Archive for October, 2013

Words, Quotes, Lyrics: #4

Colour Quotes, Death Cab For CutieWisdom from Death Cab For Cutie – ‘A Lack Of Color’

I’ve found it incredible how much happier I have been for forcing myself to be a ‘Yes Man’ these past few weeks. I mean I genuinely used to think it would make me unhappy to make plans instead of sitting at home, holed up in my room. I think depression is the devil on your shoulder, misleading you down a dark path and you can’t even tell that you’re going the wrong way.

The lyrics to this song by Death Cab For Cutie have two meanings to me: One, that I feel like I have really let people down by locking myself away, but mostly that I’ve let myself down missing out on so many things. And two, that even when you feel at rock bottom, the whole world is out there – waiting for you.

Walking home from photography class last night I realised… I’ve been feeling great recently. Full, like my life is bursting at the seams. And boy do I recommend it!

Loves x xx

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Recipe: Amaretto, Three Ways

Amaretto Cocktails, Disaronno

As far as I’m concerned there are two types of amaretto – a sweet, almond flavoured, Italian silky liqueur (aren’t all the best things Italian?). There is low priced, ‘supermarket’ amaretto as I like to think of it; No matter the brand, I would lump all amarettos under £9 into this category. Then there is Disaronno, which actually hasn’t marketed itself as an ‘amaretto’ for a long time. I don’t know whether I am a snob or just cheap(!) but I hardly ever use Disaronno with a mixer as the taste is far superior without any additions. If I want to mix a cocktail I often buy in a more low-cost brand.

Amaretto Cocktails, Disaronno

Amaretto & Cranberry // Amaretto, fresh cranberry juice, slice of lime & ice in a tall glass. This highball is perfect for drinking all night, especially if you want to avoid gassy mixers like cola.

Amaretto Cocktails, Disaronno

Ama-nana-ade // Amaretto, banana liqueur, lemonade & ice in a tall glass, or a chunky wine glass like mine above. Slice of lime and cocktail umbrella optional ;) Perfect for a few hours of cocktail drinking with your besties.

Amaretto Cocktails, Disaronno

Amaretto on the Rocks // Amaretto with ice in a lowball glass or fancy tumbler like mine above (by Baci Milano). Perfect after a nice Italian meal, instead of coffee.

Personally my go-to drink is Amaretto on the Rocks. It’s crisp, refreshing and there are no additional mixers to bloat me or play havoc with my poor stomach. Plus when you don’t order a mixer you can cut out all those extra calories from fruit juice or fizzy drinks and it’s often just slightly cheaper too! Be warned, though, this drink slides down very easy especially when your friends are opting for long drinks. Don’t make the mistake of ordering a double every time or you may be quite ill.

Amaretto Cocktails, Disaronno

Cheers! x xx

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