Posts Tagged ‘booze’

What’s your Alibi?

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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Howdy folks! It’s Monday and I am here to bring you a fun booze filled review. They call it liquid courage and it’s no real surprise that drinking whiskey is like developing superpowers. Good can come with whiskey when used responsibly but things can instantly become a shit storm when used for evil.

I recently tried Alibi American Whiskey and it was rather wonderful. I am not typically a whiskey drinker but it is a smooth 90 proof blended whiskey that was easy on my mouth. This whiskey can work for shooting, drinking on the rocks, or mixing for your favorite cocktails. Alibi is there to be a part of your party. The brand and marketing is directed towards people that are ready for a unique story or to make bad ass memories. Remember folks, with great power and taste comes great responsibility. Don’t be that fool that uses these powers for lameness!

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Since I am openly in love with cocktails, I decided to use my Alibi American Whiskey to make something pretty American. I made an American Woman. This drink requires 1 1/2 oz Alibi American Whiskey, 1/2 oz Creme de Noyaux, 1/2 oz Cherry Liqueur and 1 oz Southern Comfort peach liqueur. It’s a rather simple drink. Empty all of the proper amounts of your ingredients into a drink shaker with some ice, let it chill, pour it into a cocktail glass and BAM! You have a tasty American Woman!

So what’s your Alibi? You can find out where you can pick up this tasty whiskey by using this trusty map. Sadly, it hasn’t made a full world takeover but I have faith that it will! What are some of your favorite whiskey cocktails? Do you use your whiskey powers for good or for evil? In the meantime, CHEERS!

Stay sexy Gotham!
latanya

How to survive family members during the holidays.

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Photo by John Damaschke

So the holidays are here and I am sure  there isn’t enough vodka in the world to drown out the craziness of some of your family members. How many times can you hear your uncle tell the SAME story he tells you every time he sees you? Also, I am sure we all have those relatives that insist on telling us information that we would have never wished to know. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been around family members that were counting the calories of everything on my plate or trying to find out why i’m not married yet. It would be nice to have a set plan on what to do in those difficult situations. I’m here to give you some helpful tips on how to survive your family on the holidays. Buckle your seat belts guys, someone’s uncle is about to make things very awkward.

Photos by SublimeBudd

Make sure you have your sense of humor turned up to high. Let’s face it kids, all of our families are crazy. Yes, we love them but it doesn’t mean that they aren’t crazy as hell. The holidays are already stressful enough, so let’s make light of it. Something I enjoy doing is pretending that my family is on some insane drama filled reality show (Bad Girls Club style). Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger (all but the mystery meat that your aunt is trying to force feed you). Laugh and joke about the nonsense that takes place because in all honesty, that’s all you can do. 

Don’t be fooled! Your family will never be that family pictured in the perfect holiday setting in that commercial with the giant turkey. Join in with the crazy if necessary. Learn to enjoy the crazy stories, awkward moments, and eggnog. As they say, “If you can’t beat them, join them”. You can always go back to your “I’m cooler than my family” life after your done singing some carols, hanging some decorations, and wondering why grandpa wandered into the living room naked. 

Photo by Molicaynden

Bring a sexy decoy. Well maybe not a ‘sexy’ decoy but someone that you enjoy being around as a good distraction. This person can also be used as a excuse to leave, “I know Uncle Frank, but my friend’s face is bleeding and he is sitting in my car. I really need to go”. Decoys are love in this situation. Extra points if they are actually sexy and you can run off to go to a dance party being held at a local Chinese restaurant. 

Bottoms up! If all of these other tips fail or you feel that you mentally can not handle your yearly awkward family moments, drink it up! Don’t get trashed but definitely drink enough to be okay with the fact that there are crazy things taking place around, near, or to you. 

We can’t help but love where we come from. Family will always be family. We can’t choose them but remember, they are there for the love. No mater how weird, or drunk, or naked, or awkward, or terrifying, or uncomfortable they may be. Blood is thicker than water.

Do you have any tricks that I should know about to help deal with the once a year family awkward? Are you married or in a relationship where you would have to deal with double the uncomfortable because you have to visit two crazy families? Are you brave enough to share any of your embarrassing family during the holidays stories?

Currently looking for a flask,

Latanya Rene

Cut me open for your Thanksgiving meal.

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

 Christina Ricci as “Wednesday Addams” in Addams Family Values.

If you were in the states yesterday or have lots of friends that live in the states, you are well aware that yesterday was Thanksgiving. It is a day where you eat way too much food, you’re grateful for your blessings, have awkward family conversations, and drown out most of the day with booze.

One of the best ways to take a moment and appreciate what you have in your life is by writing a gratitude list. I have sat down and compiled all of the things I am thankful for this Thanksgiving season.

Here are the top 20 things I am thankful for:

20. Mick Jagger’s hot pants

19. That my pants still fit.

18. Adult beverages!

17. My iPhone.

16. Two termin’ Barack Obama.

15.  The end of the Twilight series.

14. Ewoks!

13. Everything that I own that is covered in glitter!

12. My nail artist.

11. Boobs.

10. Instagram for my inner hipster.

9. Harvey Dent.

8. The end of 2012 and the possible zombie apocalypse.

7. Cupcakes!

6. Makeup.

5. Mike Falzone and his words of wisdom.

4. Curly hair products!

3. My future husband Childish Gambino.

2. This!

1. YOU!

Thank you for being  a part of my adventures and all of your amazing support! I look forward to taking over the internet, blogosphere, and the world.

Up, up, and away,

Latanya Rene