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January 18, 2013

Arctic Kiss

Filed under: Amusement,Friends — bitchontheblog @ 16:11
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Since we hit the bottle in more ways than one in my last post we might as well continue in the same puddle (not least to torture teetotallers and those currently fasting for their sins):


Apart from a Martini and anything involving champagne (say, a Bellini)  I believe cocktails to be the devil’s invention. Too many overtones of fruit (which makes you careless), too much high spirited alcohol (which makes you refuse breakfast the next day). Once only (Puerto Banus, Marbella, South of Spain, Europe, Planet Earth, ca. 1985), four of them innocently imbibed, and never again.

However, my beloved GG (Gay Guy) – and he does know what he does when he shakes and stirs – did create THE URSULA  for me (New Year’s Eve 2005). Here follows his concoction, and please do offer your own blends as you see fit:

1 part Frangelico, 1 part Tia Maria, 5 parts Champagne

Stir gently in lovely container. Pour for a soul satisfying evening of blissful intellectual stimulation. The perfect blend of sweetness and sophistication.

For himself he devised THE GG:

1 part Pernod , 2 parts Absinthe, 1 part Vodka

Serve over completely cracked ice. Prepare for immediate nausea.

The romance of it. Don’t you love a grand gesture, even if it’s only a small one?



Since his mother is Irish I’ll dedicate this post to her.  Sign outside a tavern:

“Drunk for 1d. Dead drunk for 2d. Clean straw for nothing.”




  1. I got drunk in college—once. Didn’t like the loss of control, the yucky feeling the next day. The same with smoking. A friend in high school offered me a drag. I took it– in & out of my mouth. No, she said. You suck it down your throat which I did. A W F U L!!! I NEVER did that again.

    Comment by bikehikebabe66 — January 18, 2013 @ 17:32 | Reply

    • I force myself to take a couple gulps of cheap ($3) red wine if I think of it. I heard it’s good for your heart. BUT no one can pay me any amount to EVER suck down some cigarette smoke again. Well maybe a million $$, $100,000. Or $100.

      Comment by bikehikebabe66 — January 18, 2013 @ 17:37 | Reply

      • And there I was thinking the beauty of GG and his charms may be noted.

        Just came across a line and you can’t beat it: “Shall we slit our wrists or order some martinis?” You will not find this funny in the least, neither does my mother. I do. Main thing is to get our priorities right.


        Comment by bitchontheblog — January 18, 2013 @ 17:49 | Reply

  2. Sounds delightful…. But alas I am now on the wagon

    Comment by John — January 18, 2013 @ 20:50 | Reply

  3. d stood for Denarius. That’s what they used to write to denote Irish pennies. I remember.

    Comment by Maria — January 19, 2013 @ 08:44 | Reply

  4. TTs can take recourse to

    Comment by rummuser — January 19, 2013 @ 15:17 | Reply

  5. How nice. A drink made and named specially for you. Except for Bloody Mary, how many of us can say that? 😉

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — January 21, 2013 @ 16:35 | Reply

  6. Teetotaling is not on the cards for me…nor unfortunately are drinks with champagne. I have found though – that drinking the good stuff dopes lessen the impact the next morning – but perhaps just substituting seltzer for the champagne will create a refreshing drink – I’ll report back with the results

    Comment by shackman — January 22, 2013 @ 20:24 | Reply

  7. Your own drink? I’m impressed. I love anything involving champagne although I’m not familiar with Tia Maria. Will look it up. Cheers!

    Comment by writingfeemail — January 23, 2013 @ 02:40 | Reply

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