Friday, November 19, 2010

From the Ironing Board

Welcome to "From the Ironing Board". This is my weekly segment (usually on Fridays, but it's a slow Thursday night and I'm really putting off my Ecology lab report), where I'll share my (limited) knowledge of mixology, the art and science of cocktail recipes.

What's with the title? Well, dorm life isn't easy. It often involves improvisation when the many amenities we've become so accustomed to are no longer available. But I'm not about to let the restrictions of my dorm room get between me and love for cocktail parties. I've discovered that Nalgene bottles make awesome shakers and, well, just about anything can be a shot glass, but more recently, I've learned that the height and width of my ironing board makes it the perfect wet bar. And so, "From the Ironing Board" was born and without further adieu, here's my first recipe:

Classic Cosmopolitan
1 1/2 oz vodka
3/4 oz triple sec
3/4 oz cranberry juice
1 oz fresh lime juice

Pour the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice into a cocktail shaker (or Nalgene!) half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.


  1. As a consumer of the Squid's concoctions, I can personally vouch for the deliciousness of its drinks, as well as the effectiveness of the ironing board.

  2. Here's a delicious cocktail from the Steele family to the Squid's this Thanksgiving Day.

    Spiced Apple Punch

    2 c. apple cider
    4 oz. spiced rum
    2 oz. cinnamon schnapps (I use Goldschlager--so festive with the gold flakes floating merrily around one's glass!)

    Combine all ingredients and serve over ice.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Squid! Love, Momma Steele