Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thirsty Thursdays: Tito's Vodka and Welch's

I find it amusing that the decision to post today's Thirsty Thursday post coincides with a lawsuit against the vodka I had already planned to write about. According to the lawsuit mentioned in a story on Paste Magazine just yesterday, "A California real estate broker has filed a civil lawsuit against Texas-based Tito’s Handmade Vodka, claiming the distillery can’t claim the vodka is 'handmade' because of the sheer volume of bottles sold each year."

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Well, I don't care if the vodka is handmade or not- the bottom line is it is yummy and smooth and because of my recent opportunity to try it, Tito's Vodka is making an appearance for this week's Thirsty Thursday!

I tried Tito's Vodka on Friday, September 5, 2014. A co-worker brought it and a bottle of Welch's Passion Fruit juice in for our weekly happy hour. I had never tried the vodka or the juice but thought- what the hell! You never know until you try whether you will like something or not right?

First, I poured a shot of the Tito's. The vodka was smooth and the lighter fluid after taste many vodkas present was nowhere to be found. Second, I splashed a little bit of the passion fruit juice into a cup to try it by itself. I've had drinks with passion fruit mixed in them in the past, but this was the first time I tried it alone. The juice was tart but not too tart and no overtly sweet either. Lastly, I grabbed a Red Solo Cup and decided it was time to put the two together. Unintentionally I mixed equal parts of the Tito's and the Welch's Passion Fruit juice with ice in the cup.

Verdict? The half and half drink was really good! It was kind of funny that every time I took a sip I commented on how good the drink was to the point that my coworker said, "You don't have to keep saying it's good." I couldn't help myself though. It really tasted yummy and I honestly couldn't prevent myself from uttering that every time I took a sip! LOL! I would definitely make this drink again and would highly recommend it if you are looking for an easy drink to mix for a party but don't want that annoying alcohol after taste.

So, lawsuit or no- Tito's gets thumbs up from me- regardless of it's handmade claims it tastes damn good!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thirsty Thursdays 9-18-14 Rum Dranx!

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What's a Pirate's favorite letter? RRRRRRRRRR!   
What's a Pirate's favorite drink? RUM

Ahoy Mateys! In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day which is tomorrow 9/19/14 today's Thirsty Thursday post celebrates RUM! Here are a few of my favorite rum dranx:

Rum Runner 

- 4 oz spiced rum
- 1 oz blackberry liqueur
- 1 oz  crème de banana liqueur
- 8 oz orange juice

Add rum, blackberry liqueur, crème de banana liqueur, orange juice and grenadine to a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Drink up and enjoy!

Mai Tai

- 1.5 spiced rum
- 1.5 coconut-flavored rum
- 1 teaspoon grenadine syrup
- 3 fluid ounces pineapple juice
- 2 fluid ounces orange juice
- 1 cup ice cubes

In a martini shaker full of ice, combine the spiced rum, coconut rum, grenadine, pineapple juice and orange juice. Shake vigorously and strain into glass full of ice.

Yellow Rose

- 2 oz triple sec
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz Captain Morgan White Rum

In a martini shaker full of ice, combine the white rum, pineapple juice and triple sec. Shake vigorously and strain into glass full of ice.

The Yellow Rose was a recent discovery at the new Green Gators bar on Anderson Road. I had never had Captain Morgan White Rum before my visit to Green Gators but this drink is yummy!

What's your favorite rum drink? Tell me in the comments below!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My Obsession with The Suitcase Entrepreneur


If you follow me on facebook you have likely heard me mention The Suitcase Entrepreneur at least once or thrice ;) I LOVE this book so much I'm reading it for the third time. The idea of the book is to build a mobile business that can be run from anywhere in the world. This as many of my friends and family know has been a desire of mine for YEARS.

Over the past few months I've been getting closer and closer to being able to run my business from anywhere but like any dream I have had a few setbacks along the way. In the last month my desire to make this dream a reality has gotten stronger than ever and I've been coming up with plans and ideas to cut the cords and finally hit the road with nothing but my husband, my laptop, my camera and my suitcase.

I'm anxious to see where my next steps will take me. I'll post updates on my goal as time goes on :)

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Monday, September 8, 2014

My Low Carb Egg Casserole (I Won't Shut Up About)

Yesterday I made the most EGGcellent low carb egg casserole and it is sooooooooooo yummy. It made four servings so it will be my breakfast through Thursday and anything that makes me not have to cook or think about breakfast in the morning makes me a happy Ashley indeed!

I went searching for the perfect casserole and became frustrated that most of the recipes required 12 eggs so, here's how I made mine:

- 3 eggs- Cracked obviously. You don't want shells in your food.
- 1 cup of shredded cheese (I used Publix's 4 Cheese Mexican blend because it has more flavor and is better than your stupid cheddar cheese)
- 1/4 cup diced ham (you could go with chunks but I am not a fan of eating anything with the word chunks in it)
- 1/4 cup of green and red peppers diced (I'm lazy so I used the diced blend that is already cut up in the produce section)
- 1/8 cup onion (I'm not as big of a fan of onion- it over powers everything)
- 1/4 cup of milk (to make it fluffy!!! FLUFFFFFFAY!!!!!!!!<- Gabriel Iglesias reference fool!)
- salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees- because no one wants to eat uncooked eggs except for those freaks who drink them in their muscle shakes. BLEH! GWOSS!
2. Mix up your ingredients in a bowl. Scramble it with a fork til its real nice and blendy
3. Grease a pan real good like with some of that slick spray oil stuff. I used a small pan for mine - it was one of those small oval pans from the Wilton baking section of Jo-Anns but you could probably use a loaf pan or something like that ;)
4. Pour that golden, vegetabley and ham goo into your pan
5. Put that precooked goo that is now in a pan into your oven and bake the demons out of it for 30 to 40 minutes. Mine took 40. must of put up a good fight
6. Cool it a tad, slice it and EAT it.
7. pat self on back for casserole done good!

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