Favorite Summer Drink: The Michael Phelps

The Michael Phelps: Weed & Water

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Named after our favorite rebellious Olympian, the Weed & Water is a combination of Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka and water with a slice of lemon if you’re feeling fancy.

Other similar drinks to try this summer:

  • The John Daly – Combination of lemonade, iced tea and bourbon or lemonade and sweet tea vodka
  • Beer-Tini – Citrus vodka mixed with beer, lemonade and a splash of pineapple juice
  • Strip & Go Naked – Mix 6 cans of beer with 12 oz. of vodka and 12 oz. of lemonade concentrate. It may sound weird, but it’s really good – a great party drink!

What’s your favorite summer drink?

Life Beyond Vodka

Vodka is clearly my drink of choice. However – during my recent 10 day drinking bender – I drank out of my comfort zone, enjoying beergaritas, Irish Coffees and a number of different wines. Here are some of my favorite new recipes that – gasp!! – don’t include vodka:

Beergaritas – Since I was too busy binge drinking this weekend to actually write a post leading up to Cinco De Mayo, a post-Cinco De Mayo post highlighting my favorite drink of the evening will have to suffice. To make this delicious concoction you mix:

  • 1 can of Limeade (we found it at Target)
  • 1 can of Sprite Zero
  • 1 can of tequila
  • 1 light beer

Sounds weird, but it’s super delicious. This will definitely be a must-have drink this summer

Irish Coffees – Not a huge fan of drinking coffee black or of whiskey, but the two together make a yummy drink.IMG_2539

  • Hot Coffee
  • 1 shot of Irish Whiskey
  • A cube of sugar
  • Topped with thick whipped cream

I only wish I could drink these coffees every morning…

WINE – I love wine. I’ve gotten a new appreciation for it, although I’m still really cheap, so you have to balance taste with cost. Three of my favorites:

  • Dancing Bull Red Zinfandel
  • Yellow Tail Sweet Red
  • Grgich Cabernet Sauvignon

The Grgich is a little more pricey, but it was really good!

It feels wrong to even talk about another liquor besides vodka on our blog, but what’s your fave non-vodka drink?

Why I Love 25.

I have a lot of friends who have turned 25 and feel super old. Now I did have a minor quarter life crisis – of course – but I love 25. And here’s why…

1. I can be selfish – with my time and with my money. No kids, spouses or in-laws to take care of. Spending $50 at happy hour and stumbling home at midnight on a Wednesday? Why not!

2. I can still go to college bars. Disagree? Fine. I won’t invite you to come out with me. There are plenty of 25-year-old grad students who always go out to college bars so leave me alone to my cheap drinks and kids with fake IDs.

3. I can spend an entire Saturday catching up on TV shows because I don’t have any other commitments that aren’t bail-able.

4. I sleep fairly well. No worries about the kids running around or babies screaming or aches and pains (usually).

5. It sounds mature (spoiler: it’s not that mature). Saying I’m 25 is one of the only things I can do that makes me sound really grown up.

6. There are a lot of really fun blog posts all over the internet about 20-somethings. Gotta love reading about myself. I’m so scared to hit 30. There aren’t any fun blog posts about 30-somethings…

7. It may not be ok to get crazy, embarrassingly drunk, but, when you do, you can hide really easily. You don’t have a ton of roommates or live in the dorms AND you don’t have a spouse and kids running around to take care of all day. You can just turn off all the lights and watch TV while trying to forget you acted like a 21-year-old the previous night.

8. You don’t have kids yet – blah. scary. gross – but 25 is old enough to have at least one friend with a baby for you to play with.

9. Friends are getting married = Bachelorette parties are awesome.

10. It’s still – kind of – socially acceptable for your parents to buy you groceries when they visit you. But only if they offer…

Things You Should Be Too Old For In Your Mid 20s

Even though this list is true, it sure as hell doesn’t stop us from committing these mid-20s sins. Someday we will grow up. Or at least I keep telling myself that…

Things you should be too old for in your mid-20s:

1. College parties. Going back to campus for Spring Jam, Homecoming and random frat parties is no longer okay.
2. Eating foods like smiley fries, Spaghettios and dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets.
3. Taking pictures with bottles of booze. Or pictures of you and your friends taking shots.
4. Wearing clothes you’ve had since high school.
5. Pulling an all-nighter during the week for any reason.
6. Wasted Wednesdays.
7. Having a weird obsession with teeny bopper celebs like Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and the entire cast of Pretty Little Liars.
8. Crying at the bar.
9. Going to work hungover or – even worse – still drunk from a casual weekday happy hour.
10. Having mom schedule your doctor/dentist/eye appointments.
11. Day drinking just because you have no other weekend plans (it is ok to day drink for sporting events, holidays or beach days).
12. Wearing temporary tattoos on a casual basis.
13. Drinking boxed wine or wine coolers. Let’s be honest, I know both 15 and 50-year-olds who drink these.
14. Visiting the dentist once every three years.
15. Puking on the side of the road on the way home from the bar at midnight, and losing your phone in the phone in the process.
16. Smoking because it looks cool.
17. Drunk dials.
18. Leaving the house with wet hair.
19. Plastic and/or mismatched dishes, glassware, flatware, etc.
20. Dying your hair an unnatural color (i.e. hot pink).
21. Blackouts. Seriously, you should be able to control your drinking by now…

Stupid S#*t You Do When You Drink All Weekend

  • You order shots at happy hour (and then drunkenly blog about it)
  • You make Subway employees hate their job, and you
  • You play Buck Hunter. A lot.
  • You perform a taste-test between the Nacho Cheese and Cooler Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos
  • You call everyone and their mother in your phone until one finally answers
  • You force temporary tattoos on people’s faces at the bar
  • You take several Irish Car Bombs
  • You Instagram. A lot.
  • You play 4-player games of darts with one other person
  • You set up personal training sessions
  • You attempt to make meringue cookies at 1 a.m. and fail terribly
  • You show up to a 10 a.m. coffee meeting still drunk with face tattoos
  • You dance. A lot.
  • You have heart-to-hearts with anyone who will listen
  • You take over $100 out of your bank account at the bar ATM and have no idea what you spent it on
  • You cry at the bar for no reason
  • You ruin your “diet” by eating hungover food like french fries, onion rings, burgers and chicken tenders
  • You offer to pay a $60 cab fare because all you want to do is be in bed after drinking for 12 hours straight
  • You wake up, feel hungover but power through and keep drinking

Ring of Fire

The game I love, but everyone else seems to hate: Ring of Fire, Kings Cup, whatever you want to call it…

Easy to play! Take a cup, put it in the middle of the tables and spread cards around the outside of it. Then each person picks a card, counter-clockwise around the table. Here isScreen Shot 2013-03-05 at 9.26.58 AM what each card means:

2 – You

3 – Me

4- Whores

5 – 5-Fingers or I never

6 – Dicks

7 – Heaven

8 – Pick a Date and they have to drink with you every time you drink until the next 8 is pulled

9 – Rhyme

10 – Categories

Jack – Make your own rule

Queen – Question Master

King – Kings Cup: pour some of your drink in to the cup in the middle. The last person to pull a king has to drink the entire cup.

Ace – Waterfall: everyone starts drinking at the same time and stops one at a time, starting with the person who picked the ace.

This game is so fun. If you’re playing with a lot of people, add another deck!

What’s your favorite drinking game?

Signs You Are a Struggling 20-Something


1. You bring a flask to the bar. Or better yet, a “water” bottle.

2. You don’t learn from your mistakes. Your life is a constant pattern of going out and drinking too much, being extremely hungover, swearing you’ll never drink again and then repeating the next weekend – or the next night.

3. Saturdays and weeknights consist in TV binging. You watch the whole first season and 15 episodes of the second season of Scandal in one week.

4. You have tank tops, sweaters, pants with holes in them. You then refuse to buy a new $12 tank top because you’re “broke,” but you still spend over $50 on drinks on a random Sunday afternoon. That’s enough for about 10 hole-free tank tops…

5. You buy the same exact things at the grocery store each month because you know what you like, are cheap, and are too afraid to experiment (especially if you are only cooking for 1).

6. You get a haircut once a year and visit the dentist every other. You have better things to spend your time and money on, like buying a new dress or a case of wine.

7. You don’t own a library card and have no intention to get one anytime soon, let alone be able to tell a stranger where the nearest library is.

8. It’s embarrassing how much celebrity gossip you know in comparison to what is actually going on in the world.

9. You still get a $20 bill from your grandma on very important holidays like Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Easter.

10. That $20 bill doesn’t go towards your student loans, but instead towards the expensive kind of beer for the weekend – Miller Lite.

Game Day Recipes

The biggest game day of the year is coming up tomorrow: The Super Bowl. Although our beloved Packers are not playing, we’ll still be celebrating by eating delicious food, drinking too much, heckling Vikings fans, laughing at commercials and counting down until the real action happens: The Beyonce Half-Time Show.

Here are some of our favorite, game-day recipes:

Vodka Diet Coke
1 part Vodka
2 parts Diet Coke
Add a slice of lime if you’re feeling fancy
Good old vodka diet will make you the life of any Super Bowl Party.

Vodka Cranberry
2 oz. Vodka
Diet Cranberry Juice
Again, add a slice of lime if you’re feeling fancy
This low-cal, fruity drink is yummy and the perfect color if you’re supporting the San Fran 49ers.

Grape Apes
1 part UV Grape
1 part lemon-lime soda
*Add a splash of sweet and sour mix
A Grape Ape is a sweet drink, sure to give you gut rot in the morning, but great for showing your purple pride for the Ravens.

If the party you’re attending requires you to bring food, try making Taco Dip.

Not into cooking? Just pick up a bag of chips and salsa from the store on your way over…

Happy Super Bowl Weekend!

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