Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Marjito

A triumph! Another in my collection of purple cocktails featuring Marie Brizard Parfait Amour, a liqueur that is purple but tastes like orange. This one, of course, is a spin on the Mojito. I used fresh mint from my brother's garden.


The Marjito
1 oz. white Rum
1 oz. Marie Brizard Parfait Amour
1 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice (about one lime)
1 oz. soda water (Seltzer)
1 tsp powdered sugar
3-4 mint leaves (muddled)
Another sprig of mint for garnish
Crushed ice

Take 3 or 4 mint leaves and muddle them (bruise them with a muddle or the end of a spoon or something) with powdered sugar and about half the rum. Pour into tall highball glass. Add the rest of the rum, Parfait Amour, lime juice, and soda water. Fill rest of the glass with crushed ice. (You can use a blender to crush ice cubes.) Stir, stir, stir! Add another sprig of mint for garnish.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hang in There

A good card to send to deployed Airborne soldiers and/or their spouses, family, and friends. Deployment sucks.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Moms Like Jewelry

These are my Mother's Day earrings. They were actually meant to be some sort of gift tag.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

First Saturday in May

I like to wear these saddles in honor of the Kentucky Derby, but should you run across some mint julep earrings, I'd be happy to have a pair of those, too.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May the Fifth Be With You!

A print-and-fold card for Cinco de Mayo.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

And Also With You

These are my first Star Wars earrings, although I've had Star Wars necklaces since the 70s. I suspect someone made these from Pez dispensers.

May the Fourth be with you!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Coming Out Earrings

Happy Pagan Coming Out Day! I picked up these earrings in Manitou Springs, Colorado. I think they look like witch hats and will add them to my subcollection of Halloween earrings.