Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Traveling Mickey - The Food and Drink Post

Greetings once again!

TT was nice enough to allow me to post again so I thought I would post a little about the food and drinks I had on the recent cruise. One of the things that you are guaranteed when taking a cruise is that you have lots of tasty food and some intriguing drinks.

First off, there is never a table on the ship that doesn't have a drink menu sitting on it.  The first thing you do once on the ship is order up your first drink. it's very important you pick the right one as it sets the bar for the rest of the trip.  Too weak and you just aren't as interested as in getting a drink again (although this will save you a ton of money) and too strong then you are a little intimidated with the rest of the week. My first drink?  I went for the blended margarita.  Yeah, I had to share it with Mrs. T but then who wouldn't?  BTW, I have to agree, anecdotes are definitely funnier with a drink.

One issue you have to be careful of when you are my size is just getting to the drink.  If you are not careful then you will fall in and there are not a lot of ways to get out of the glass if this happens, especially if no one hears you yell for help. Of course my solution was to just drink my way out of the glass.  Thank goodness this was a tasty pink lemonade flavored drink.








The next drink we had was called a Kiss on the Lips.  This lovely concoction was made with mango puree, peach schnapps, and grenadine.  Top it off with a slice of orange and you have one killer drink. It reminded me of an Orange Julius.  This a drink that will cool you off and warm you up all while relaxing in that lounge chair on the deck with a book.  Just be careful try not to have too many of these puppies since they do have a quiet kick.

Maybe instead you have a taste for a classic?  How about a Long Island Ice Tea?  Made with gin, tequila, vodka, rum, triple sec, sour mix, and a splash of cola to make what looks like an ice tea, but most definitely not your momma's ice tea. Unless she likes a little kick in her tea.  In this case the mix was a little off and we didn't finish them, but that should never dissuade you from soldiering on with another drink.


 In this case we went into Cabo San Lucas and visited the cantina owned by the musician Sammy Hagar, Cabo Wabo Cantina.  Here we sampled the tequila and listened to the live band. As you can see, I have a slight problem reaching the lime slices to go with my tequila.

So I have given you an overview of the drinks from the trip, but what about the food?  I had so many delicious meals on this trip, but as anyone knows, the best part of the meal is ALWAYS the dessert.  I had some great options. The first is the apple pie ala mode.  Mmm, the cinnamon was perfect and I loved it!




Next up was the black forest cake. A wonderful amalgamation of chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream that just leaves you wanting for more.  But then the plate is empty and your fork is all that is left to clean.  You mourn the loss and call for the last this needed to cap off the meal...
a cup of espresso.




I asked for a cortadito, but they didn't know what it was and I had to settle for this.

Ah, well life is still good.

--TM

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