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Monday, September 25, 2017

Mocktail Monday: Aqua Maqua

Today's mocktail is a pretty blue drink using the blue cotton candy syrup we used in last Thursday's happy hour, which was sent to us by our fabulous friends at the Xingcat channel! Be sure to visit them for three ingredient recipes, self esteem videos and PUPPETS!

Have a fabulous week!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Blue Cotton Candy Cocktail Recipe

Today's happy hour cocktail is a little blue something I call "Stumbling Home from the State Fair." It's a three-way collaboration with the fabulous Xingcat and Laurice's Kitchen YouTube channels and we had so much fun playing with them! Be sure to catch their videos after ours and grab yourself a bottle of blue cotton candy syrup, if you dare... (cue ominous music)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MORE FUN at Cocktail Time

We recently received a gift of amazing cocktail guides from our fabulous friend Mod Betty, of Retro Roadmap fame (fans of all things vintage and retro, her site is a must visit!). Included in this amazing haul was a little pamphlet from 1935 entitled MORE FUN at Cocktail Time and published by the Seagrams Distillers Corporation. The "more fun" involves "rollicking games and tricks" to make drinking, well, more fun! Here are some cocktails and recipes that will get the hilarity started, along with a Party Log to keep track of the shenanigans. I just love these 1930s graphics. Doesn't the gal on the cover look like Bette Davis?

The weighing of guests is optional and not necessarily recommended!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Case of the Missing Merlot - A Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en Mystery

Cousin Glendora is back in today's episode, "The Case of the Missing Merlot!" Perhaps if she bought it by the case she wouldn't lose it. Join us for gin cocktails, bourbon cheese balls, a cast of shady characters and hard-hitting intrigue. Will Glendora and her wine be reunited? Tune in and find out!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mocktail Monday: Long Island Lolita Iced Tea

It's a Long Island Iced Tea with no actual alcohol! It's hard to believe, but it IS possible! Does anyone even remember the Long Island Lolita? She's moved on in life, but I couldn't resist borrowing her moniker for today's mocktail!

Long Island Lolita Iced Tea

1 cup French vanilla tea, brewed and cooled
Tamarind soda
Add ice to a highball glass, then add tea until about 3/4 full. Top with soda and stir gently.

Have a fabulous week!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Immature Brandy: What An Opener

On this evening's live broadcast we sampled and mixed cocktails with "immature brandy," something we'd never heard of before. I'm pleased to say we enjoyed it, along with all the drinks we tried. Join us as we fall down the rabbit hole of immature brandy!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Yes You CAN! Beer Can Home Decor

You may have noticed that canned beer is making a comeback. Many of the craftiest breweries are now selling their product in cans. There are myriad reasons some consider cans superior to bottles, but I'll bet those folks hadn't factored in the home decorating possibilities associated with canned beer. Those cans can be the basis for home decor items that are sure to be real conversation pieces. Here are a few retro ideas from 1976's Better Homes and Gardens Treasures from Throwaways. You may not ever be able to view a glass-topped table in the same way again!

I love the fact that this project calls for 147 cans collected "over a period of time." Some folks could accomplish that in a week! I also enjoy the fact that they specifically call for cans without dents. If you think this table is unique, just imagine it with a few dented cans!

"Tin cans have never looked so good!" You'll have to cut the tops out of these, but you have plenty of time before the 4th of July rolls around. Stars and stripes forever! 

Okay, you have a little less lead time for this striking Christmas tree, so you'd better get busy drinking that beer if you want to have this one ready for Christmas 2017. You know what they say about the struggle...

So sip (or swill - we don't judge!) that canned beer and set those cans aside for future use. It's positively green! Fred Sanford would approve.