Saturday, November 19, 2011

The "Sasha Loves Brandy Alexander" cocktail

Yes, ideal for the current season of fireplaces and fandom!

2 oz. rakija
1 oz. dark creme de cacao
1 cup ice
1/2 cup of half & half
marshmallow creme (aka fluff)

Combine the above (except fluff) in a standard cocktail shaker. Mix and then pour into a martini glass. Make sure the rim of the glass is generously kissed with fluff.

For fluffing the rim of the glass, take a spatula and spread a 1/4 inch deep circle of fluff out on a foil-covered board that is wider than the diameter of your glass. Dip the rim and slowly twist up for the fluff to stick.

Rakija is Serbian for plum brandy or Ċ ljivovica -- only Stara Sokolova is served in my house but if you don't have to incur the wrath of Uncle Dusan, you can find fairly decent, inexpensive ones at BevMo.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Popping the cork

Hello, everyone... all three of you! This is not going to be a magnum opus blog updated daily but a simple repository for my 'Thoughts, Fics, & Fancies.' So, here we go with a thought: I think I'm going to write something.

The fanfic involves my current TV show crush, Rizzoli & Isles. Not since the days of Xena and Gabrielle, Willow and Tara, and various ambiguous Space Opera babes in hot uniforms with big guns have I been so swept away. This story, like a fetus or a tumor, has been growing inside of me for a bit and now it needs to come out. Literally.

Finally, anyone fancy a cocktail? I know I do. Time to sip on some Sasha! A "Sasha Loves Brandy Alexander" to be exact. I concocted this little libation a month ago using rakija, creme de cacao, and fluff. Full recipe to follow.

And there you have it, for now.