Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Blessed At Christmas

A virtual thank you.

For gifts received:

From Sara

Red Stripe Cap
Chicago Cubs Cap
Chicago Cubs Santa Hat
A cool new multi-tool
Boxers (wink)
Groovy Fossil wallet
Jimmy Buffett-Live in Anguilla
"Nothing To Fear But Chuck Himself" T-Shirt
Wrigley Field Sign
"The Office" Calendar
A Fun Photo Calendar from Walgreens
A Custom Made Sign from that says "Home Of The Tikitender"
Kick-Ass Once Cup Coffee Maker
A Flintstones ornament that says "You Rock"
A "movie basket" filled with my favorite movie snacks and The Sandlot 3: Heading Home
Some new Columbia cargo pants
a kick ass stocking filled with goodies
A crazy dog umbrella kinda like this. LOL

From Family

A nice photo ornament & gift card from my Grandpa & Grandma Skoff
Cash from Grandpa & Grandma Nation
Applebee's gift card from my parents
Forrest Gump DVD from my parents
Emmit Otter's Jugband Christmas DVD from my parents. One of my favorite movies to watch with my Mom when I was a little Tiki.
A cool Tiki Bar sign from my Uncle Paul & Aunt Sue
Colts Super Bowl Champions Cap from Sara's parents
New apron from Sara's mom. We love aprons in our house!
Target gift card from Sara's grandparents
The Iowa Baseball Confederacy by WP Kinsella from Sara's parents
A stocking filled with goodies from Sara's parents

From Friends, Customers, & Co-Workers

Jacksonville Jaguars Santa Hat from Jeanette
A groovy & funny winter hat & t-shirt from Emily
Handmade Sandals from Kino's in Key West from Lynne
A fistful of lottery scratchers from Josie
A santa mug filled with goodies from Linda P.
Santa Balls and a yummy smelling candle from Robin C.
A custom Snow Man family plaque from John & Sandee Shaw owners of

Thanks also to the many customers who tipped heavy in the days leading up to Christmas.

Tony & Carolyn for a super fun company party at the Fisherman's Net.

Mondo & Julie for entertaining us at the "after party" at Mother's.

The many cards and greeting received from across the globe.

I am sure there are a few things I missed.

Most of all I am thankful all year long for a loving wife & family, terrific friends, and loyal customers.

New Year's Eve Drinks!

Just in time for New Year's Eve, a tiki-licious selection of drinks.

Bad Habit

1 oz Level® vodka

1 oz peach schnapps

Cranberry juice to balance

Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled highball glass. Stir and serve.


1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey

splash of triple sec

1 oz sour mix

dash of grenadine

Pour ingredients into a shaker half filled with ice. Shake it like a polaroid picture. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.

Happy Ending

1 1/2 oz Absolut® Mandrin

1 oz cranberry Juice

club soda to balance

Pour all ingredients into and ice filled highball glass. Stir and serve.

Out With A (L'Orange) Bang

1 1/2 oz Grey Goose® L'Orange

Splash of Cointreau®

Orange Juice to balance

Pour all ingredients into and ice filled highball glass. Stir and serve.

Now playing on Windows Media Player: Dan Fogelberg - Same Old Lang Syne
via FoxyTunes

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Some Christmas Cocktails

Just in time for Christmas Eve!!!!

Butternut Hot Chocolate
1 1/2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps
1/2 oz amaretto
Hot Chocolate to balance

Combine ingredients in mug or glass suitable for hot liquids. Stir. Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!

Peppermint Twist
1/2 ounce each:
Peppermint Schnapps
Dark Crème de Cacao
Coffee Liqueur

Combine all ingredients in a shaker half filled with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass or over ice in an old-fashioned glass.

1 1/2 oz Irish cream
3/4 oz Level® vodka
1/2 oz RumpleMinze® peppermint schnapps

Shake with ice and strain into a rocks or cocktail glass.

1.5 oz rum
Splash of sour mix
Dash of grenadine
Cranberry juice to balance

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled highball glass. Stir gently. Enjoy!

1 oz gin
½ oz peach schnapps
OJ to balance

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled highball glass. Stir briskly and serve.

Candy Cane
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz peppermint schnapps
Mini Candy Cane to Garnish

Pour vodka and schnapps into a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake until the shaker frosts. Strain into a cocktail glass. Hang a mini-candy cane on the inner rim of the glass. It will add color and flavor. Enjoy!

Gingerbread Man Shooter

1/2 oz each:

Smirnoff® vodka
Goldschlager® cinnamon schnapps
butterscotch schnapps
Irish cream

Shake with ice to chill and strain into a large shot or rocks glass. This is one of my favorite holiday drinks!

Now playing on Windows Media Player: The Dubliners - Dublin in the Rare Old Times
via FoxyTunes

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Drink Recipe: Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit

1/2 oz light rum
1/2 oz Midori® melon liqueur
2 oz cranberry juice
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz 7-Up® citrus soda
Lemon wedge

In a tall glass filled with ice, add the above ingredients and give them a gentle stir. Lemon to garnish. Enjoy!