Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cocktail celebrations and my thoughts of Mr. Peenee

The one and only, Ed Fury

Dear reader:

It's official, I am completly blind now with my glasses on.

Today was my SECOND cataract surgery and is tradition, when they were giving me the sedation, my final and one thought was of Mr. Peenee.  I have written Mr. Peenee into my will and I was thinking: God, I hope I don't die, but dear Lord, if you take me, please make sure that my husband boxes up all my old porn in the basement and ships it to Peenee.   I have BOXES of gently used porn in the cellar.  All of it top notch, legal, and its weighs a fucking ton.  Most of it from the 1980s.  But Peenee, if you are out there, it has your name on it.

Anyway, the surgery went fine, but now I have a disco ball light show going on inside my eye.  Because the eye is swollen from the trauma, any movement of something causes light to bounce around.  In two days it'll be be gone.  Still, because my eye are now both -2 instead of -4.5, I can see the computer screen without having my nose to it, but my glasses are pretty much worthless.  This will make driving interesting.  So I plan to be ferried as many places as possible.

Anyway, to celebrate my new eyes - and it is something to be able to see like a 20 something me used to do - I'm having cocktails!

I mixed up a batch of Cookietini's:

1) Good ice cold vodka (I use Vodka 360 because its good and its inexpensive - better than that Grey Goose crap, and it has no taste what so ever);
2) a splash of sweet vermouth;
and cocktail onions.

Reader these are delicious.  They are also deadly because they have no strong taste.  So if you imbide, do not drive.

All this begs the question - what is your favorite cocktail?



24 comments:

  1. My partner Ed and I concocted this cocktail around Christmas. You may substitute Clementines for Tangerines,Mandarin or regular orange juice.
    We have become quite big fans of Reyka Vodka from Iceland. It is medium priced and of very fine quality with and incredibly smooth both alone and in cocktails.if you can find it,by all means give it a try.
    Reyka also has the reputation of being thee greenest of any distillery in the world.
    "Clearly Clementine"-for 2

    Fill a cocktail shaker 1/4 full of ice and add :
    Juice of 4 fresh squeezed Clementines
    Juice of 1/2 fresh squeezed Lemon
    3 oz. Reyka Vodka
    4 drops Angostura Bitters (or Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters if you can find them preferably)
    1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (Trader Joes) or simple syrup
    1 oz. Triple Sec (Stirrings Brand reccommended)
    Shake and strain into a martini or rocks glass and add fresh
    Clementine sections to garnish.

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  2. Oh yes,
    Best wishes for your quick recovery and new lease on sight !

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    1. Peeper! How sweet. I'll have to give this a shot. The Cookietinis have worn off!

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  3. Don't get me started on ol' Peenee. Or porn.

    All the best to you and your eyes! xoxo

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    1. Do you think Peenee was in porn? I bet he was!

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    2. I thought that was common knowledge.

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  4. i'd say you're more valuable to peenee dead than alive.
    watch your back.

    which should be easier now, right?

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    1. Is this your way of saying you want the porn collection? I was going to leave you the Oldsmobile!

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  5. I'm a purist for the dry vodka martini (Stoli or Tito's), straight up w/olives. You can't beat a classic.

    In the bleak Midwinter, however, I will gleefully imbibe a Horse's Neck which consists of bourbon and ginger ale (diet, of course), and a strip of lemon peel over ice.

    Best wishes and cheery thoughts for speedy recovery from a fellow Buckeye from Lakewood.

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    1. Your greeting is acknowledge, and lovingly returned. I may have to try this the next time we sit down for a night of MahJong with friends.

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  6. I'm not so good with cocktails. I tend to go for cheap and effective. Usually that means that really cheap vodka that freezes in the freezer and orange juice, so a really low quality screwdriver, or my favorite shot ever, and the first drink I ever had, the kamikaze. One part vodka, one part triple sec, and one part lime juice.

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    1. Kamikazes - How well I remember them. Its been twenty years, but we used to knock those back at the Black Horse in on North Star Road. And then they would ask us to leave.

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  7. I'm with DuPree on the classic dry vodka martini.

    But let's be honest and say that Mistress MJ will drink ANYTHING provided it's not gin.

    My new fave cocktail NAME is The Cookietini.

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    1. Everyone should create a drink and name it after themselves.

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  8. Love, love love Tito's Vodka with Sweatleaf mint & honey tea, and a mint leaf garnish. The best on a hot day. We made a huge vat of the stuff at our wedding party and thank God everybody made it home safe.

    The Tito's is the smoothest and most filtered I've ever had, though I will try the Vodka 360. You know, in the name of science.

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    1. Really? You found Tito's that good. Maybe I got a bad bottle but people compared it to Vitallis. I found it harsh. I'll try it again...

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  9. Make mine a side car. but truthfully I'd drink Ripple if Mr Fury were pouring it.

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    1. The Side Car - I'm surprised that so many people don't know how to make one.

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  10. As Auntie Mame said, "I adore gin!" Bombay Saphire for me with a splash of tonic and a wedge of lime.

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  11. You mustn't listen to a word dear Norma says. She's on the dope, you know.

    Maybe you should ship off the collection NOW just to be sure.

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    1. Perhaps I should. You would be awash in porn!

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  12. I love the 'Auld Alliance'. 1 part scotch, 1/2 part 3sec, juice of 1 lemon, and a big dash of simple syrup. Shake and serve. Loverly.

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