Staying Comfortable in July
Re(ad)cap for Q2 2022 and Episode "Pretty Fly for a Mai Tai"
Book: The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Wine: Summer Water Rose
"Drink for the weather you want, not the weather you have." Yes.
Tasting Notes: lime zest, pink grapefruit, strawberry, watermelon - DRY
0g of sugar, 108 calories, 3g carbs, 0g protein, 0g fat (per 5 fl. oz. serving) @ 12.5% ABV
Cocktail of Ze Month - The Mai Tai aka Ethan's Truth Telling Serum
Debate on origin. Victor J. Bergeron (1944) or Donn Beach (1933)? Inquiring minds want to know who came up with it first!
Bergeron brought Mai Tai to Hawaii in 1953 as part of hotel cocktail menus
Dubbed "Top Tourist Tantalizer" in 1959.
Mai Tai comes from the Tahitian word, maita'i, meaning "good" or "excellence"
Rum (White and Dark)
Lime Juice - fresh squeeze
Orange Curacao (Triple Sec or Grand Marnier can substitute)
Orgeat Syrup - nutty citrus vibes
Garnishes: maraschino cherries, lime slice/wedge, pineapple chunks, and mint
Thanks for the recipe! Hope you have a great timeout. https://www.momontimeout.com/mai-tai-recipe/
Us This Month
Reading: Virgin Suicides, Seating Arrangements, The Idiot, A Long Petal of the Sea, Meant to Be, The Untethered Soul and When Women Were Dragons
Watching: The Righteous Gemstones, Studio Ghibli “The Wind Rises, Nope, Thor: Love and Thunder, Stranger Things, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, This Is the End, Moana, Hamilton, The Little Mermaid, Criminal Minds and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Listening: “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” By Kate Bush, “Master of Puppets” by Metallica, Smartless, and Special by Lizzo
And Back to Books with Georgianna
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
The Maid by Nita Prose
Other’s People’s Clothes by Calla Henkel
Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Animal by Lisa Taddeo
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Bridgerton: The Duke & I by Julia Quinn
Girl A by Abigail Dean
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher
Georgianna Will Politely Pass
Birds of California by Kate Cotugno
The Club by Ellery Llyod
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
What Comes After by Joanna Tompkins
Books Laura has Started but Has Yet to Finish
Beach Read by Emily Henry
The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson
One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle
Send Help. Or Just Good Vibes Her Way.
To Drink or Not to Drink with Laura
French Pool Toy White Blend - Highly Recommend
Plastic Bottle - Wine Not Wine Everywhere
Grapes found in the Gascony region. Honey and creamed apples contrast herbal quality
11.5% ABV @ $14 per bottle ($22 with tote bag)
30A Rose - Great Beach Vacay Wine
Rose from Provence
Blend of Syrah (40%), Grenache Noir (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (30%).
Retails $10-$25 depending on location
Osmosis Sauvignon Blanc - “Nothing Tastes Better Than Skinny Feels.” - Kate Moss
Light - grapefruit and papaya forward, white pear, wet rock, and honeysuckle
9% ABV @ $14 per bottle
Fleur De Prairie- Don’t.
Pretty bottle but Grosse (Gross + Rose ™ )
818 Tequila Blanco - Ole!
Kendall Jenner founded. So, drink like the model that you are.
de Jalisco, Mexico, family-owned-and-operated
40% ABV @ $37 per bottle
Laura’s Bev “Cloud 9”
1 shot of tequila over rocks
1 Lime, juiced
Drizzle of Agave Syrup
Bottoms Up. Stay Weird.
-Laura and Georgianna