Cocktail of the Week: Bloody Mary

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Summer means Gazpacho soup for dinner and Gazpacho means V8 juice. And when you have a container of V8 in the fridge it’s the most natural thing in the world to start thinking about Bloody Marys. The definitive morning cocktail.

The ingredients

The ingredients

Bloody Mary

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 6 oz. tomato juice or V8
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 dash Sriracha  Sauce

Stir all together in an iced highball glass. Sprinkle celery salt on top. Garnish with celery.

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You’ll notice this recipe has one small alteration from the traditional recipe: Sriracha. We don’t keep, or use, Tabasco sauce in this house. I don’t know if there is anything I can say about the Bloody Mary that hasn’t been said before by a better writer. Spicy, fruity, and with lots of umami it’s like a meal in itself. Also, makes for a pretty good pick me up first thing in the morning on a weekend…

Let’s Play the Secret of Monkey Island, Part 4

All Pirates Seem to do is TALK, TALK, TALK

After the spooky interlude, we’re back in the SCUMM bar. Guybrush leaves the Important Pirates to their drinking and goes back to the main hall to mingle with his soon to be pirate kin!


Pirates aren’t known for their etiquette and sensitivity… Continue reading

A Festivus Miracle!

I know it’s not normal to write about Festivus in June. But, I didn’t get my 2013 Festivus gift’s until just this week! It’s been quite the wait, but in the end I think it was all worth it!

So what was so miraculous about Festivus last/this year? I got two of them!? I know, crazy right? I thought the person who was assigned to get me a gift had bailed or forgot or was overwhelmed with their own life and so I was not going to be receiving a gift. But my good friend, Nich, decided that people not getting Festivus gifts would not stand! And he went out of his way to make sure that I, and many other people, all got Festivus gifts.

But it gets better! Shortly after Nich had sent me a gift my original gift giver contacted me to let me know that my festivus gift was finally on its way! That’s right, two festivuses, festivii? Truly a miracle! Thanks to Nich and Stiv for the wonderful presents!

You can see all the loot below. Continue reading