September is coming to an end…. and it’s still 90+ degrees here. C’mon, sun…give a sista a break! Still, I try to counteract the heat with easy drinks like the calimocho or basil beerade, but it’s not enough. Seriously, I’m freaking melting over heah <in my best mob voice>! Read More…
It was my birthday, last week! So just like any other week, I drank a bunch of bourbon. What? Don’t judge. I didn’t judge you when I saw you pick up that cupcake off the floor. Eh, forget it. Where was I again? Oh yeah, my birthday! I started my week with a refreshing Bourbon Arnold Palmer and then moved on to the glorious Basil Kentucky Mule.
I’m not feelin’ this summer.
It’s not the heat (although I’m not a big fan of heat), it’s the humidity. Humidity is not really a thing in L.A., but for some reason it’s here and it brought along it’s best friend, the mosquito. Read More…
It’s been quite the week.
I baked and Dave shot everyday. Plus, we were a bit stressed while waiting to hear about the possibility of more commercial work from a prospective client. I have to say “we handled it well.” I mean…we still drank everyday but we kept it relatively light.
We drank Calimochos.
I had never heard of a Calimocho until I saw them over at Spoon Fork Bacon a while back. They’re enticing because they combine two of my favorite drinks (aside from ice cold beer and Irish Whiskey) and they’re easy to make (because sometimes you don’t have time to make Basil Beerade).
Some say it’s a kid’s drink-well, a college kid’s drink, that is…and that’s ok by me. If it tastes good, I’m down…and I’m most definitely down with an icy Calimocho.
It’s a simple, not quite half and half combination of red wine and soda. Think of it as a poor man’s sangria or homemade wine cooler. Cheap and tasty-that’s probably why college kids drink it. We made ours with what used to be Two-Buck-Chuck and coke. When we ran out of Two-Buck-Chuck we grabbed some Sea Ridge Cabernet from Vons.
Mistake! That swill is nasty. Please get your cheap-ass wine from TJ’s because Sea Ridge is a bust!
Phew! Ok. I’m ok, now. I just had to get that off my chest.
Now that you’ve learned from my mistakes, you know what to do. And don’t forget to pick up some limes…every cocktail is better with a squeeze of lime.
Recipe for Calimocho
Recipe for Calimocho from Wikipedia
- 1 L of Coke
- 1 750 mL bottle of cheap red wine
- Mix coke and red wine together in a pitcher.
- Pour into pint glasses filled with ice.
- Garnish with lime.