Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rum & Coca-Cola

Have you heard this song by the Andrews Sisters? It's very weird, but oddly comforting (working for the Yankee dollar?). I first heard it on Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, which we love. Anyway, I haven't had Coke classic in a long time, so I had one today (sans the rum). My sucker husband saw the nifty retro-y holiday bottles and had to buy a 6-pack, so it was staring me in the face.

Anyway, funny how a taste (or smell or song for that matter) can give you a massive flashback. Made me think of sitting in my grandma's house. She'd always say to my brother and me, "Honey, go out in the garage and get yourself a Coke". In fact, even in the nursing home, she'd still tell you to do this (just a lil' dimentia there). My gram and gramp had a massive fridge in the garage packed with Coke and Vernor's gingerale. And we'd always drink out of her Fenton Mary Alexander glasses.

Ooh, one more thing that we used to drink out of the Mary Alexander glasses on Christmas Day (so good!). I just realized I can't drink it this year (darn this being PG):

Vodka Slush

2 (14 ounce) cans cream of coconut
3 (6 ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate
1 (46 fluid ounce) can unsweetened pineapple juice
1 (750 milliliter) bottle vodka (a fifth)
2 liters ginger ale (I prefer Vernor’s)

In a plastic container combine cream of coconut, lemonade concentrate, pineapple juice and vodka. Mix well and store overnight in the freezer.

To serve, scoop into lowball glass, then fill to top with Vernor's.

Oh, and plugging along making more shtuff...


PamKittyMorning said...

Thats some cute stuff!

Sarah and Jack said...

We love that andrews sister's song around here. But, I am a coke junkie.

Apples On A Stick said...

really cute onsie and suitcase!!!

princesschickymonkey said...

Oh girl! Those were the days of getting pop out of the fridge in the garage - the garage with fake grass carpet :)
Oh and slush make some for the 15the cause I can so drink it and love it - I will drink for you too!