More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Nikujaga is a special stew that comes from Japan. It’s made with potatoes, meat, sweetened soy sauce, and onions. It’s served on cold, winter days usually as a home-cooked meal.

nikujaga

 

  • Li hing mui is a salty, dried plum that can be found all over China. It has a bright red color, and is usually covered in a powder made from licorice, salt, and sugar. It has an acquired taste, and can also be used in various alcoholic beverages.

livs

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are  ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Black Devil Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 black olive

Directions: Stir rum and vermouth with cracked ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with the black olive and serve.

black devil

 

  • Dixie Pearl Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz grenadine syrup
  • 3/4 amaretto almond liqueur
  • 3/4 oz creme de cacao
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 4 oz evaporated milk

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes, and shake well. Pour over ice in a tall glass, and serve.

dixie 

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Before I start my post, I just wanted to say thank you so much for 200 followers! I never expected so many people to like my blog, and I’m honestly thankful to everyone of you. Expect a special post in the near future. Now, let’s begin our regularly scheduled program!

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Frozen Yeti Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz raspberry vodka
  • 1 oz orange rum
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur 
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
  • 3 cups ice

Directions: Mix ingredients in a blender.

frozen yeti

 

  • Dark Lagoon Cocktail

Ingredients 

  • 1 oz Blue curaçao liqueur 
  • 1 oz grenadine syrup
  • pineapple wine

Directions: Pour the blue curaçao and grenadine into a highball glass. Fill with pineapple-flavored wine, to taste, and stir. Garnish with a slice of pineapple.

blue lagoon

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Cactus Cola Cocktail 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Parfait Amour® orange liqueur
  • 1 dash lime juice
  • 5 oz cola

Directions: Pour all ingredients over ice cubes in a highball glass. Stir well, and serve.

cactus coktail

 

  • Pineapple Fizz Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz light rum
  • 6-8 oz club soda
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar

Directions: Shake everything except the soda with ice; strain into a highball glass. Fill with the soda.

pine

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Frozen Apple Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Applejack® brandy
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 egg white

Directions: Blend all ingredients with 1 cup crushed ice in an electric blender at low speed for a short length of time. Pour into an old-fashioned glass and serve.

frozen apple

 

  • Platinum Bullet Alcoholic Shot

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz peppermint schnapps

Directions: Shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a shot glass. Use green peppermint schnapps.

silver

My Homage To Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader. This incredible series of books are one of my main inspirations for starting a blog in the first place. I was always extremely happy upon buying one of these books. They are magnificent tomes that hold crazy, wonderful, and at times, ridiculous facts. I highly recommend picking up one of these books ASAP, as it will have you entertained for hours. This post will be covering some of my favorite facts from the series as a sign of respect for the Bathroom Readers’ Institute. I am going to divide each set of facts into the main article in which they are featured. Now, as Uncle John always says, “Go with the flow”!

  • My First Job: This page covered the first jobs of famous celebrities. The article is featured on page 43 of Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader from 2007.  My favorite facts included; “Steve McQueen was a towel boy in a brothel.”, “Chris Rock was a busboy at Red Lobster.”, and “Walt Disney mashed apples in a jelly factory.”

 

  •  Not For Export: This page displayed many foreign products whose names were    lost in translation. The article is featured on page 99 of Uncle John’s Biggest Ever Bathroom Reader from 2002. The products included; “Ass Glue” a Chinese patent, “Homo Sausage” a Japanese beef jerky, and “Shitto” a spicy pepper sauce from Ghana. 

 

  • Games & Gambling: An article all about the crazy world of gambling and games in general. The article is found on page seven of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book Of Facts And Bizarre Information from 2006. The crazy facts included; “There are 635,013,559,599 possible hands in the game of bridge.” “If you add up all the numbers of the roulette wheel (1 to 36), the sum is 666.”, and “One in four compulsive gamblers is a woman.”

 

  • I’m Gonna Wallace! & Cockney Slang: These are very interesting articles about Cockney slang terms. Cockney Slang is found on pages 129-130, while I’m Gonna Wallace is found on page 424 of Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader from 2007. Some fascinating slang terms include; “Mutt and Jeff”, which means “Deaf.” “Trouble and strife”, which translates to “wife.” “Loaf”, which means “head”, and can also be said as “Loaf of Bread.” “Wallace”, means “to barf”, and is short for “Wallace and Grommit.” Lastly, for some reason, “Tom Cruise”, means “booze.”

 

  • Flubbed Headlines: This is a list of outrageous, but true newspaper headlines. Flubbed Headlines is found on page 34 of Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader from 2007. Some of the wacky headlines include; “Woman Improving After Fatal Crash.” “TV ads boost eating of obese children by 130%.” “Dr. Fuchs off to the Antarctic.” Then, the most punny entry, “Suicide squirrels driving utilities nuts.”     

  

Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Banana Cow Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz creme de bananes 
  • 1 1/2 oz cream
  • 1 dash grenadine syrup
  • 1 slice banana
  • nutmeg

Directions: Shake rum, creme de banana, cream, and grenadine with crushed ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Decorate with banana slice, sprinkle nutmeg on top, and serve.

cow

 

  • Peppermint Beach Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1 /2 oz Malibu® coconut rum

Directions: Mix with ice and serve cold. 

pepp beach