Food on Friday ~ Booze

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.

Some of you may be giving up alcohol for lent, or to lose weight, or to control your cholesterol ~ in which case here are some cool drinks you may well be missing out on.

Or, some of you may be determined to have a good time now that we are really in the deep dark depths of winter ~ in which case here are some cool drinks to help you get the party going.

Whatever, please drink responsibly. Don’t end up feeling as though you need to give up booze for good and all.

First this week, and bearing in mind that we have just had Valentine’s Day, San Diego girl Averie Sunshine offers us this very aloholic kiss on the lips cocktail.  Who could possibly say no?

Kiss On The Lips Cocktail

Continuing the St. Valentine’s Day theme, Tieghan Gerard from Half Baked Harvest offers us this delicious looking rose and ginger paloma.  Nice if you like tequila and roses ~ who doesn’t?

Rose and Ginger Paloma

I’m not certain I’d ever have tried this cocktail from Jessica Merchant at How Sweet Eats, but having seen some of the things The Girl Riding Shotgun drinks I’m pretty certain that spicy blood orange beergaritas will find a few takers, at least in Orange County anyhow. Highly alcoholic.

Spicy Blood Orange Beergaritas

Another blood orange cocktail, this time from Andrea at Cooking With A Wallflower; blood orange vodka soda ~ or you could substitute tequila for the vodka, if you don’t like vodka.  This is just so easy, but please squeeze the fresh orange juice for yourself.

Blood Orange Vodka Soda

One of the things about booze is that it plays havoc with your cholesterol levels and the triglycerides in your blood.  This recipe for Mumbai mules from the Bojon Gourmet could help a little, as it contains cumin, which is good for you.

Image courtesy of Alanna Taylor Tobin | The Bojon Gourmet

Mumbai Mules

On a really cold winter’s day there’s not much better to come home to than a hot toddy.  Cookie + kate have a very easy recipe for a classic hot toddy ~ and you can make this as strong as you like.  Also, try making a hot toddy with dark rum for a completely different and interesting flavour.  My favourite was always Woods 100 Old Navy Rum.

Classic Hot Toddy

I like recipe collections, and I hope that you do too.  From the chi-chi Town and Country Magazine we have a collection of 21 winter cocktails to help you survive the cold.  From their collection I’ve chosen to feature a Porto Santo, which rivals a Long Island Iced Tea for a total booze-fest.  You could always get your guy to take you to the Island of Madeira to try your first Porto Santo cocktail.

Porto Santo


jack collier

I hope that you,

and all the great drinks’ mixers

featured this week

had a lovely St. Valentine’s Day.


13 responses

  1. I don’t know which one to make first. Any suggestions?

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    1. A long kiss on the lips is always good. ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. Mmmh, who could ever say no to that. ♥️♥️♥️

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  2. These look great. Sometimes one can actually join in on the stupidity 😊

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    1. Sometimes joining in is the only sensible choice ❤❤❤

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  3. Yummy! I’m not even catholic but I did give up alcohol for Lent. I will look at these until it’s over and then go try them all! 😂

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    1. Maybe I’ll do another booze post before the end of Lent, just so you will have even more cool drinks to try. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. Drunk from looking at all those colorful booze😜👍

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    1. Cool. I’m glad you like. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    2. Hi Jack,
      The colours of your cocktails are vibrant enough for Valentine’s Day, which you had lovingly enjoyed.

      Hi Ms Garfield Hug,
      I hope that your Valentine’s Day was terrific and memorable to you in 2018. 🙂

      To both of you, may everyday feels like Valentine’s Day, to which I would like to add my poetic and graphic contributions plus many songs about Love Letters at

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      1. Thank you Sound Eagle and may the new year of the Dog bring you abundance in joy, peace, happiness and wealth!☺

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