Fruit Cocktail

Well, my second attempt at a panorama didn’t work out quite so well as I was hoping, but I fortunately took backup shots just in case that happened. It probably didn’t help that I’m REALLY tired today after waking up at 6 am, which I know is normal for a lot of people, but I really don’t function well on 6 hours of sleep.

The reason for me getting so little sleep is my husband and I had to take one of the cars in for a couple minor repairs, and to avoid horrible traffic, we brought it in as soon as the shop opened. I got a call a couple hours ago about the car being ready to take home. One repair requires a part and some paint, so we’ll unfortunately have to bring it in again.

Anyway, when I finally felt up to making today’s cocktail, I was rifling through Pinterest looking for some inspiration, and I found this Texas Tornado Cake. While this cocktail isn’t the cake, it is inspired by one of the ingredients, canned fruit cocktail in heavy syrup. Sipping it was a blast from the past – it tastes exactly like fruit cocktail!

Maybe I should make the actual cake for tomorrow?

Fruit Cocktail @
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In an 8 oz glass filled with crushed ice, pour 1 oz brandy, ½ oz pear liqueur, and ½ oz peach schnapps.

Top with pineapple juice.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve with a straw.

If you’re new to this blog (as I’m sure you are), please click around for more cocktails, and follow me on Pinterest for all the latest!

I’m going to need all the encouragement (and sippy cups) I can get!

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  1. I can’t function at 6am either! Today I slept in until 11am lol. I was going to wake up a bit earlier to go to the gym, do some reading and cleaning, and yada yada…but I hit the snooze button and it was a lost cause. I woke up feeling so blah and thinking OMG I slept too much and wasted my day lol. But yeah, I do function way better at night, which is why I am happy with working evenings. But some days, I think it makes it too comfortable and easy to sleep in.

    I really admire your commitment and discipline of sticking to posting every single day. WOW! May I ask, is this a temporary thing for 2014, or will you continue blogging after that? And if you do, are you going to create another blog for 365 days with a different theme?

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