Fiesta Friday Fun: A Slow Screw in Sunny Mexico

Gasp, yes you read that right, a Slow Screw in Sunny Mexico. It’s the name of a drink my husband created for me *wink*.

Now to get in the proper mood to party, you might want to listen to this song by Linda Ronstadt… I think her Mexican music is some of her best! What a voice.


You can find the meaning of that toast here.

When my husband was courting me, and he TRULY took courting seriously, he made up a drink just for me.  I thought I’d share the recipe with you for Fiesta Friday… it will make your Friday night REALLY nice. Trust me πŸ˜‰ .

To get the full effect of the drink and to step up my game with the wonderful food photographers on Fiesta Friday at The Novice Gardener, I put together a photo shoot.

As the backdrop I used a beautiful painted wall hanging my husband bought when he was in Mexico City in 1987.

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I gathered the alcohol, and arranged it with colorful fruit, and flowers from our backyard. I added a few bricks, and a heavy candlestick for that rustic look and to create height in the photo.

Now that the stage is set, let me introduce you to the slyly powerful…

Slow Screw in Sunny Mexico
A deceptively strong drink, with only the slightest taste of alcohol… your limbs will quickly melt and your words slightly slur… just enough to make everyone smile.
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  1. 1 ounce Galliano
  2. 1 ounce Tequila
  3. 1 ounce Tennessee Honey liqueur
  4. 7 ounces OJ (or to taste)
  1. Mix alcohol together
  2. Pour over ice
  3. Garnish it with an orange or lime slice, bright red cherry or whatever else tickles your fancy.
  1. Fresh squeezed orange juice gives a great depth of taste to the drink.
Meghan aka FireBonnet

I made fresh squeezed juice from gorgeous organic Valencia oranges.

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 And then garnished with a simple lime slice and of course a cherry! ;).

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Tim and I made a toast to Fiesta Friday a little early and let the delicious subtle flavors take us away to sunny days in Mexico. Be careful when you try this though. It’s deceptively strong, with only the slightest taste of alcohol… your limbs will quickly melt and your words slightly slur… just enough to make everyone smile.

As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day. :D

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46 thoughts on “Fiesta Friday Fun: A Slow Screw in Sunny Mexico

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  4. Meghan Post author

    Selma, you are in luck, I have a glass waiting just for you. Thank you so much for your marvelous comment. Yes, he is a keeper, I’m a lucky girl.

  5. selma @ Selma's Table

    Oh Megan – I am a little late to the party this week so I hope that there are a couple left for me! I love how you have staged the shoot and those glasses are rather fabulous! Your husband sounds like a keeper – what a sweet man he is – no less than you deserve, I am sure! Happy Fiesta Friday – now where did I put my glass….

  6. Meghan Post author

    Aw, thank you Justine! I thought that title would widen a few eyes. I bet other participants of FF aren’t quite sure what to make of me yet. The drink definitely takes courage (honestly, as lovely as my husband is for designing it for me, it is way to sweet… my blood sugar can’t handle it! πŸ˜‰ )

  7. Meghan Post author

    I know! What a name… (he keeps asking me what people are saying about this post and his drink…) Thank you so much!

  8. Lily

    I love what your husband named the drink, he really wanted you and he got you! Lovely drink too, something I will definitely enjoy, thanks for sharing:)

  9. Eclectic

    Heyyyy I always love the amount of effort and enthusiasm you put in to your posts it’s always so visible! The title kdd make my eyes go wide yesterday when I first woke up hehe! What an amazing backdrop truly I love it and thank you for such a great post I’m not sure I’m brave enough to sup that drink though lol xxx huggles

  10. y.p.

    the Linda song was totally fun today – thanks – loved it – the drink looks like it would make me very ill – ha! but I am a wimp -= and well, love the photos and the cute courting story. how fun. have a great weekend Meghan – and that song is still in my head – como festivo!

  11. Angie

    OMG and he hasn’t trademarked that name? Better hurry, all the bars will try to steal it. Sounds refreshing, and the photos are so festive, Meghan. Really get me in the mood for a fiesta! Let’s party! πŸ™‚

  12. Meghan Post author

    You are so welcome! I have to admit, drinking them on Wednesday (when I did the photo shoot) was a little to early in the week for me! Much better on a Friday. πŸ˜‰

  13. Meghan Post author

    I don’t think I’ll ever be a food photographer! I was commenting to Tim that it was kind of a pain and it was only a drink! lol But I did really like the style and festive, rustic, busyness of the whole thing.

  14. Meghan Post author

    Thank you! I thought festive flowers, fruit and booze fit the mood this week for me, and I’d bring the mood along. πŸ˜€

  15. Julianna

    OMG! You have totally set the mood for us with your photos and drink! I’ll have one for sure! Gracias for bringing all this to Fiesta Friday! πŸ™‚

  16. Meghan Post author

    Thanks Judith! Tennessee Honey is one of our favorites if we ever do nightcaps. But it is so sweet I haven’t had it in awhile. It is truly yummy though. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  17. Meghan Post author

    And that is just one of the many things he did during those 6 months. Flowers, cards, cooking for me, massages… what a prince.

  18. Meghan Post author

    Aw, thanks Mr Fitz. And thank you for being a co-host. I already know Justine, she’s the one who brought me to the party so it is nice to meet you. I’m really pleased at how the photos turned out. πŸ˜€

  19. Meghan Post author

    Love your word play Paricia! Yes, it is a drink for only once in awhile. Talk about spiking the blood sugar! πŸ˜‰ But hey, it’s a party.

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  21. Mr Fitz

    What at thing to bring to the party.. and what a wonderful photoshoot! That picture looks lovely.. Good on your hubby ..

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