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  1. Good morning., What a stormy night. It rained heavy for most of the night. We really do not need anymore rain. Interesting group of days and quote. The meal sounds wonderful. Will check out the recipe. Have not been to today's port, would love to visit Australia. Prayers and toasts to our list and those who are not. Stay safe, social distance, and wear your mask. Porto Flip: A Porto flip is a type of drink. It is typically made with brandy, ruby port, and one egg yolk. The Porto Flip was first recorded by Jerry Thomas in his 1862 book The Bartender’s Guide: How to Mix Drinks; A Bon Vivant’s Companion. Wikipedia Main alcohol: Port wine, Brandy Ingredients: 1 1/3 oz (8 parts) Port, 1/2 oz (3 parts) Brandy, 1/3 oz (2 parts) Egg yolk Preparation: Shake ingredients together in a mixer with ice. Strain into glass, garnish and serve. Served: Straight up; without ice Standard garnish: Grated nutmeg Drinkware: Cocktail glass
  2. Quick post of today's drink of the day. Monkey Gland: The Monkey Gland is a cocktail of gin, orange juice, grenadine and absinthe created in the 1920s by Harry MacElhone, owner of Harry's New York Bar in Paris, France. Wikipedia Main alcohol: Gin Ingredients: 1 3/4 oz Gin, 1 oz Orange juice, 2 drops Absinthe, 2 drops Grenadine Preparation: Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Drinkware: Cocktail glass
  3. Good Sunday morning. Interesting group of days. I used to love Talk like a Pirate day when I was teaching. My little ones were so cute. It's a cooler sunny morning with rain due soon. Going on a walk this morning. Prayers and toasts to all of us. Stay safe, social distance, and wear your mask. Lorraine: 1 3/4 oz Kirschwasser® cherry brandy 1/2 oz benedictine herbal liqueur 3/4 oz lime juice Pour the Kirschwasser, benedictine and lime juice into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.
  4. I have to say the way photo's have been posted on the daily's has changed how I look at things. When we get back to cruising in January I will take them differently, more to show the area.
  5. @grapau27your Pauline is a very Elegant Lady. Love your pictures.
  6. Happy Saturday. Red Panda's are beautiful animals. I don't care for cheeseburgers, just plain ones. and I've been to Oktoberfest's in various places..just a really fun time. This was one of Carlin's funny quotes...some of his were really bad. Love to make Mac and Cheese. One of our families favorites. We've been to Curacao many times, will be there again in January on the Rotterdam, but can't seem to find any photo's. Prayers for all of us and toasts as well. Please continue to stay safe, social distance, and wear your mask. Hurricane: Ingredients 2 ounces light rum 2 ounces dark rum 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed 1 ounce orange juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 ounce passion fruit puree 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 teaspoon grenadine Garnish: orange half-wheel Garnish: preserved cherry Steps Add the light and dark rums, lime and orange juices, passion fruit puree, simple syrup and grenadine into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into a large Hurricane glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange half-wheel and a preserved cherry.
  7. Happy Friday. All great days today. Love Apple dumplings. Like cod, will save the recipe for later. Have been to San Diego MANY times, will have to look for photo's. Prayers and toasts to our lists. Stay safe, social distance, and wear your mask. Mint Julep: Mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. As a bourbon-based cocktail, it is associated with the American South and the cuisine of the Southern United States in general, and the Kentucky Derby in particular. Wikipedia Main alcohol: Bourbon whiskey Ingredients: 1 teaspoon Powdered sugar, 2 oz. Bourbon whiskey, 2 teaspoons Water, 4 Mint leaves Preparation: In a highball glass gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig. Served: On the rocks; poured over ice Standard garnish: Mint sprig Drinkware: Highball glass
  8. prayers sent Bruno. Get well soon, we miss you.
  9. Good morning. Interesting days to celebrate. I give my read books to our local Legion. I am part of a step family. I totally agree with the Cicero quote. Always hope. Not sure about the meal, will wait for Kazu's recipe. Have not been to Australia, can't wait to see the photo's. Prayers and toasts to our lists. Please continue to stay safe, social distance, and wearing your mask. Negroni: The Negroni is a popular Italian cocktail, made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso, and one part Campari, garnished with orange peel. It is considered an apéritif. A traditionally made Negroni is stirred, not shaken, and built over ice in an old-fashioned or rocks glass and garnished with a slice of orange. Wikipedia Ingredients: 1 oz (1 part) Campari, 1 oz (1 part) Gin, 1 oz (1 part) Sweet red Vermouth Preparation: Stir into glass over ice, garnish and serve. Served: On the rocks Standard garnish: Orange peel Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass
  10. Our neighbor from Canada flew down and had his car trucked down for the winter last year. He said he is going to buy a used car to be trucked down this year and leave it here. Just an FYI.
  11. I have a question about the Pinnacle and other $$ restaurants.I know there is a 18% service charge. If you tip your waiter extra does he get to keep it or must it be put in a "pool"?
  12. Happy Hump Day! Happy Yom Kippur. I wear a hat in the sun, but have never made one. I like the Emerson quote. And the meal suggustion is just WOW! comfort food. Have not been to today's port, as always, I look forward to the photos. Prayers and toasts to our list and all of us. Please continue to stay safe, social distance, and wear your mask. Astro pop: An astro pop cocktail is a layered cocktail, mixed drink or shooter so named because it resembles the Astro Pop lollipop candy brand. Various recipes exist that use liquor and liqueurs to produce the drink. A version of the drink exists that is layered with red, white, and blue colors and served in a shot glass. Wikipedia Ingredients: 1 oz. 151 Proof Rum, 1 oz. Créme de Banana, 1 oz. Grenadine, 1 oz. Melon Liqueur, 1 oz. Vodka Preparation: Layer rum, Créme de Banana, grenadine, melon liquer, and vodka in a cocktail glass: slide a bar spoon up the side of cocktail glass, pouring slowly. Light top of drink with match, allow flame to extinguish Served: Typically layered Drinkware: Cocktail glass
  13. Happy Tuesday morning. Bright sunrise here today, but clouds are moving in quickly. I LOVE both Crab and Cream filled donuts. I try to be creative everyday. I enjoyed George Burns as I was growinglup. lhis quote is spot on for some relatives. LOL I'll pass on the meal. Have not been to today's port, was going on a Med cruise in October but cancelled it because of the uncertaintly of traveling overseas. Prayers and toasts to our lists. Please continue to stay safe, social distance, and wear your mask. Incredible Hulk: An Incredible Hulk, Green Eyed Monster, Shrock, or Hip and Hen is a green-colored cocktail made by equal parts of the fruit liqueur Hpnotiq and Hennessy brand cognac poured over ice. It is named for the green comic book superhero, the Hulk. Wikipedia Ingredients: One part Cognac, One part Hpnotiq Preparation: Stir together and serve over ice. Served: On the rocks; poured over ice. Drinkware: Cocktail glass Hpnotiq is an alcoholic beverage. It is native to New York, but bottled in France by Heaven Hill Distilleries, made from fruit juices, vodka and cognac. It is 34 proof and is available in over 70 countries.
  14. I have a friend move in when we cruise. I've always told her our home was cleaner when she left than when we did. LOL
  15. Good Monday morning. I'm not superstitious, I love Fortune cookies, and Peanuts are good everyday. Funny quote today. Thank you Rich for your work. We all love our Daily. Look forward to today's recipe. Have not been to today's port. Prayers and toasts for our lists. Everyone stay safe, continue to social distance, and please wear your mask. We all want to meet again on a BHB. Jack & Coke: 2 ounces Jack Daniels to 4 ounces cola = 1 part Jack to 2 parts cola
  16. Good morning. Love chocolate milkshakes, only knew one of my grandparents. We've loved and lost many pets so will celebrate their memories today. Have not been to today's port, but have cruised the canal many times. Prayers and toasts to our lists. Stay safe, social distance, and wear your mask. Cojito: The Cojito is a sweet cocktail made with lime and mint, and typically rum and coconut. It is a variant of the mojito, but typically adds coconut flavor. This can be done by adding coconut milk or coconut-flavored liqueurs, or by using coconut-flavored rum such as Blue Chair Bay, Cruzan coconut, or Malibu. Ingredients 1 bunch fresh mint, keep a few sprigs to the side for garnish 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons water 4 limes, juiced 3 cups coconut rum, like Blue Chair Bay 1 liter seltzer water Ice Lime wedges for garnish Powered by Chicory Instructions In a large pitcher, combine the mint, sugar, and water, and muddle. Add the lime juice and rum, and stir to combine. Fill the pitcher with ice and add the seltzer. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge.
  17. Good morning. Make the bed everyday, but I too would like a room steward to be doing it. My late MIL used to say no news is good news all the time. 911 should be remembered daily. Like the first part of the Hendrix quote but not the last. Have not been to Greece, looking forward to the photo's. Prayers for our world, our care list, and those who do not know they need them. Raising a glass to the celebration list. @dfishhave a fabulous cruise. French Connection: A French Connection is a cocktail made with equal parts Cognac and Amaretto liqueur. The cocktail is named for the Gene Hackman film of the same name. Wikipedia Main alcohol: Amaretto, Cognac Ingredients: 1 1/6 oz (1 part) Cognac, 1 1/6 oz (1 part) Disaronno liqueur Preparation: Pour all ingredients directly into old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently. Served: On the rocks; poured over ice Drinkware: Old Fashioned glass
  18. Good Friday morning. I gave my sewing machine away when we moved south. I swap ideas daily with my fellow card makers. And we haven't had a TV dinner in decades. Do eat some frozen but not a whole dinner. Interesting Benchley quote. Love the menu suggestion, will wait for Kazu's recipe to print. Have not been to today's port, will wait for the photo's. Major prayers for our care list and loud shout-outs to the celebration list. Prayers for all our travelers heading to the ports for their fabulous cruises on our BHB. Stay safe, social distance, and wear your mask. Gimlet: The gimlet is a cocktail made of gin and lime juice. A 1928 description of the drink was: gin, and a spot of lime. The description in the 1953 Raymond Chandler novel The Long Goodbye stated that "a real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice cordial and nothing else." Wikipedia Main alcohol: Gin Ingredients: Four parts Gin, One part sweetened Lime Juice Preparation: Mix and serve. Garnish with a slice of lime. Served: Straight or on the rocks Standard garnish: Lime Drinkware: Cocktail glass
  19. Good morning, I, too, have my childhood teddy bear. REALLY old. I never got the hang of Sudoku. There have been some wonderful weirdos in my life so I will celebrate them today. I don't understand the O'Connor quote. The meal looks so good, will save this recipe for another time. Have not been to Whittier, can't wait for the photo's from those who have. Toasts and prayers for our lists. Stay safe, social distance, and please continue to wear yourl mask. Tommy's Margarita: Ingredients 2 ounces blanco tequila 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed 1/2 ounce agave nectar Garnish: salt rim Steps Rim a rocks glass with salt and set it aside. Add the tequila, lime juice and agave nectar to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain over fresh ice into the prepared glass.
  20. Had to return to the computer store. Will post drink now and go back and read. Tuxedo: The Tuxedo, which drew its name, according to bar lore, from the same place as the evening suit—Tuxedo Park, enclave of the elite in upstate New York—is a confusing character. There are actually two Tuxedo cocktails running around, and have been since the early twentieth century. One, generally believed to be the original, contains gin, sherry, and orange bitters, and is bone dry. The other, typically referred to as Tuxedo No. 2, mixes gin, maraschino liqueur, vermouth, and absinthe, and is lightly luscious. Both are good, but No. 2 is perhaps more common. This version comes from Flora Bar, in New York, which does a great job with the drink. Ingredients Absinthe rinse 2 1⁄4 ounces Plymouth gin 1⁄2 ounce Dolin dry vermouth 1⁄4 ounce maraschino liqueur 4 dashes orange bitters Orange twist and cherry Step 1 Rinse a chilled cocktail glass with absinthe and discard the excess liquid. Combine the remaining liquid ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into the waiting cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange twist and cherry.
  21. I wasn’t sure about the meal but your recipe makes me happy. Printing for later.
  22. Good morning. It's a daily fight Procrastination Day here everyday. Getting more lazy in my old age. I read daily, love the feel of a real book in my hands. Happy Labor Day everyone. @StLouisCruisersHappy Anniversary. The meal sounds interesting. Prayers and toasts to our lists. Stay safe, social distance, and wear your mask. Yorsh: Yorsh is a Russian mixed drink consisting of beer thoroughly mixed with an ample quantity of vodka. It is traditionally drunk in a social setting, typically with a toast followed by downing a full glass of it at one go. Vodka is a neutral spirit which does not greatly alter the flavor of the beer, but does greatly increase its alcohol content.Wikipedia Ingredients 2 oz Vodka Beer Glass: Beer Mug Directions Fill a chilled beer mug with any beer. Pour vodka over top and serve without stirring.
  23. I don't know if you have a foster home in your area, but ANY suitcases are appreciated. Foster children usually carry their belongings in a garbage bag so the suitcase would be welcomed.
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