Monday, May 10, 2010

Tropical Sangria Recipe

Speaking of summer in a glass...... here is a recipe for a fabulous tropical sangria. Pineapple rum stars in this delicious tropical version of a white sangria!!! Be warned that it goes down a little too smooth!!!


glass pitcher (or a sangria pitcher)
wooden spoon
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 orange, sliced
fresh pineapple, sliced
1-1/2 cups pineapple rum
1/4 cup sugar
1 bottle of white wine (Reisling or Pinot Grigio works great)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup pineapple juice

After the citrus fruit is well-chilled, slice each piece into thin rounds (about 1/8 inch thick) and place them into the glass pitcher. Sprinkle the fruit with the sugar and carefully pour in the chilled rum. Stir the mixture gently and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

After the fruit has steeped in the rum, crush it gently with the wooden spoon. This will release the flavors. Pour the white wine, pineapple and orange juices into the pitcher and stir. Serve straight-up, or over ice for a lighter drink. Hello, summer!

New Music Monday 5/10/2010 Surfer Blood

Who's ready for summer??? Me me me!!!!!! Last week the weather was decent and this weekend, wouldn't you know it, the temperatures dropped. I swear this always happens in May. Just when you think it's safe to put away your sweaters...... BAM!!! It's 40 degrees and you're freezing your ass off again!!

At least we know it won't stay like this forever. Before you know it, we'll be enjoying the summer sun and all of these chilly days will be nothing but a sad, distant memory. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself. And now for the perfect addition to your summer soundtrack, 'Surfer Blood.' These guys are from West Palm Beach and just dropped their first album called 'Astro Coast' in January of this year.



It is pure summer from beginning to end!! I will save you from having to read me compare them to Weezer and Vampire Weekend. The similarity is there and you will hear it, but rather than try and figure out who or what this band sounds like I would rather just listen and love!! Ya know how I always say that sangria is like summer in a glass? Well, this is summer in your iPod. For real. Check it.....

'Floating Vibes'


'Take It Easy'

'Slow Jabroni'


'Catholic Pagans'

'Twin Peaks'

There it is, folks - that is the sound of summer. It might be cold and stupid outside right now, but listening to this I can almost imagine myself by the pool with a drink in my hand. Cheers!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A day late and a dollar short....New Music Monday

but, oh well!!! New Music Mondays have gone by the wayside again!!! That's what happens when the weather is nice and you have tons of stuff to do around the house. We've been super busy!! My birthday was this past Saturday and it was a good time. Kevin took me out and he got me a new Ipod!! Woot woot! It's blue. I lurv it!!!

And what was one of the first albums to go on this ipod??? 'Rabbit Fur Coat' by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins. I absolutely love it and cannot stop listening to it. I swear I have blogged about it before, but that could be my ADD getting the best of me yet again! Jenny was born in Vegas back in 77 and is a former child actress turned singer/songwriter (she was on The Golden Girls way back in the day!!!)Good thing because she is freaking brilliant. She's probably best known for her role as front woman for the band 'Rilo Kiley', but you will remember her best for just being awesome.


She paired up with the very talented Watson twins for this record and they are the perfect addition to Jenny's soulful voice! Some people try to label her as "country" or "folk" but I'm not sure she really fits entirely into either of those genres. It is what it is and it's magic as far as I'm concerned!! Anywho, here are my personal faves from 'Rabbit Fur Coat.'

'Rise Up With Fists' a big kick in the teeth to the hypocrits out there!!

'You Are What You Love'

'Handle With Care' Hey, look!!! It's Feist!!!

'Run Devil Run' and 'The Big Guns'

'The Charging Sky'

So this one wasn't probably something you'd expect from me, but I guess if anything it shows that I am well rounded in my musical selections!! Happy listening!!!

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