Fruit Loopy

I am a marketing major’s dream.  Slap some colorful artwork or something shiny on a product and I am drawn to it like a kid with ADD.  The most recent thing to catch my eye was Three Olives Loopy.  I was wandering up and down the vodka aisle at the liquor store while my boyfriend changed his mind for the millionth time about what beer he was going to buy and there it was – purple cap, blue, yellow, orange, pink and purple rings and that name – Loopy.  Vodka that tastes like Fruit Loops?!  Gimmie, gimmie!!!

It’s a rainy day today – perfect for staying in an experimenting with my pretty bottle of vodka.  I cracked it open and the smell of one of my favorite kiddie cereals wafted out.  This is going to be so easy, I thought to myself.  Mix the vodka with some of the heavy cream I have left from yesterday’s chocolate mousse cake and I should have a drink that tastes just like the leftover milk from a bowl of Fruit Loops.  I poured a shot of vodka and a splash of cream into my cocktail shaker with some ice, gave it a quick shake and then went in for the taste test.

WHY do things smell so good and then taste like CRAP?!  Coffee, smelly markers, Loopy vodka.  Unfair.  It didn’t taste at all like Fruit Loops and had that nasty cheap vodka burn.  I added some grenadine and shook again.  Still yucky.  As a last resort I tried adding some cherry fruit juice I had in the fridge and then…

Ahhhhhhhh!!!  If Toucan Sam was a boozer, this would be his drink of choice.

 

Fruit Loopy Ingredients

One shot Three Olives Loopy
One shot cherry fruit juice
Splash of cream/half & half/milk to taste
Splash of grenadine
Ice

Directions

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake it up (oooh-oooh)!

If you like, rim your martini glass with some crushed Fruit Loops before pouring in your cocktail.

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Cupcakes Taste Better Than Gasoline

Exactly how does one become addicted to drinking gasoline?!?!???  I’m watching My Strange Addiction on TLC and I am completely baffled.  “I liked the way it smelled, so I decided to drink it… It didn’t taste good.”  No, really?!  Yet somehow now this chick is addicted to doing daily shots of the stuff.

I like the smell of some weird things.  Elmer’s Rubber Cement and Play-Doh (check out Play-Doh Cologne!!) to name a few.

Rubber Cement suicide
Rubber Cement suicide (Photo credit: Chapendra)

I don’t eat them though!! Okay, so ONE time in elementary school I licked a smelly marker – who hasn’t done that?  Point is – I didn’t do it AGAIN!  I don’t need to become a member of Marker Lickers Anonymous.  I need to know – how does trying something once and NOT liking it lead to becoming addicted to it?  More importantly, where does TLC find these people?!

Sigh.

Here’s one of my addictions…

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes!!  You can get the recipe I used here.  I bought a package of Pepperidge Farm Snickerdoodle cookies and cut into triangles for the decoration.  This has to be one of the most delicious cupcake recipes ever, and it uses boxed cake mix so it’s super easy!

If you ever get the urge to drink some gasoline, try one of these instead.