The weather has been summery and gorgeous here in L.A. — and many other parts of the country — this week, putting me in the mood for a fruity, tropical drink. It’s also inspired me to wear sandals and forced me to LOOK at my toenails, which have been blissfully hiding in boots all winter long, and realize the pedicure I got six months ago ain’t lookin’ so hot anymore. (I know! ONLY six months ago! They just don’t make pedicures like they used to, do they?)
Hopefully, after enough of this week’s fruity TGIF drink — the Caribbean Screwdriver — I’ll get “toe goggles” and my pedicure will miraculously look beautiful again.
THE CARIBBEAN SCREWDRIVER
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
1 oz. Crème de Bananes
1 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum (Mr. Candy recommends using TWO ounces, because the lush thought it could be “a little stronger”… this is why I love him)
4 oz. Orange Juice
2 oz. Pineapple Juice
2 oz. Cream (I used two percent milk as a substitute, ’cause that’s the kind of health-conscious person I am. *Ahem* It worked just as well as cream, in my not-so-humble opinion.)
Mix and shake ingredients in a shaker glass with ice. Strain the mixture into a tall glass (being classy and all, I just used one of our everyday glasses) filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry or strawberry if you’re feeling fancy-schmancy. Or if you’re looking to get rid of the rotting strawberries in your fridge, like I was.
And if you’re not experiencing summer-like weather in your part of the world…? Might I suggest making one of these bad boys, cranking up the heat and kicking back as you imagine lounging on the white shores of St. Thomas?
Yeah, I think I’m going to do that, anyway. Ahhhhhhh.
The verdict: “This may be my new favorite drink,” gasped Mr. Candy, an unabashed Fruity Drink Lover, as I allowed him to take one TINY sip of my Caribbean Screwdriver.
Marcy and I finished the rest.