TGIF Drink Recipes

cocktail_FD_attic vintage webWhen my now 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 as it will make your Friday night REALLY nice.


1 ounce Galliano

1 ounce Tequila

1 ounce Tennessee Honey liqueur

7 ounces OJ (or to taste)

Pretty it up with an orange slice, bright red cherry and whatever else tickles your fancy.

Now it’s your turn.  What fancy drink have you made up?  Or has someone made up for you.  And it does NOT need to be alcoholic.  Whatever floats your boat is welcome here.

P.S.  Don’t forget to read my accompanying blog post:  TGIF!




2 thoughts on “TGIF Drink Recipes

  1. FireBonnet Post author

    My friend Kathy Lund contributed this recipe:

    I found this Mai Tai recipe that’s as close as it gets to the famous Bill Lee Mai Tai. A long time ago, in a previous life, my friends and I would go to lunch @ Bill Lee’s (and this usually occurred on FRIDAY!), have a luscious meal and a couple of Mai Tai’s. Then we’d go back to work and *try* to work. Or at least we pretended….

    This is my hubby’s favorite fancy mixed drink (not exactly single malt Scotch and soda), and this is often what we fix when we’re having a party or for any other special occasion. [For parties, simply swap out ‘oz’ for ‘cups’ and make a big pitcher. TAKE EVERYONE’S KEYS FIRST, THOUGH! You must not drive after two of these!!]

    3 oz. light rum (not spiced)
    1.5 oz. dark rum (not spiced)
    1 oz. Grand Marnier or Orange Curacao
    2 oz. fresh pineapple juice
    1 oz. fresh OJ (sometimes I use passion juice)
    .5 oz. fresh lime juice (sometimes I skip this)
    Dash grenadine (or juice from the cherries)
    Cracked ice
    Maraschino cherries
    Paper umbrellas for garnish

    Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the remaining ingredients, except the cherries, and shake until cold and frothy. Strain into a tall glass with cracked ice. Garnish with cherries (or a pineapple spear) and a paper umbrella (unless it’s for Bill – he hates those!).

    Perfect for carefree summer evenings!

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