Tag Archives: Alcohol

Fruity, tongue-pleasing cocktail 

  • 2 cl Sour Apple liqueur
  • 1 cl Melon Bols
  • 1 cl Lime juice
  • 4 cl Apple juice

Shake. Serve with ice.
Two lime wedges

Princess Peach
Pink, sweet, and classy

  • 2 cl Southern Comfort
  • 2 cl Peach Bols
  • 5 cl Cranberry juice
  • 2 cl Lime juice

Shake. Serve without ice in chilled martini glass.
Peach wedge and pink umbrella

Fiery red-yellow gradient drink… with some bite!

  • 2 cl Tequila
  • 1 cl Coin-treau
  • 5 cl Orange juice
  • 1 cl Grenadine

Stir first three ingredients, then drop in Grenadine for the gradient effect. Serve with ice in tall glass.
Blood orange wedge

Oddly satisfying

  • 2 cl Baileys
  • 1 cl Peach Bols
  • 1 cl Amaretto
  • 2 cl Bols Cacao Brown
  • 2 cl Cream

Shake. Serve with ice.

Big Boo
Frighteningly delicious

  • 2 cl Malibu
  • 2 cl Pineapple juice
  • 1 cl Lime juice
  • 4 cl Milk
  • 1 spoon Powdered sugar

Shake. Serve with ice.

Because you only live twice

  • 1 cl Melon Bols
  • 1 cl Vodka
  • 1 cl Milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Green frosting

Mix first three ingredients into shot glass. Place whipped cream tuft on top, then add dots of green frosting.

Little Mario and Luigi Shot
Layered red/green shot

  • 1 cl Grenadine
  • 1 cl Kiwi Bols

Grenadine first. Then pour Bols – slowly! – over a bar spoon.

Big Mario and Luigi Shot
Layered shot… with a Vodka power-up!

  • 1 cl Grenadine
  • 1 cl Kiwi Bols
  • 1 cl Vodka

Grenadine first. Then pour Bols – slowly! – over a bar spoon. Vodka goes on top.

Super Mario Shot
Layered red/blue shot

  • 1 cl Grenadine
  • 1 cl Blue Bols
  • 1 cl Tequila silver

Grenadine first. Then pour Bols – slowly! – over a bar spoon. Tequila goes on top.

Boo Shot
Don’t look the other way…

  • 2 cl Malibu
  • 2 cl Milk

Shake ingredients. Pour into shot glass.



…require sunglasses.   
last night I went to a Bellini party in a penthouse, downtown, with about 40 others. it was fantastic, the music was awesome, there was a mix of friends from
Ottawa and Van, I made quite a few new amies….and of course, true to the Bellini, drank my fair share of these fruity potions.

 odd fact: the majority of femmes at the party were named either Sarah or Michelle. we all hit it off immediately because we all shared the names.   
waking today, askew, hiding behind plastic lenses, slim protection from the
solar healing.   
current mood
: reminiscent.


What a strange weekend. Full range of emotions { glee, anger, sadness, glee, anger, regret, remorse, glee, confusion, exhaustion, glee }, experiences { home, house, restaurant, friend’s apartment, home, other friend’s apartment, bar, home, other friend’s house, bar, bar, home }, sobriety…

Prevention Techniques

Almonds American Indians claim that eating 6 raw almonds before imbibing helps prevent intoxication.

Bifidus powder Put a teaspoon of bifidus powder in a glass of water and drink before going to bed. Bifidus is the “friendly” bacteria that detoxifies acetaldehyde, a digestive byproduct of alcohol that is a major cause of hangovers. 

Evening primrose oil helps prevent hangovers. Take two teaspoons.

Eating a meal high in saturated fat causes the effects of alcohol to peak earlier and last longer than diets high in polyunsaturated fat. Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Peanut Butter Eating peanut butter before drinking is an African remedy.

Prickly pear cactus extract (see remedies below).

Sports drinks, high in electrolytes, will help replenish what the kidneys have excreted during drinking. Take before bedtime.

Time imbibing Women who drink right before menstruating when their estrogen level is low are more prone to get drunk and are more nauseated afterward than during the rest of their cycle.

Tomato juice To help stop the urge for alcohol drink a tangy drink, such as tomato with the juice of one lemon added.

Water One of the best preventive measures is to drink 2-3 large glasses of water before you go to bed. Drinking alcohol is very dehydrating and hydrating your system helps counteract the effects of the alcohol.

Folk Remedies

Activated charcoal Take one tablet of activated charcoal per drink while you are drinking. The charcoal absorbs the impurities in the alcohol which are the cause of the hangover. The charcoal also absorbs important nutrients, so if you are a heavy drinker, don’t use this remedy daily as you will end up with nutritional deficiencies.

Apples eaten on an empty stomach the day after drinking is an effective remedy.

Bananas One of the quickest ways to cure a hangover is to make a banana milkshake sweetened with honey. The banana helps calm the stomach, and with the honey, builds up the depleted blood sugar levels. The milk soothes the stomach and rehydrates your system. Bananas are also rich in the important electrolytes, magnesium and potassium, which are severely depleted during heavy drinking.

B-vitamins Take the vitamins before you go to bed and let them work their magic while you sleep. If you forget, take them immediately upon arising. B-Vitamins are important in aiding the carbohydrate (alcohol) metabolizing process and in dilating blood vessels. B-vitamins will help restore your energy level. You will need to take a high-potency B-complex supplement for this remedy to work (50-75 mg of B-complex twice a day, hopefully once before bed after indulging).

Chicken soup Grandma’s old stand-by, chicken soup, seems to work as well for hangover problems as it does for colds.

Feverfew Use feverfew, an herb, in place of aspirin. Aspirin is very hard on the stomach, while feverfew is not.

Ginger Take 500 mg of ginger capsules every few hours, or make a ginger tea. This will help soothe your stomach.

Honey Take 2-6 teaspoonfuls of honey every twenty minutes upon awaking, depending on the severity of the hangover. Continue with the honey until you start to feel better, then take four teaspoonsful with your first meal. The potassium in the honey helps counteract the effects of the alcohol and will decrease the cravings for it. Alcoholic drinks are acidic in reaction and satisfy your natural desire for an acid, the same as coffee and tea do. If you have an alcohol problem, check your body chemistry and make appropriate changes in diet and supplementation. In addition, honey contains fructose, a type of sugar that helps your body metabolize alcohol more quickly.

Kudzu extract(or kuzu)  Studies have shown that its isoflavones, diadzin and puerarin, can help relieve hangovers quickly!

Lemon Add the juice of one lemon to a cup of black coffee and drink it unsweetened and without milk.

Lime As soon as you wake up on the “morning after” add two teaspoons of fresh lime juice and a teaspoon of sugar to 8 ounces of water. Drink it slowly. This concoction will help stabilize your blood sugar, which will be low after imbibing.

Peppermint The herb peppermint, either in tea form or chewing the leaves, will relax the intestines. Peppermint is a carminative, which is a substance that removes accumulated gas from the stomach and intestines. Make a tea by pouring one cup of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of the dried herb; cover; steep for fifteen minutes; strain. Drink 1-2 cups as soon as you can.

Persimmon Eat a raw persimmon for a headache.

Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus indica) extract has been found to relieve hangover nausea and dry mouth according to researchers at Tulane University and the University of California, San Francisco. Prickly pear is known to reduce inflammation, and hangover symptoms are due to an increase in inflammation. Researchers found that C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation, was 40% higher in the group that took a placebo. The extract was taken five hours before alcohol consumption.

Raw cabbage Eat raw cabbage to dissipate a headache.

Sauerkraut juice Drink sauerkraut juice with some tomato juice if you don’t like it straight. These drinks replace lost nutrients.

Scalp stimulation Pull your hair in clumps so that your full scalp is stimulated. This remedy brings blood to the scalp and relieves the headache.

Silymarin, better known as milk thistle, protects liver cells from alcohol by preventing toxins from entering them and helps to remove existing toxins. Take two 70 mg capsules with a meal or before or while drinking.

Thyme Make a tea by lightly crushing five fresh or dried leaves; place in a cup and fill with water cooled to just below boiling; cover and leave to infuse for five minutes; remove leaves and drink.

Tomato juice In addition to being a prevention remedy, tomato juice contains fructose, a type of sugar that helps your body metabolize alcohol more quickly. This is probably why the morning-after Bloody Mary seems to work.

Vitamin C stimulates the liver to break down the alcohol. Take 2-10 gm per day in divided doses. Start at 1,000 mg an hour and built up to bowel tolerance. An excess of vitamin C can cause diarrhea, and since you probably have stomach distress already too much C may cause a problem.


So enough with the pensive-chats for a minute, I need a dose of big happies. Here’s to the things in my life that cause delusional giddiness ~ 
Jeremy the Bear 
and Lemondrop Martinis of course


Jeremy the Bear and I were introduced when I was about 4yrs old. Created by Olga Pouchine in the 1950’s, Jeremy was originally a character in French children’s books. Before hitting the television circuit, Jeremy had a brief celebrity as a recording artist and released 2 albums.

Once on the air, the television show became so popular, it was transitioned into an English show shortly after debuting. As a result, Jeremy is the bear’s English name, but he is also known as Colargol to the French (what the…??), & to the Norwegians, Barnaby.

Jeremy the bear lived with his parents in Greenwood Forest, while the French Colargol lived in la forêt de Bois Joli (Pretty Wood Forest), and in Norway, Eventyrskogen (Fairytale Forest). The stories were instantly identifiable, touching on universal themes seen in other great children’s stories. Jeremy’s adventures always took him far from home, but happily for him, he always managed to return. 

Jeremy was a bear who could not sing. It was his plight. I cannot sing either, Jeremy became my instant childhood friend. Do you remember Jeremy too? The occasional walk down childhood cookie-crumb lane is good for ya.