Spiffing y'all up, one typo at a time
“Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation . . .” –Peter De Vries, American editor and novelist
I’d like to end my first official week as The Grammar Belle with a cool and refreshing adult beverage. I made this one up in my kitchen . . . and since experimenting with vodka creations can lead to all sorts of mistakes, I call it:
TGB beverage essentials:
• Sonic ice (What? You don’t have a bag in your freezer? Go right now and buy one. Yes, right in the drive-through lane or at the drive-in stall. And I’d like to offer my condolences to my Canadian readers, since Sonic hasn’t crossed that border yet.)
• Styrofoam cup (preferably personalized, either professionally or with a Sharpie)
• Absolut* Wild Tea Vodka
• MiO Mango Peach†
Fill your Styrofoam cup with ice. Fill 2/3 with water and 1/3 with vodka. Give it a couple of squirts of MiO and finish with a squeeze of lime. Taste and adjust. You may want it sweeter (add more MiO), tarter (add more lime) or stronger (now, you’re speakin’ my language; add more vodka).
Have a wonderful weekend, y’all! And thanks so much for your support. It means the world to me.
*Please don’t tell me I’m being un-American or un-Southern or un-Texan because my favorite signature drink calls for foreign vodka. Now I love Tito’s (from Austin, TX) as much as the next girl. But have you tried this Wild Tea vodka? It’s seriously amazing. I’m promoting global unity and peace here, y’all.
†Apparently I’ve been in direct marketing too long, since I seem to have an affinity for using disclaimers. (Somebody save me.) Anyway, have you tried this stuff? It’s “Liquid Water Enhancer” that you can get at your grocery store in the aisle with the bottled water and the Crystal Light. It’s a yummy way to add flavor without adding sugar or calories.