My intent was to make this taste like a 50-50 bar, and? Nailed it. Here’s how you achieve the effect.
- Juice of one Tangelo (or orange)
- 1/2 shot Amaretto
- 1/2 shot Cointreau
- 1 shot vodka
Put a few ice cubes in your glass, add the booze, and squeeze in the juice of a Tangelo. Stir until the drink is chilled, sip, and try not to drink the rest in a single gulp. Seriously, maybe have a glass of water first.
Here’s to the water warming up, the light through the trees, and the guy at the fruit stand who always makes sure you get a good watermelon.
What are you toasting this week?
I’m making 100 cocktails as part of my Life List. This is number fifteen. Here are the rest:
1. Shots in ‘Cots 2. Avocado Bourbon Shake 3. The Vacation 4. Sassy Lassi 5. Cherry Bing 6. The ABC 7. Toddy Shots 8. Cafe Picante 9. Gin and Juice (Box) 10. The Neighbor 11. Halloween Spiked Cider 12. Bloodthirsty Mulled Wine 13. Killer Bloody Mary 14. Bourbon Pumpkin Shake
I’m heading to L.A. this weekend. And next weekend. And if the weather is soothing I may just stay there on the beach, gawking at thinner people.
Fortunately for me, Rebecca Woolf lives in L.A. She’s the author of Girl’s Gone Child, and I met her via video when we were doing Momversation together. (I still cringe every time I type that show name, but here we are talking about our boobs with Dana Loesch. Sexy times.)
I’ve mentioned Rebecca before, but I haven’t mentioned that she was one of a handful of friends who was always there for me through my divorce. I feel totally myself with her, and she’s person who taught me to love Los Angeles, despite my innate Nor Cal antipathy for the land that steals our water.
In the next couple weeks I can’t wait to stay up late having too much wine, talking about boys, and exploring Los Angeles together. Bex put together a list of her favorite places in LA for our Go Travel, so have a look and maybe add a few to your Life List. See you there.
“Mama? How come you don’t wear my macaroni necklace to your meeting?”
Because, baby. Because I am a monster.
Parents treasure handmade gifts, but there are only so many times you can hide the macaroni necklace in the glove compartment before you forget to put it back on when you get home. And then the inevitable reckoning. Where is the necklace? I… got hungry.
Mom and Grandma would love handmade gifts for Mother’s Day, but maybe not another pinto-bean brooch. As long as you’re helping your kid make something, here are some sentimental homemade and/or custom options that she doesn’t have to wear in front of the board.
Do a slight twist on this birthday surprise, by attaching an individual photo of each kid for every year of his or her life.
Ask your kids to number them and on the back of the photo. Or have them write a happy memory of their mom or grandma. Also works as a cool display option for handmade favor coupons.