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Monday, July 17, 2006

  Monday Morning Mirth  


1. Take a bottle of cheap vodka out of the refrigerator.

2. Have a cool buddy like Lourdes Lopez send you to eBay and see the Find of a Lifetime for $4.95!

3. Really ROFLOL because the Seller’s handle is Cubbiesdugout!

4. It could be, it might be, It is! A home run!

bonus tickle: the Cozy actually has a beautiful woven label that says *Cynthia Rowley*…

Amy writes: “I remember getting the cozy in the Sunday Trib several years ago (when I wasn’t knitting much) – I think it went in the Goodwill bag back then.”

Gaile: “Interesting stuff… I don’t think my family would appreciate cozies on the booze. That would be one step too many in getting to the product in the bottle!”

Leave favorite Vodka Cocktail recipes below…

22 responses to “Monday, July 17, 2006”

  1. Imbrium says:

    Wow…you actually got the cozy? Crazy!

    But here’s where I’m scratching my head…vodka’s supposed to be cold, not warm. Why would I want a vodka cozy?

  2. Master Po says:

    Ah, my GeekGrasshopper, this is for the times you put the bottle in the Freezer to get it Really Cold Fast but forget to take it out in time for the party and it’s a block of ICE.

    QUICK! Grab the pebble from my hand…

  3. margene says:

    * The juice of 6 lemons
    * 4 Tbsp. sugar
    * 6 fresh mint leaves
    * 4 shots of vodka
    * Ice in shaker
    * A sugar-rimmed martini glass

    Mix lemon juice, sugar and vodka in a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake
    well and pour into sugar-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with mint.

  4. margene says:

    Oh, and it’s REALLY good;-)

  5. Wendy says:

    Long Island Iced Tea! One part each of vodka, light rum, tequila, gin, and triple sec, 2 parts lemon or lime juice. Serve in a highball glass with ice and top with a splash of cola. YUM!

    (Guess what I was drinking this weekend?)

  6. Lorette says:

    I love it! No more cold fingers from the frezzer-stored bottle!

    1 part vodka
    1/2 part peach schnapps
    a drop or so of grenadine for color
    shake with ice, pour into martini glass
    garnish with a slice of fresh peach

  7. Beth S. says:

    I had a pomegranate martini recently that was really, really good, but I don’t know what was in it besides the vodka and the pom juice. Maybe some Grand Marnier? That certainly sounds good, even if it wasn’t actually the secret ingedient…

  8. Absolutely Screwed

    30 ml Absolut citron Vodka
    1 shot orange juice
    1 shot Triple Sec
    Ginger ale

    Great on ice!

  9. Nanc says:

    I’m lovin’ the cozy and think it’s perfect. ‘Cause really – that’s how vodka makes me feel… cozy. Hee!

    One of our ‘house drinks’ that have become popular with the kids (and y’all know that I don’t me ‘kids’ in the age way of the word), is What Rhymes With Orange! Enjoy (we do)!

    **What Rhymes With Orange**
    1 oz. (shot) vodka
    1 oz. 43 liquor (a Spanish vanilla liquor that is amazing)
    2 oz. orange juice
    1/2 a can of Vernor’s ginger ale (other ginger ales can be substittued, but Vernor’s is the best)

    Decorate the glass with your favorite stirrers, umbrellas, and what-nots, and drink up! WRWO is like a tasty, fizzy creamcicle – but better! Check out our post about it here:

  10. Glenna says:

    Vodka cocktails? The Cosmopolitan is the only answer!

    1 1/2 oz vodka
    1 1/2 oz cranberry juice
    splash of cointreau
    splash of lime

    Mmm, is it too early for Happy Hour at 2:30pm? ;)

  11. Macoco says:

    oooh a liquor cozy..

    Princeton Martini

    50ml Gin or Vodka
    25ml Port
    Dash of Orange bitters

    Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a frozen Martini glass

    Garnish with an orange twist

  12. Gaile says:


    small package of Jello (I prefer Lime)
    6 oz boiling water
    6 oz VODKA

    Dissolve Jello in boiling water, allow to cool slightly then add VODKA. Pour into shot glasses, refrigerate until set. To serve, run a knife around the inside between glass and Jello to separate.

    (this is naturally not the most mature way to enjoy a good Vodka, but it is fun)! ;-)

    P.S. I did a double take when I saw my comment in your post this morning! It’s so rare I am quoted!

  13. Lisa says:

    Appletini – equal parts vodka and Apple Pucker. And someone told me about the pomegranate martini – supposed to be really good.

  14. Leslie says:

    Vodka Martini:
    4 shots premium vodka over ice in a martini shaker.
    Pass unopened vermouth bottle slowly over shaker, then put away.
    Shake 30 seconds, pour into frosted martini glass. One olive.
    Settle into your leather club chair and enjoy.

  15. Susan says:

    Just keep the vodka in the freezer and sip it slowly. Yum!

  16. claudia says:

    The Cosmo is taken, but seriously. Check this out:


    1 can frozen MinuteMaid Limeade, squeezed into the blender.

    Fill up the empty Limeade can to the black line with Grey Goose vodka (accept no substitute), dump in blender.

    Fill rest of Blender with Ice. WHIRWHIR.

    Pour into martini glass.

    Thank me later.


  17. Becky says:

    LOLOLOL! My father might actually like a cozy that. He likes to keep vodka in the freezer and then serve it as an aperitif. (Cold volka shots! I tried one once and nearly hit the floor.)

  18. Marg says:

    I like my vodka neat…well, with a couple of ice cubes and a twist of lemon, but that’s it.

    P.S. Do the Absolut folks know you referred to their vodka as cheap?!!! ;-)

  19. Master Po says:

    Ah Grasshopper: The *cheap* vodka in MY refrigerator is from picture one above and is from Sweden and called Svedka!

    It is about half(?) the price of Absolut?

    But of course, one man’s ceiling is another man’s floor…

    QUICK! Grab the pebble from my hand…

  20. Cathi says:

    We make pom-tinis all the time here, but I use vanilla vodka and POM juice- I’m sure you could remedy that with some vanilla extract and plain ol’, no? Also, my all time favorite drink is a salty dog- salt rimmed glass, fresh grapefruit juice (slightly spendy, but soooo worth it) and vodka.

    Now while you’re enjoying your cocktails, when will the rest of us get to enjoy your new design? I’m dying for Gwyneth! :)

  21. akm says:

    I college we drank “Shirley Mansons” Strawberry soda and vanila vodka, to taste. These always kicked the s**t out of me. Latter, we expanded to orange soda and vanila vodka the “Michael Stipe”. Eventually we just used regular vodka. Waaayyy too much sugar.

  22. Chris says:

    I have one of those cozies, still in the “wrapper” – when they were being included in newspapers a few years ago, you could email Absolut and they would send one to you, no charge. Hmm, mine might have a different motif. I’ll have to brave the closet to see…

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