill the months when he's away. And Lord, when duty is in the field, Please protect and be his shield.
Memorial Day weekend is the [un]official launch of the summer season. What better way to usher in all those glorious months of sunshine and fun than with a morning cocktail worthy of a tropical paradise? As you sip, close your eyes and listen for the steel drums, waves, and seagulls.
It just looks like a sunrise at the beach, doesn't it?
Island Mimosa Ingredients
2 parts champagne or sparkling wine
1 part pineapple juice
1 part Malibu Coconut Rum
dash of Grenadine
frozen pineapple chunks, to garnish and keep drink chilled (optional) Process Fill
a champagne flute 1/2 way with champagne or sparkling wine. Add
pineapple juice and rum. Top with a dash of grenadine. Drop in 2-3
pineapple chunks to keep drink chilled.
a martini glass in the freezer. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add
the pineapple juice, vodka, orange liqueur and lime juice. Shake
vigorously until combined (about 30 seconds). In general, by the time
the exterior of the cocktail shaker is coated with condensation from the
ice, the drink is ready.
Using a lime wedge,
completely coat the top edge of the rim of the glass, and then dip into
sugar (on a plate). Strain/pour the drink into chilled glass and garnish
with a cherry.
This week was Teacher Appreciation Week. If I had my way, I'd give every educator a huge cash bonus, a large cocktail, and a big hug. But since that wasn't possible this year, I provided some thanks in the form of sugar and butter.
So, a very special "YOU ROCK" to ALL you beautiful teachers who do so very much. And remember ... summer is near!
(OK, well, they're not really posies, but it fit with the alliteration). These cookies actually ended up reminding me of one of my favorite flowers -- the purple passion flower. -- 100 purple flowers for a bridal shower.