OMG - that postcard is hilarious!
I am loving the cactus fruit liqueur and thanks for sharing the recipe. I love the idea of the ginger one, so I may try my hand at that too - I love ginger anything. I agree with Wulf - I do see prickly pear when I go to the Asian/South Asian markets, and some of the larger grocery stores here in Toronto. Wulf, I like your idea of the hibiscus flower too - but where to get it? In dried form?
I had a truly crappy week at work, my legs are aching like mad just from the physical work, and my soul is sucked because of the high percentage of a-holes, and BS I had to cope with, and to top it off, I really wanted a bit of happy juice when I came home - BUT <not so>DH LEFT ME NOTHING!!!!!!
He will have no idea how close he came to being smothered in his sleep last night
Anyways, I need to productively rant in a workload form for my union and manager instead, so I will stop there, and just drink coffee, and think happy thoughts until I go to the liqueur store tonight.
On a happy note - I have a new student working with me and we somehow got onto the conversation that veered into marinated vodka watermelons and she suggested something truly awesome IMO - after soaking the vodka into the watermelon, slice off a side, take a handheld blender and blend it up and just ladle out the contents as a drink. My idea on top of that was to just use the jumbo bubble tea straws and stick it into the watermelon to make one big cocktail with a biodegradable container... why mess up a glass after all?
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