Drinks on the Beach, Shots at Home


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We were pummeled here in Aruba with continued rain.  Not loving it, at all, but we’re staying upbeat about it because there are parts of sun each day.

A couple evenings ago when it wasn’t raining, we walked over to the Radisson Hotel for their 2-for-1 Happy Hour at their beach bar.

Pool at hotel

Outside hotel with palm trees and water figure

Scott and I got a pair of Sex on the Beaches for $12 bucks.  Not super cheap, but better than $24!

Sex on the Beach Drink
Woman and child sitting at table outside of hotel
Woman and child at table with woman holding up cocktail

Good, but not the best drink ever.  That’s what happens when they use well liquor, i.e. the cheap crap.

Woman sipping on cocktail

On our way out, Skylar wanted to check out the parrots and birdsthey have on the property

Cage with parrot inside
Look, Mommy, A Bird just like Buddy!  (Buddy is her parrot bird “friend” from the Hyatt Hotel)
Little girl standing by parrot in cage
Making Bird Noises.  “Gaaaaawk.  Gawwwwk.
Little girl holding mans hand by bird cage
A fun little outing for sure!

Remember when we went out for drinksthe other night last week?

Woman holding cocktail in bar

Well, drinking out is expensive.  A round of drinks for Scott and I with tax and tip is nearly 20 bucks (or more!) per round.  10 bucks a drink.  And although I am a lightweight in the boozehound department these days, I am cheap not made of money.

So I decided to get smart and buy some vodka and peach schnapps so I could make my own Sex on the Beachdrinks

Receipt for alcohol
Approximately $40 bucks US.  So basically after 2 drinks, each, for Scott and I at home, this booze has paid for itself. 

There are a million recipes on the internet for how to make shots, Sex on the Beach shot and drinks, and other drinks.  In an effort to not spend a small fortune on extracts, juices, and specialty liquors, etc. I kept this recipe basic since whatever we don’t use in the next 2 weeks is being thrown out, sadly.


Sex on the Beach Shots
2 oz Vodka
1.5 oz Peach Schnapps
4 oz Fruit Punch (or 2 oz of Orange Juice, 2 oz of Cranberry)
Add ice cubes and shake to blend
Yields 2 healthy sized shots


You can use a fancy stainless steel drink mixer/strainer setup of you have one.  But most of us have a coffee or water reusable bottle.  Just use your coffee-go-cup and open the nozzle and pour our the shots into two glasses.

 It should be noted that this is enough peach schnapps to last me well into my 80s.
Metal glass full of ingredients for cocktail
Sex on the Beach Shots in two glasses
Hand holding empty glass
Bottoms Up!

Feeling like you want more shots in your life?  Buttery Nipple Shots, baby!

Buttershots and Bailey's bottles of liquor

Glad you liked my recipe yesterday!  The GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting

GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting on plate
Close up of GF Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting
It was also fun to hear what your idea of the richest dessert is.  I think cheesecake and then tiramissu topped the list.

This fudge is super rich, too.  I forgot to mention this one yesterday and it’s a No Bake, 5 Minute Recipe:  Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Cut Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge in container
Stacked Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Do you have a favorite drink or shot recipe?

Do tell!




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