Mighty Life List
Aug 2 2012

Mighty Thirst: The Cherry Bing

The Cherry Bing | Mighty Girl

I wanted to call this the Chandler, so you should call it that if it makes you laugh. This is a light, juicy something Anna Beth and I mixed up just before we went floating on the river last week.

• 1 shot Bombay Sapphire
• Five cherries, some muddled
• Ice
• Odwalla lemonade

Cut out the cherry pits and muddle three of the cherries in the bottom of your glass, then place the rest of the bits in the drink whole. Add ice, gin, and Odwalla lemonade — if you feel like making lemonade fresh, even better. Lemonade to taste.

Cheers! The Cherry Bing | Mighty Girl

I’m in New York this week, so here’s to Al Green on the radio at the Ace, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge at night, and seeing the sun from the other side.

What are you toasting this week?

Jul 26 2012

Mighty Thirst: Sassy Lassi

Sassy Lassi | Mighty Girl

Were you ever watching So You Think You Can Dance, when you thought to yourself, “I need a signature cocktail to get me through this Bollywood routine.” Friend, I’ve got your back.

Sassy Lassi serves 3
• 6 oz mangos
• ½ cup coconut water
• 4 ice cubes
• 6 oz plain yogurt
• 3 shots Kraken rum
• Pistachios to garnish (These are good and crunchy. Do not skip them.)

Put everything in a blender except the pistachios and mix it up. Garnish and enjoy.

AB Chao is still in town, so here’s to Louisiana Iced Coffee in the sun, dancing around in your swimsuit, and sneaking smokes. What are you toasting this week?

Jul 19 2012

Mighty Thirst: The Vacation

The Vacation | Mighty Girl

This cocktail is so easy, but the type of rum matters. You want Kraken because it has a strong vanilla profile that softens the drink, and also because the cephalopod label makes your bar look so 2005-Brooklyn-Tattoo.

All you need is:

• A shot of Kraken Rum
• Coconut water to taste

Pour over ice, swizzle, and add an optional cherry garnish. Simple? Perfect. You’re on vacation, you shouldn’t have to work too hard for your drink.

Here’s to staying up all night talking on the porch, tubing on the river, sand in the car. What are you toasting this week?

Jul 12 2012

Mighty Thirst: Avocado Bourbon Shake

Mighty Thirst, Avocado Bourbon Shake | Mighty Girl

I know. I know it sounds weird, maybe even terrible. It is not. It is the most delicious thing you have ever tasted, plus bourbon. Put this in your blender, and then put it in your mouth. Trust.

Avocado Bourbon Shake serves 4
• 2 small, ripe Haas avocado (½ cup or so)
• 3 cups vanilla ice cream
• 1 cup coconut water
• 4 shots Bulleit bourbon

Here’s to the wind off the lake that tangles your hair, warm deck planks and bare feet, one milkshake and two straws.

What are you toasting this week?