Beat The Heat With White Wine:

Have you noticed that this summer has been hotter than normal? Then sit back and let me help you cool off.White Wine

The Cure For The Summer Blues:

This summer has been a hot one, but that is no reason for you stay cooped up in the house. Everybody has a favorite activity that they love to do. Perhaps you like go boating, or pitch a tent in the woods. Whatever it is that you like to do. don’t let the heat of summer stop you.

Go to the local liquor store and grab a bottle or two of your favorite white wine. Find a comfortable place to park your but, and pour a glass of chilled white wine for yourself and a friend. Just picture it, the two of you sitting on the deck of a boat, or stretched out in a lounge chair somewhere in the woods. You do not even have to leave the house. You can sit in the back yard and enjoy some nice chilled white wine. I know that this weekend I will be enjoying some with the wife in our back yard.

No Place To Go:

Listen, I get it, I really do. This year has been a tough one, with the pandemic. Some places are still restricted, we are not able to travel. But that is just fine, you do not need to go far. You can have a stay cation. I know it is not what any of us wanted for the summer, trust me I had plans of going out of state with the wife for our anniversary in September. Now, our plans have changed. We will be staying somewhere in our home state.

The wife and myself have been looking in the lake George region. We went there a few years back, when we renewed our vows for our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. It was a little place called The Blue Lagoon. Although it is not a resort, just a hotel on the lake. We still were able to sit in some Adirondack chairs and share some wine, while we watched the sun set.Lake Sunset I think this year we are going to stay at an all-inclusive resort on the lake. It all depends on if they offer dinning service at the time we want to go. So, we will see. Wish us luck,won’t you?

Keep The Wine Chilled:

Now, if you want to beat the heat with white wine, you need keep it chilled. Drinking warm wine is not going to help you cool off. How do I keep it cold you ask, if you are staying home keep it in the refrigerator. It only takes one of you to walk back inside for refills.

The other way to keep the wine chilled is to keep it in a bucket of ice. Personally this is my favorite way of doing it. Not only do I not have to get up, and go inside for another glass, but, it looks more romantic. Can you picture it, a bottle of wine nestled down in a bucket filled with ice cubes? That is the stuff that movies are made of. I know now I sound like a sap. I am after all a hopeless romantic. If you ask my wife this, she would more than likely laugh and say not my husband. However, I can be a die hard romantic when I have the urge to be so.

Chilled Wine

Which Wine To Choose:

This can be a tricky situation. Depending on who you talk to. It seems like everyone is an expert on wine these days. My solution to this problem is simple. Try several kinds, then stick with the one you like the best. I am tired of listening to so called experts. No matter what, it all comes down to taste. What you like, not what someone else likes.

I am not saying,don’t’t listen to other people, by all means talk to your friends. See what they like for white wines, and give it a try. If you happen to like it, great. If you do not like it, give another one a try. Keep tasting different white wines until you find one that you enjoy drinking. In today’s market there are so many brands, as well as flavors to try. You could be testing a different white wine every night of the week.

This is what the summer is for, hanging out with friends, kicking back and drinking some ice-cold wine. White wine is made for the summer months. Red wines are more for the colder months if you ask me. So, stop hiding in the house, sitting in front of the air conditioning. Get up, go out, and share some chilled white wine with your friends or family. I know for a fact that they will pay you back ten-fold. You know that Christmas is not far off, if you treat your friends well now. They will treat you well at the holidays. Perhaps they could be showing up on your doorstep with a bottle of something to warm you up, on those cold winter nights. Like a bottle of a nice brandy, but that’s for another story, another time.

Keep Some On Hand:

Since it is summer, we know that eventually someone is going to show up on our doorsteps. It is a good practice to keep some white wine in the ice box. We do not want to disappoint our friends or family, do we? Due to the pandemic this year most of the local bars and restaurants, are still closed. Or are operating at half capacity, but does not mean that we can not get together. I served this great nation of ours, so I will be dammed if they tell me I can not have friend or family over to my own home. I will invite someone who I do not know to have a drink with me. That is just who I am, a giver.

I would like to thank you for stopping by today, I hope that I was able to help you in some way today. Let me know how you make out with your search for a way to, beat the heat with white wine. What wine did you choose? Maybe I would like that one. How did your friends like the wine you chose?

Remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. Love John D.

Why Don’t We Do Some Day Drinking?:

The title is a popular country song, but that is not what we will discuss in today’s article. I thought that I could teach you a few ways to hide your alcohol, so you can do some day drinking. Let’s get right to it, why don’t we do some day drinking?

Coffee And Brandy:Coffee With Brandy

There are many beverages that we can hide our alcohol in. I think that you are going to like this first one. Do you like coffee? Do you like brandy? if so, you will love the two together.

We all have at least one travel mug, don’t we? then it is a very simple way to hide your alcohol and do some day drinking. An even better way to do this, would be to make a whole thermos of coffee and add a little extra brandy into it. As, as you are inconspicuous about it no one will ever know that you are drinking anything other than coffee.

Rum And Coke:

The second way that I have to hide alcohol is an old stand by. The classic rum and coke. Any type of cola will do the trick for this application. You can put any dark rum into any cola whether it be Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, or a no name store brand like Sam’s Choice cola from Wal-Mart’s stores.

Now, if you are a 7-Up drinker, you have to be a little careful. You will not want to use a dark rum here, so choose a clear rum such as Bacardi 151, or another clear rum. All you have to do for either one of these methods to work, is to pour, out some soda, or drink a little bit. After, which you can then add your rum to the drink. Just, do not add a lot of the alcohol. If someone can smell the alcohol in any of your drinks, then you have defeated the purpose of hiding it. Rum And Coke

Make A Screwdriver:

The third way that I found to hide my alcohol is to make a screwdriver. What do you mean, you do not know what a screwdriver is? I suppose that I will tell you, a screwdriver is when you add vodka to orange juice. I know, sounds good, does’nt it?

In yesterday’s article I gave you some great ways to make some excellent cocktails using vodka. I purposely left the screwdriver off the list. The reason being, I was saving it for today’s article. You just can not go over board with the vodka. Vodka is a very strong alcohol as far as scent goes. Besides, we do not want to get stinking drunk when we are at work. If we lose our job, we can not afford to purchase more booze. At that point the party is over. You know me, I want to keep the party going and going, like the energizer bunny. Screwdriver

Gin And Tonic:

The fourth way that I have to hide the hooch is in a gin and tonic. Gin is another one of those liquors you can use in various different ways. There is a famous chef, Geoffrey Zakarian, who said ” a day of life without gin is not living”. Or, something to that effect. I don’t want to get in trouble for misquoting someone. I think I was still waking up when I heard him it say it, on an episode of the kitchen. All tonic is, is carbonated water, and gin is clear.

No one will ever know that you are having a cocktail while you are at work. If you do not like tonic, you can always substitute with a soda. Cola or 7-Up would do the job. We can put alcohol in just about any beverage that is out there. As long as we are careful, we can hide our drinking from just about anyone.

Keeping Safe:

Now, I have given you four ways to hide your alcohol. Keep in mind, there are just some places that alcohol has no business being. Work places are the worst places to have alcohol. However, if you need to have an alcoholic beverage at work, then please try one of the methods that we have discussed here today. If you do try any of these methods, and you get caught, do not blame it on me. I simply provided you with ways to have a cocktail, I am not the one that put the alcohol in your drinks, and poured it down your throat. Personally I have been down this road, and it leads to a downhill dead end street. I spiraled out of control when my mother ( God rest her soul ) passed away. It was one of the reasons that I left the navy, besides coming home to have a family. Which, by the way, I believe saved my life. That, is another story you can read about on this site. Just look for my story in the menu. That will explain it all for you.

Well I believe that our time together is coming to an end. I want to hear from you, tell if you are enjoying my articles, or not. You are the ones that I am doing this for. Come on let me know how I’m doing. Reach out and let me know, if you tried any of these topics. Do you have any way of hiding alcohol, so that we can do some day drinking? I would love to hear it from you. So you know I always respond to anyone that leaves a message for me. Do not be shy, I don’t bite, not to hard anyways.

Before I leave you, I just want you keep one thing in mind, remember I love you. So, please drink responsibly, and by all means please never drink and drive. The life that you save could very well be your own. Plus I am so tired of going to funerals, It’s a terrible reason to gather and have some cocktails. For any of the alcohol listed here ->->->CLICK HERE-<-<-<-

Sincerely: John D.

Gin And Tonic

Vodka Drinks You Can Make At Home:

Everybody has at least one bottle of vodka in their liquor cabinet, because vodka is so versatile, and goes well with anything that you mix it with. If you have run out of ideas for your vodka cocktails, stick around for a while. I have found a few vodka drinks you can make at home. So let’s spice up our vodka cocktails tonight.

Raspberry Cosmopolitan: Raspberry cosmopolitan

I know it sounds old-fashioned, like something that grandmother drank while grandpa was off fighting the war. But, today we have a new twist on an old favorite.

Ingredients:

2oz. Of vodka

1oz. Lemon juice

Half oz. Of honey syrup

5 raspberries

Prosecco

To prepare: Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and double strain into a coupe glass. Then top off with the prsecco. This one is sure to be a winner at your next dinner party, or any other gathering you may have this summer. Make sure you try this one while the raspberries are in season. Although, I am pretty sure you can use frozen raspberries if you want to make this one in the winter. No one will know the difference.

Limoncello Mule:

Does’nt this one sound refreshing for summer night, after a long hard day at work? I know it sounds good to me, as I’m writing this article.

Ingredients:

1 oz. Limoncello Limoncello Mule

1 oz. Vodka

1 Brooklyn crafted lemon lime ginger beer

To prepare: Add all ingredients into a julep cup and mix. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a sprig of mint. Real simple to make, and I am sure your friends will not only be impressed, but they will be asking you for seconds. Be sure to have plenty of this one on hand, or make a pitcher of it.

Cool Hand Cuke:

Just the name of this vodka cocktail, sounds really cool to me. So, I just had to include this recipe in the article today. I mean come on, cool hand cuke, instead of cool hand Luke. What a play on words.

Ingredients:

1 and a half oz. of Tito’s vodka.

1 quarter of an oz. Of aperol

3quarter’s oz’s of honey simple syrup ( 1:1 ratio of honey to hot water)

Half an oz. Of lime juice

6 fresh cucumber slices

To prepare: In a mixing glass muddle ( smash up ) 4 of the cucumber slices. Add the rest of the ingredients, top with ice and shake. Strain the cocktail into a glass and top with fresh ice. Garnish with a cucumber wheel. Not only does this sound refreshing, it also stunning look at. I think you ladies will appreciate this vodka cocktail. Great taste, great look, and low in calories. As you can see, from the photograph on the right-hand side here, I am not one to lie. When I said that this drink was stunning to look at, I was not joking around with you.

I have one more vodka drink you can make at home. I usually give you three cocktail recopies in my articles, this time I have fourth cocktail for you. I think that you are going to enjoy this on to ends of the earth. Thank you so much for staying as long as you have so far. I’m not going to keep you too much longer, so stick around for a few more minutes while I write out this next cocktail for you.

Cool Hand Cuke

Jerry The Icelandic Sailor:

Ingredients:

1oz. Of vodka

1oz. Of sailor Jerry rum

Half an oz. Of lemon juice

Half an oz. Of peach juice, or nectar

Angostura bitters

To prepare: Combine heavy cream and pumpkin pie spice into a cocktail shaker and shake. Add vodka and coffee liqueur, and shake with ice. Serve this on the rocks ( with ice ) and garnish with cocoa puffs. I know it sounds weird, you have to trust me on this one. Combine the rest of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, except the bitters. We add a dash or two at the end. Shake the drink, then double strain. And serve over crushed ice, garnish with fresh grated nutmeg.

I think this vodka cocktail just might be a little bit complicated to make, especially if you are just starting out to mix cocktails for your friends or family. Now, don’t think that I am trying to discourage you from trying to make this. I just making a statement, that it could be a little tough going if your new to the game. By all means, please, try to make it. We are a judgment free zone here at love of cocktails.

Jerry The Icelandic Sailor

Have Fun:

First off, I would like to thank you for coming by today. I sincerely hope that you enjoy the articles of content that I write here. Please let me know, how I am doing? Do you like the content here? Is there something that you would like to try? Maybe I can track it down for you. Just, get in touch with me, and I am more then happy to assist you in your journey of making cocktails.

My goal in life, is to make life more enjoyable for everyone in the world. I have been serving people my whole life, there is absolutely no reason for me to stop now.

Secondly, If you have any suggestions for keeping the party rolling. I am more then happy to hear them, so send them over to me. I will give you the credit, and mention your name in the article. I am always looking for cool new ways to keep partying.

Well, it is getting late here in New York state. Who am I kidding, it is only 11:30am on a Tuesday morning. I am still sitting at work and talking about vodka drinks you can make at home. it is a good thing that my supervisor does not mind that I write these articles while I am at work. Since the office is a bit slow at the moment. He doesn’t mind as long as I keep my eyes open and I continue to help the members, and guests that come in the lobby.

As always, I love you all. Please drink responsibly, and do not drink and drive.

sincerely: John D.

You Want Beer? You Can’t Handle The Beer:

Today we will be discussing beer, you want beer, I have beer. All types, from the usual s, to the micro brews and everything in between. Thank you for stopping by, and giving this article a read.Beer Goggles

Lots Of Beer:

We all like a nice ice-cold beer at the end of the day, don’t we? I know I sure as heck do. Have you noticed lately that the stores are chock-full of new micro brews now. Sometimes I think you have to be genius just have a beer. And the terminology is enough to give you a headache. And, don’t even get me started on the brands. We could be here all day on that subject.

For now let’s concentrate on a few of the types of beer. Like IPA’s Stouts and Lagers. Do not worry, I have your back. I will touch base on each one of these. But I do not want to get too far off track from craft beers. However, these can all be a form of craft beers. Now, I am going to stop dancing around here, and dive right in to the topic.India Pale Ale

IPA’S:

What is an IPA? well the letters stand for India Pale Ale. These beers are usually light. And there are a lot of brands of these beers out there.

People usually have two complaints about IPA’s, and those are, number one, they are too bitter. Number two, they have too much alcohol in them. This is determined by the brewer, IPA’s are still made from hops. The more hops that are used in the brewing process, the more bitter the beer will be. Now, as for the part of too much alcohol, again, determined, by the brewer. Either way you look at it IPA’s are here to stay. All you need to do is find the one that is perfect for you. We all have different taste’s.

Let’s Talk About Stout’s Baby:

Just about everyone of us knows the famous Guinness beer. Just had to throw that out there. Alright then, stout’s are a darker beer. And I have always found them to be on the bitter side, as well as a thicker consistency. Stout’s like Guinness beer have never been one of my favorites.

My first and last experience with Guinness was in a little Irish pub, that was in of all places, Hong Kong. We had been out to sea for a while, and one of our stops for liberty call ( Free time off ship ) Well anyway the bus I was on stopped. So, I got off and walked down a stone path. The path led me to this little Irish bar. I went in and was amazed by the fact, that there were people who looked like me. American people, you have to understand, we were on a tour of the orient. Every place we stopped, there were no American looking individuals. Let’s get back to the beer, I ordered a Guinness pint, took a sip, and immediately knew this beer was not for me. Way too bitter for my taste, I didn’t want to be rude, so I finished it. After, which I ordered a more refreshing type of beer.

These types of beers get their color from roasting the hops for a longer time. This also brings out the bitterness of the beers. However, I am not trying to discourage you from trying stout beers. I am simply giving you my honest opinion about them. Go ahead, try some, maybe you will like stout’s. Like I said earlier, we all have different tastes. Stout Beer

Lager’s And Pilsner’s:

Now I am getting to the last types that I am going to talk about. First one is lager’s, like Sam Adams Boston lager. This is another one that has that bitter notes, but the hops were not roasted as long as with Guinness. Most folks tend to like this beer, but this is another one that I do not like. Now, don’t get me wrong, Sam Adams makes a couple of beers that I enjoy very much. For instance, their summer ale. I find this beer to be lite and refreshing. The same goes for their winter lager, I really enjoy this one.

The last one on my list of you want beer? You can’t handle the beer. Will be pilsner beers, these are the more common beers. Like Budweiser and, Labatt’s Blue. These beers are usually a lite colored beer. Where the hops are’nt roasted for that long of a time, and the alcohol content is on the lower side. Perfect for the end of the day drink, when you need something that is thirst quenching. I have to say, that pilsner beers, would be favorite type to purchase and consume, As a matter of fact, I happen to have some pilsner beers at home, in my refrigerator. Want to come over and have one with me? Then come on let’s get this party started friends.

Try Something New:

Today I have rambled on about a few different types of beer. Perhaps you have already tried some of them. Or, perhaps you have never heard of some of them. No matter where you fall, I believe that every once in a while, we need to step out of our comfort zones, and try something new. Life is way to short to keep doing the same old routines, day in and day out.

Get a little adventurous, try a few different beers. Invite some buddies over and share one or two with them. Live a little, have some fun. Like I said life is too short. Don’t end up like me, I had a heart attack at the age of thirty-seven. And I ended up flat lining, meaning I was clinically dead. Now, I try to live life to the fullest, and try to have as much fun as I possibly can. I implore you to do the same. So kick back and have an ice-cold one with me.

Thank you stopping by today, and as always, please drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive. Love always, and God bless.

Sincerely John J, Denekar II

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Red Wine A Better Choice For Your Health:

Good day friends, I am happy that you stopped by today. I am going to be discussing red wine a better choice for your health. I hope you find the article helpful as well as informative.

Why Is Red Wine Healthy:

Red wine contains a key ingredient called resveratrol. This particular ingredient is what makes red wine healthy for your heart. Along with antioxidants. When drank in moderation, has been thought to aid in the prevention of coronary artery disease. This condition can lead to a heart attack.heart healthy

Any links between red wine and fewer heart attacks are not yet understood. However, part of the benefit might be that the antioxidants in red wine, may increase the levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol ( the good cholesterol) and protect against cholesterol build up. Doctors do not recommend that you start drinking alcohol for your heart health. Especially if you have a family history alcohol addiction. Too much alcohol can have many harmful effects on the body.

However, if you already enjoy a glass of red wine with your evening meal, drinking it in moderation seems to be helpful for your heart. If you ask me, another benefit of red wine is, it can help your love life. But that is just my oppinon.

Resveratrol In Red Wine:

Resveratrol might help prevent damage to the blood vessels, and reduce low-density lipoprotien (LDL) cholesterol ( the bad cholesterol) and prevent blood clots. This is a vary good thing, I wish I knew about this years ago. Maybe I would not have had a heart attack back then. Oh well, live and learn, that’s what we always say is it not?

However, studies on resveratrol are mixed. Some research shows that resveratrol can help lower the risk of inflammation and blood clotting. Which can lower the risk for heart disease. But other studies found no actual benefit from resveratrol in preventing heart disease.

More information and research is needed to see if resveratrol can help lower the risk of inflammation and the clotting of the blood.

Resveratrol In Grapes And Other And Other Foods:Red Grapes

The resveratrol in red wine comes from the skin of grapes used to make red wine. Because red wine is fermented with grape skins longer than white wine is, red wine contains more resveratrol.

If you are not into drinking alcohol, eating grapes or drinking grape juice may be a way to get resveratrol in you without drinking alcohol. But if we were’nt drinking alcohol, we would not be here on this site. After all we are here to talk about alcohol,are’nt we?

Peanuts, blueberries and cranberries also contain some resveratrol. It is not yet known how beneficial eating grapes or other foods might compare with drinking red wine when it comes to promoting heart health. The amount of resveratrol in foods and red wine can vary widely. Now if you ask me, I would say, just drink the red wine and enjoy life.

Supplements with resveratrol are also available. Researchers have not found any harm in taking resveratrol supplements, but your body can not absorb most of the resveratrol found in the supplements. So again, just have a glass of red wine.

How Might Alcohol Help The Heart:

There is still no clear evidence that beer, white wine or liquor are not any better than red wine for heart health.circulatory system Various studies have shown that moderate amounts of all types of alcohol benefit your heart health, not just the alcohol found in red wine. It is thought that alcohol:

1: Raises HDL cholesterol ( the good cholesterol )

2: Reduces the formation of blood clots.

3: Helps prevent artery damage caused by LDL cholesterol ( the bad cholesterol)

4: May improves the function of the layer of cells that line the blood vessels.

Drink In Moderation, Or Not All:

The potential heart benefits of red wine and other alcoholic beverages, look promising. People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol, including red wine, seem to have lower risks of heart disease. However, it is important to understand that these studies comparing moderate drinkers, to nondrinkers, might oversee the benefits of moderate drinking because nondrinkers may already have health problems.

More research is needed to be done, before we know the effects of red wine and others drinks like beer, and hard liquor. The American Heart Association as well as the National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute do not recommend that you start drinking alcohol for the sole purpose of preventing heart disease. Alcohol can become addictive and can cause or worsen health problems. Drinking too much alcohol puts you at risk for other issues.

1: Liver and pancreas disease

2: Heart failure, were trying to prevent heart attacks, not cause them.

3 High blood pressure.

4: certain types of cancer.

5: strokes.

6: Accidents, violence and suicide.

7: Weight gain and obesity.

Now i have to say the following for legal sake. Avoid alcohol if you are pregnant, have a personal or strong family history of alcohol abuse. Have a liver or pancreas disease associated with alcohol use. Have heart failure or a weak heart, like I do and just don’t listen. And, or you take certain medications, check with your doctor or pharmacists.

If you already drink red wine a better choice for your health, drink in moderation. This means for most adults, one glass a day. This varies by your age and how much you weigh. For most of us we can handle two glasses of wine a day. Let’s face it if there are two of us sharing a bottle, we are going to finish the entire bottle. You darn well know that the bottle is not going to put in the refrigerator.

As always, please drink responsibly and please do not drink and drive. Remember I do not going to funerals, I am tired of seeing my friends being laid to rest. Then not having them there to share a drink with. And of course always remember that I love you

Sincerely: John J Denekar II Thank you for stopping by today. God bless.

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I Can Not Wait Until I Turn 21, The Legal Age Of Drinking:

In today’s article, I am going to tell a story of when I was waiting to turn the legal age for drinking alcohol. Which, at the time was 18 years old. So we will have to take a trip back in time. coor's beer

The Magic Of 1985:

This will be our first stop on our trip back in time. I was 17, a rocking teenage buck. It was the year when I had one more year to go to be able to purchase beer legally. You see back before everyone became so sensitive, the legal drinking age was eighteen years of age. I know hard to believe, is’nt it? But I assure you, I am not lying.

I can still remember sitting on the front porch, talking to my brother. The plans we had, once I was able to buy beer. That’s all we could think about, the parties we would have. And all the beer we could drink. And we did not have to worry about what our parents said. Except for the fact that I would be giving alcohol to a minor. My brother is two years younger than me. But I was not worried about it, All I wanted was to party with my little brother before I left for basic training, for the united states Navy. In the meantime, we did what most, not all teenagers did. We found someone who was older than us, to purchase the beer for us. Fortunately I knew plenty of older guy’s and gal’s who were willing to purchase the beer for us. Well as long as I had the money to pay for the alcohol. Let’s continue this magical mystery tour, with our next stop.

Finally, 1986: party time

That’s right, you guessed it, the grand year. I was turning eighteen, in a few moths. I was finally going to be able to legally purchase alcohol. Well at least that is what I thought. But would’nt you know, the government had other plans. Like always legislature was screwing with the plans of my life. A few months before I was to turn that magical number eighteen, the government of New York state decided to change the legal drinking age to twenty-one.

You can probably imagine how heart broken I was. Here I was getting ready to graduate from high school, and head out into the great big world, and become a United States sailor. The change in the law, meant plans had to change. At least the party plans had to change, or so I thought. Even though, New York state changed the legal drinking age Vermont did not. And Bennington was a short drive from where we lived. However, getting caught coming back to New York state with alcohol in your vehicle, was a severe crime. Not a risk I was wiling to take.

Departing Is Such Sweet Sorrow:

Sorry we are still in 1986, a lot of things happened for me in this year. First there was high school graduation, usually a time to celebrate. Don’t get me wrong, it was a time to celebrate, it was also a time of sorrow for me. In a few short weeks I was leaving home and everyone I love. I am start my life, going in the navy.

Okay we are getting there, a couple of days after graduation, my mother comes to me and says that her and my dad ( step father ) are going to throw a party for me. A combination of graduating and going away party. Little did I know, that they went and bought two whole kegs of beer. Yes you were able to buy whole kegs back then. Now this party lasted two days, right up to the night before I left for basic training. So you can picture the good time we all had.

1987 A Year To Forget:

Yes that is right, I said a year to forget. And I will tell you why, by this time I had made it through basic training. I was given my first duty station, Yokuska Japan. To serve aboard the Uss Midway, first the navy sent me home for ten days of liberty. Standard procedure for a service member being sent overseas far from home. Remember, I am still not old enough to legally drink alcoholic beverages. This, however did not stop my stepfather from handing me a beer. He said if I was old enough to serve and perhaps die for my country, I was old enough to have a beer or two with him.

Time for me to head over to Japan, and start my navy career. Here is where I should mention, that we are still in the year 1986. And I am still eighteen years old, and in a foreign country. You see where I am heading with this now, do you not? I was able to legally drink beer, as well as any other type of alcohol. I did not have to wait to turn 21 to legally drink.Drinking Time You may be asking yourself, why does he want to forget the year 1987. Let me tell you why.

In 1987, I turned 19 years old, I was still in the navy serving overseas. On one of our liberty ports ( time off the ship, free time ) I went up to the flight deck for morning roll call. I was given a job for the day, as I am going to get the tools that I need. My supervising petty officer calls me to office. I go to the office, and I am told to go to the chaplain’s office. Not so great, I thought something had happened to my brother. Once I arrive at the chaplain’s office, he asks me to have a seat. He then tells me he has some bad news. I am sorry son he says, your mother has passed away. We are sending you home to be with your family.

I get home, and the first thing my uncle Lester does is hand me a cold beer. Keep in mind I was only nineteen years old at the time. Back in the United States, where 21 is the legal age to drink alcohol. Lucky for me, I had friends and family who were willing to supply me with alcohol.

Time In A Bottle:

After the funeral, I returned the Uss Midway. There was nothing worth staying home for now. My stepfather convinced me to go back, he said that work was hard to find in our area. That sealed the deal for me, I will go back, and finish out my time. Plus going back overseas meant that I could legally drink. And drink I did, I was always close to my mother. Loosing her, and not being home at the time of her death, killed something in me. For several years after her passing, I crawled into a bottle, and stayed there. I never came out until I got out of the navy, came back home and married my lovely wife.

At least by that time, I was over 21 and legal to drink. which, I hardly did anymore. It is my belief, that getting married saved my life. I want to hear from you, questions or comments, are always welcome.

Please drink responsibly, and do not drink and drive. Love always

Sincerely John J. Denekar II God bless.

 

Jack Daniel’s A Best Friend Forever:

In today’s topic Jack Daniel’s a best friend forever, I have gone and found a few cocktail mixers for you to use with everyone s best friend. Good old number 7 Jack Daniel’s. Do not be shy, come on in and have a drink with me. Let’s get this party started, shall we?

Beat The Heat:

For our first mixer with our friend Mr. Jack Daniel’s, I have gone out and found a good one, in order to calm down this heat wave that has gripped the world this summer. I am going to start you off with a frozen Jack and coke. A classic but with a new spin on it.

Ingredients:

1:11 Oz. of Jack Daniel’s, old number 7.

2:6 Oz. of frozen Coca Cola.

3: 6-8 cherries.

To make;

1: fill 6 Oz of Coca Cola into an ice cube tray ad freeze.

2: Blend ice cubes with Jack Daniel’s old number 7

3: Top with a cherry.

4: this is optional, you can freeze a cherry in inside the ice cubes, to make a frozen cherry Coca Cola. I do not suggest this, particularly if you have someone in your circle that does not like cherries. This cocktail is sure to please, not tease. As well as put a little chill into the day for you. Before I forget Jack Daniel’s and Coca Cola is both register’d trade marks.

Lynch burg Lemonade:

Here is another refreshing way to cool off this summer with our best friend Jack Daniel’s.

Ingredients:

1: 11 Oz of Jack Daniel’s old number 7

2: Half an Oz of triple sec.

3: half an Oz of fresh lemon juice.

4: Lemonade. Lynchburg Lemonade

How to make: combine all ingredients in a pitcher, stir until well blended. Pour over ice in a highball glass, and enjoy. If you like lemonade, and you like Jack Daniel’s, you are going to fall in love with this delightful and refreshing cocktail. It’s a taste of summer in the south over ice. You can not go wrong with this one. Sure to become one of your favorites. I know that is one of mine. Do not leave just yet, I still have one more Jack Daniel’s a best friend forever mixer to share with you.

Tennessee Berry Mule:

I saved this one for last. Due to the fact, that this one is a little more complex to prepare. However, I have complete confidence in you. So do not be afraid and give it a try. Won’t you?

Ingredients:

1: 11 Oz of Jack Daniel’s old number7.

2: 1 Oz of amaretto.

3: 11 Oz of cranberry juice.

4: 8 Fresh raspberries.

5: Half an Oz lime juice.

6: 1 can of ginger beer.

How to make:

1: muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a shaker.

2: fill half of the shaker with some ice.

3: Add all the ingredients into the shaker, with the exception of the ginger beer, save this for the end. Now shake vigoursly for about 10 seconds.

4: Fill a highball glass ( a tall glass ) with fresh ice cubes.

5: Strain all the liquids in the shaker into the glass.

6: Now is the time to bring the ginger beer into play, top off the glass with the ginger beer, and stir lightly. You do not want the beer to fizz up and spill all over the place.

7: float 3 of the raspberries on top of the drink to garnish, this is just for looks, eye appeal. I mean geese would you just look at it. I can not wait to make this lovely cocktail for myself. Raspberry Mule

Make It A Party:

This does not have to be a big shindig. Any time that a few friends, or some family members show up it’s a party. And when this happens, the best thing to serve everyone is of course Jack Daniel’s a best friend.

Now you have, right at your fingertips a few new drinks that you can serve to them. Chances are that they will be talking about you to everyone at the office. Or at the next gathering that they go to. Would’nt that be something, you the life of the party for once? You do not to thank me, but you are very welcome. I sincerely hope that you know, that I am working hard to find the best cocktails that I can find. If there is something that you are looking for, please do not hesitate to reach out and let me know exactly what it is you are looking for. And I promise to do my best to find it for you.

After all I am doing this for you my value’d readers. If it were not for you, there would be no reason for me to write these articles.

Thank You:

I just would like to say thank you for stopping by today, and for sticking around to listen to me talk. I hope that you at least found something on here that caught your interest. Also, I hope that you decide to give one, or all of these recepies a try. And if you do in fact give them a try, please come back and let me know how you made out with them.

Alright I am not going to sit here and bore you any longer. I am however going to finish this article the same way that I end every single one of my articles. And that is by asking you to please DRINK RESPONSIBLY and please do not drink and drive. You matter very much to me. and I just could not bare to go to your funeral. I just went to one for one of my wife nephews. So promise me that you will not end up on the side of the road in an overturned car.

We can drink and have a good time, and still make it home. Live to enjoy more drinks with friends and family tomorrow.

Love always John D. God bless

 

Gin And Tonic The Breakfast Of Champions:

In today s topic, gin and tonic the breakfast of champions, I am going to tell a little story of how this cocktail came to be a breakfast drink for me. so please bear with me, all will be explained.

The Early Days:

I call this the early days for the fact that I was young pup serving our great nation in the United States Navy. I was stationed on the USS BELLEAU WOOD LHA 3. I believe that it was around 1989 at the time, if my memory serves me right. This is not the actual ship, but it gives you an idea of what an aircraft carrier is. The picture below resembles another ship I was on first. The USS MIDWAY. That is whole other story in its self, but I will save that for another time. For now, I will continue with our topic of today.

We were just pulling into Subic Bay, of the Philippine islands after being out to sea for a couple of months. So a few of the guys that I was friends with, decided that once liberty call was announced, we would go off ship for breakfast. We got a taxi cab, and went to the base enlisted personnel’s club. I had no idea of their breakfast in mind, and here I thought we going for some eggs and bacon. Boy was I wrong, I knew that I was in for one heck of a day when we bellied up to the bar. Still, I figured we were going to order food from the bar, but to my surprise, when they both asked the bartender for a gin and tonic. I heard some strange things, my first two years in the navy. But alcohol for breakfast, it was a good thing that my was still not alive. I had never even considered having a cocktail for breakfast, but I went along with them and ordered the exact same thing as they did.

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What Is A Gin And Tonic:

Gin and tonic is a very simple drink. All you need is some good gin, and some tonic water ( carbonated water, sparkling water) and maybe some lime juice. Pour all ingredients into a mid sized glass over ice. And there you have it, a gin and tonic, the breakfast of champions.

Now we sat there at the enlisted club for several hours, just drinking and listening to country music. I suppose we were trying to get a little drunk before going out into the village of Subic bay.

The Village Of Subic Bay:

Oh the village of Subic bay, the stories that could be told about this place. We would be here all night and then some. I think in the four years that I was in the navy, I believe that I went to Subic Bay at least 13 times. To this day, I still can not figure out why started drinking at the club on base. All the clubs in town served alcohol. And for a real inexpensive price. If I remember correctly, a bottle of San maguil beer was only .050 cents. Yes I said that right. A beer for fifty cents, I would not lie about this.

After all we were in the land of sin and fun. The only problem for me was trying not to run into my wife to be. As long as I avoided the far end of the street, everything would be just fine, That way I was able to continue to hang out with the guys, and party some more. So as long as I did not go anywhere near the club she worked in, I could party all night long. But eventually some time during the afternoon, me and the guys separated and went our own ways. So I sobered up a little, and headed to the end of the street. Besides, there only so many dancing girls that one man can handle in a day.

The End Of The Street:

By now I had enough of gin and tonic the breakfast of champions. All that I wanted to do, was go find the little woman who I was going to marry. However, I did not marry her. I told her that I had a child back home with another woman, and I had to do the right thing, and marry the woman I now call my wife. And have called her my wife for the past thirty years, come this September.

Once I told( Edna ) the Philippine girl this, she looked at me and said okay, now lets go home. By this time I had enough alcohol in me to put an elephant to sleep. So of course I went back to our apartment with her. After all I was paying fifty dollars a month for us live there. I know sounds like I’m lying, I can assure you, that is all I was paying to live there. This even included all the electricity, and running water indoors. We did have a shower outside. You know the enclosed ones with the vines climbing all over them. The picture of paradise.

The End:

Well friends we are at the end of another one of life stories. Okay you can laugh all you want, I don’t mind, because you are laughing with me. I sincerely hope that you found this article just a little entertaining. I honestly try not to bore the hell out of you. If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me. I love questions. Now before I leave you, I want to remind you to always be careful. Please drink responsibly and never drink and drive. If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times. I am so tied of going to funerals. The life that save could be your own. Not only that, taking the life of someone else. Is something that you can never come back from.

Love always John D. God bless.

Tasty Tequila Drinks You Can Easily Make At Home:

In today’s topic, tasty tequila drinks you can easily make at home. I hope to inspire you, to step out of box and try something that perhaps you never thought of. So I have scoured the universe in order to find a few recipes that I sincerely hope that you will give a try. Now then shall we get right to it?

ginger mint paloma

CASA GINGER MINT PALOMA:

If you do not like ginger, then I suggest that you skip over this one and move on to the next recipe. First let us start with the ingredients.

2oz of casamingos reposado tequila.

1.5 oz of grapefruit juice.

1oz of fresh lime juice.

Half .05 oz of a simple syrup, ( sugar and water that has been brought to a boil )

8-10 mint leaves.

Preparation is as follows.

Muddle some mint leaves, muddle means to crush up to bring out the oils and flavor. Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice, and shake vigorously for around 8-10 seconds. Fine strain into a highball glass, do not worry if you do not have a highball glass, any tall glass that you have lying around will work just as well. We try not to stress out a lot here. After all we are trying to have a good time right? Now add some fresh ice to the glass and garnish with a grapefruit wheel and a mint sprig. Sounds refreshing does’nt it? My mouth is watering just writing about it. Too bad I am stuck at work, with nothing but a Mt. Dew. Please do not go anywhere, I still have two more drinks to share with you. You should know by now, that I am not just give you one and be done. The next cocktail is even more enticing.

Strawberry, Kiwi Margarita: strawberry kiwi margerita

Oh I know, just the sound of a margarita makes me think of Tijuana. And just in case you are wondering, no I did not eat the worm. Want to know how to make this fabulous cocktail? good here we go so buckle up buttercup.

Ingredients:

2oz blue nectar silver tequila:

1oz lime juice:

.75 oz of agave nectar:

.25 oz of strawberry liqueur:

2 strawberries, and half of one peeled kiwi:

To prepare:

Muddle strawberry and kiwi (crush) together and combine all other ingredients. Shake then strain. Finally, garnish with a strawberry and a slice of kiwi. Add some ice and you are ready to enjoy. Perfect for the hot sticky weather that has plagued the states this summer. Are yo ready for some more fun? Of course, you are, so I will give you some. We are just getting started today. On to the next one, and this one is a fun one.

oaxacan old-fashioned:

Ingredients:

1.5 oz of Corralejo Resposada Tequila:

.05 oz of Vida Mezcal:

1 bar spoon (teaspoon) of agave nectar:

2 dashes of Angostura bitters:

2 dashes of Bittermans, Xocaloctl bitters. Wow that was a mouth full.

Preparation:

Stir all the ingredients with some ice, pour over a large format ice cube. A big chunk will be fine. Pour into a rocks glass, or a short glass you have in the kitchen cabinet is okay as well. All that is left to do now, is to garnish the drink with an orange peel, and it’s oils. Sit back and enjoy. This is a perfect cocktail to entertain any buissines lunch guests. Or just to impress some old college buddies. When I said tasty tequila drinks you can easily make at home, I was’nt joking

The Mystic Marvel:

Even the sound of this one sends shivers down my spine. However, it looks to darn good to pass up.

Ingredients:

1.5 oz of casamigos tequila:

1oz of prickly pear pur’ee:

.75 oz of agave nectar:

.75 oz of lime juice, fresh is best, but a bottled on will work as well.

Preparation:

Combine all the ingredients over ice, in a shaker, shake for about 10 seconds, then strain over fresh ice in a short glass.

Garnish with a salt rim and a lime wheel. this one to impress. Serve at any gathering you have this summer, and you are sure to be the talk of the neighborhood. I mean come on just look at the sheer beauty of it. Right now I wish that I was at home with the wife. I would certainly be mixing a couple of these up for the two of us. knowing me, I would probably make a pitcher of it, and drink the night away.

 

The Night Has To Come To End:

Well it is the end of another great conversation with some great friends. I sincerely hope that you are enjoying the content here at love of spirits. Please, if there is ever anything that I can help you with. Do not hesitate to drop me a line. Let me know what you would like to talk about. Or if you have a cocktail recipe that you would like to know about, let me know. Please feel free to leave me a comment on any of the topics found on this site. I promise you, that I will not bite, well not to hard anyway

 

Thank you for stopping by today, I look forward to hearing from you soon. And remember please drink responsibly and do not drink and drive. I am so sick and tired of going to funerals. If I never have to go to another, that would be absolutely fine with me. Plus the life you save just may very well be your own life. Enjoy the parties that we attend, just make sure that when you leave those parties, that you are sober enough to drive safely. Know that I am working hard for you. It does me no good if you go out and drink. Thenget behind the wheel of a car and kill yourself or someone else. I think this pandemic has taken enough lives, don’t you? So do me a huge favor won’t you? Stay home and make these easy tequila drinks. Have a great night friends

Love always John D.

 

use of alcohol with diabetes:

Today I would like to talk about the use of alcohol with diabetes, as well as the effects it has on the body. Please keep in mind that I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV.

WHAT IS DIBETES:finger stick

Diabetes is a disease, where the body can no longer produce insulin, or produce enough insulin. This causes the body to not be able to process sugar the way it is meant to do. There is two types of diabetes.

First, there is type one diabetes. Type one is where you develop diabetes at an early stage in life. Sometimes we are born with it. This is a lifetime journey with the disease.

Second is type two, this is when we develop the disease later in life. Usually as a result of our diet and the lack of exercise. Go figure we work all day, go home and have a nice relaxing drink, and our reward for this, is a nasty little disease called diabetes. Yes I said nasty, because of what this disease does to the body, in which it causes havoc on all the organs. And we have to constantly check and regulate the blood sugar levels. We will get into the effects later in this post. Next you probably want to know if you can use alcohol with diabetes. So I am going to answer this question for you, sit back grab a drink and relax while I answer you.Heavy Beers

Use of alcohol with diabetes:

Can we use alcohol with diabetes, this is the big question for today, drum roll please, yes we can use alcohol with diabetes. We just have to be cautious, and use some restraint. What do I mean by restraint? Simple do not sit there and drink a twelve pack, have two or three.

Plus there are some changes that we can make that will allow us to enjoy the use of alcohol with diabetes. Let us touch base on two of those changes now. The first change we can make is switch to a light beer. Stop laughing, in today s market there are a lot of flavorful light beers available for purchase. The biggest thing we have to look out for is total net carbohydrates. Guess what, carbohydrates are in all the stuff we love to eat. You know, like bread products, rice, and also those nice sweet white wines that everyone loves to sip on at the end of a long day. However, there is good news. Like I said switching to light beer is a step in the right direction. For me, I have started drinking Michelob ultra. I find it to be a full-bodied beer, that is very refreshing. I am more than likely going to have one after I am done writing this article.

Red, Red Wine:

Red wine with friendsFor those of us that enjoy a nice glass of wine with friends, at the end of a long day. Switching to a red wine verses a white wine is a better use of alcohol with diabetes. Me personally, I have always liked red wine over white wine. I have always felt that white wine is too dry for my taste. Plus red wine has more benefits for your health than white wine does. What benefits do you say?

First off red wine is rich in antioxidants, this is real good for the blood stream. It helps enrich the blood with oxygen. Red wine is also good for the cardiovascular health. Meaning that is good for the heart. And the best benefit of red wine is that it has fewer of those nasty little carbohydrates. Red wine also helps the blood vessels get oxygen rich blood throughout our bodies. Keeping the veins open can lower blood pressure, as well as help reduce the risk of having a heart attack. Trust me you do not want that. Take it from someone who has been there and done that. Alright it is getting close to quitting time. And I promised to talk about the effects of the use of alcohol with diabetes.

 

Affects diabetes has on the body:

Live HeartHaving diabetes has several effects on our bodies. I compiled a list for you, as of my knowledge. Remember I am not a doctor or do I play one on TV.

1: diabetes causes issues with the eys, loss of site is possible if we are not careful with our sugar levels.

2: CAD ( coronary artery disease) Too much sugar in the blood stream causes clotting, and can lead to a heart attack.

3: abnormal sugar can cause problems with our livers, like we need that when we’e already causing that problem from drinking alcohol.

4: Kidney disease, Diabetes is known to shut down the kidneys. Then we have to go on dialysis. Nobody wants to go to a hospital a couple of days a week, and be hooked to a machine to filter out our kidneys.

5: Loss of limb, ( a leg, arm, or toes) usually it starts with the doctors removing one or more of your toes.

I’m sure that there are a whole slews of other problems that diabetes can cause. But this is not a medical site, after all this is a place for alcohol. I just wanted to inform you that we can use alcohol with diabetes. We just need to make a few changes.in our drinking habits

Don’t Worry Be Happy:

I don’t want you to worry about the use of alcohol with diabetes. If we do nothing but worry, we will never live. Life is more fun when we sit back and enjoy a cocktail or two now and then. Please remember every thing in this site are the views of the owner of the site. That is me. All that I want for you, my readers is to have some fun, and enjoy life as much you possibly can. Before I leave you I want to add, that if you have diabetes, and you decide to have a cocktail or two, you should consider eating something before or during your drinking. This will aid in low blood sugar, that can send you to the hospital.

As always please be safe out there, don’t drink and drive. Drink responsibly.

Love always: John D. And god bless.