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I think this is the most exciting blog post I’ve done… so bear with me while I ramble on and on. ‘Cause I am. This cocktail for the week is solely dedicated to my hometown high school and their basketball team, the ECHS Mariners in Beaufort, NC. My boys won the freakin’ NC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Way to go!!!!
I made this cocktail just for you… in yellow and blue. Even though I know you boys can’t drink alcohol, I’m celebratin’ for ya. The oldest of you guys can enjoy this cocktail in about three years. And when you do, raise your glass and say cheers to The Blond Cook ECHS alumni. ‘Cause I rocked those halls of ECHS back in the day (or at least, I thought I did). 🙂
I am so proud of you guys. Because I know how hard you’ve worked to achieve this dream. You’re going places and DON’T EVER give up on your dreams. No matter WHAT life hands you… keep on truckin’. Just like you’ve done. You rocked this out and I salute you.
Do you know I STILL have my ECHS sweatshirt from back in 2003?
Just kidding… 1993. OUCH.
That’s me with the rockin’ bob off to the far right probably cheering for your dads back in the day. Dang I feel old.
But there’s nothing I love to see more than dedicated young people makin’ it happen. And when it hits my hometown… I’m gonna recognize.
TEAMWORK is where it all begins. No matter what, we have to have some kind of teamwork in our lives.
And by the way, CONGRATS on makin’ the front page of our newspaper today.
Holla at me when you’re 21 and I’ll mix you up one of these cocktails. In the meantime, CHEERS from me to you! 🙂Print
Cheers and congratulations to my hometown ECHS Mariners winning the NC State Championship!
- 3 parts Hpnotiq liqueur
- 2 parts Malibu rum
- Splash of lime juice
- Granulated sugar
- Optional pineapple wedges for garnish
- Rub rim of martini glass with water or lime wedge. Dip in sugar to coat rim of glass.
- Pour Hpnotiq, Malibu and lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge.