How to Pop Someone’s Strawberry Cherry

It’s no secret that I love cocktails (if you regularly read this blog you probably just thought ‘no shit’ – if you’re new (welcome!), I have rum running through my veins. Yes, I’m a walking miracle).

Once in a while I cheat (rarely) on the ever reliable Captain with a strawberry martini from The Cheesecake Factory (you just go there for the cheesecake? Silly you!). Before you turn your nose up thinking I drink like a sorority sister, please know that this oh so delicious cocktail contains straight vodka, fresh strawberry juice (they muddle the berries when ordered – so I’m the bartender’s worst nightmare because you know I don’t just have one) and a squeeze of lemon.  So basically it’s a glass of vodka (which is why I love it so).

I was out for PBDs (pre-birthday drinks – like I’ve said before, I celebrate ALL month) with my gal pal G when she confessed she’d never had the famous (in my world) ‘tini. The horror! What kind of friend am I to let this fabulous girl go so long without this heavenly cocktail?  We immediately ordered a round.

First...

Prepping for the de-virginization.

And while we were only going to have one, once this concoction hits your lips it’s over.

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Two just won’t do.

So we had another….

Second...

Yep, we asked the waitress to snap another pic. No shame.

And then another, turning our quick cocktail into a bottomless happy hour.

thirds

A virgin no more.

Surprisingly we accidentally got tipsy (which I do all the time – read more about that here)…but a little liquor never hurt for one’s first time, right?

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Weekend Winks

Almost time for a tender Tennessee Christmas!

Awaiting the arrival of my sister and her hubs Friday, I snuggled with my main pirate squeeze…

Just a cozy Friday night with my favorite Captain.

Just a cozy Friday night with my favorite Captain.

After my hot date with the statue and my company’s arrival, we went to Nashville’s fabulous version of a speakeasy – The Patterson House.  Low lighting, velvet curtains, hand crafted drinks and fancy finger food make this establishment a favorite .

Open Invitation with a cinnamon star.

‘Open Invitation’ was my vodka cocktail of choice that included some sort of bitters, an egg white and a cinnamon star as garnish.

After a few cocktails and a sip of apple pie moonshine, Friday night kinda felt like this…

Friday night kinda felt like this after a sip of apple pie moonshine....

Of course Teddy was appalled at his mother’s behavior and sulked on the ugliest blanket I own.

Ted can make a bed anywhere. He just loves claiming the ugliest blanket i own as his.

So over me.

He carried on and on and on about how late we kept him up, disrupting his beauty sleep.

My Bear turned into a lion before a cat nap.

My Bear turned into a lion before a cat nap.

A stop in the mall and I caught two of my favorite (and cutest) fans telling Santa what he must bring them this year.

My best bud Santa taking requests from two of my smaller faves.

My best bud Santa taking requests from two of my smaller faves.

More fun in store as I celebrated my First Mate’s birthday and Christmas over our favorite, strawberry martinis at The Cheesecake Factory.

First Mate and I celebrating her birthday and Christmas.

Happy Birthmus!

First Mate gifted me a few trashy treasures as a nod to my White Trash Wednesdays here at CBXB and it’s one of the best presents ever.

Trashy treasures from my First Mate. Candy cigs and an RV frame. Sigh.

Candy cigs and an RV frame. LOVE!

I mean, who doesn’t love a candy cigarette?

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Classy kids like my cousin and I loved kickin’ back with a sugared cancer stick.

After all of the holiday shenanigans, I needed a quite cocktail at home but soon realized I was almost out of wine. The horror!

Squeezing every last drop out of my boxed wine bag into my 30 ounce glass. Don't judge. It's the holidays!

Squeezing every last drop out of my boxed wine bag into my 30 ounce glass. Don’t judge. It’s holiday time!

And, I’m pretty sure I’m going to make this chalkboard a staple outside of my front door:

This sign just makes me happy.

This sign just makes me happy.

Very merry times, indeed.

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