Hump Day Happy Hour: Margaritas Revisited

It’s starting to get hot and humid here in Houston…in the 80s for the most part.  And my being pregnant means I feel about 20 degrees hotter than that.  I will be counting down the days until I can have my favorite drink to cool down: The Margarita.

Everyone reading this, please go and have a margarita for me!!  Come summer time I will be able to join you all!!

Fill up the Minute Maid container about 3/4 full with Mr & Mrs T Margarita Mix and add to the blender.  Then fill the container 3/4 full with tequila* and add to the blender as well.  Add ice to the top of the blender container.  Blend and drink. You can pour into a glass or you could just drink it out of the blender pitcher.  Whichever you prefer.

Hump Day Happy Hour: March Madness On Crack

March Madness began last week.  For those of you who don’t know, it is the huge NCAA college basketball tournament. I happened to be in Las Vegas when it began, and let me tell you, those people were definitely on something. Was it crack, or just a shit ton of alcohol, we will never know. What I do know is that it was crazy. Now, I am not a big basketball fan, but this year Houston is the lucky host of the Final Four so I thought I should celebrate that with a cocktail (even though my team lost in the first round…).

1 oz Peach Schnapps
1 oz Triple Sec
1 1/2 oz Vodka
4 oz  Monster Energy Drink
3 oz Orange Gatorade

Mix it all together and serve in a highball glass.

* The recipe actually calls for Amp energy drink but I personally think it is disgusting so I changed it to Monster. If you are anti-energy drink, I imagine this drink would taste good without that ingredient, although you may want to add some soda so its not too strong…

recipe courtesy of

Hump Day Happy Hour: Irish Cactus

It ain’t green, but this little sucker will sting going down!

  • 2 oz Irish cream liqueur
  • 1 oz tequila
  • Pour over ice in an old-fashioned glass.

    Enjoy and be safe.  HAPPY ST. PATTY’S TO ALL OUR READERS!

    Hump Day Happy Hour: Middle Sister Wine

    I came across these wines recently at my local Target store and they instantly caught my eye. According to the website, these wines are named for the sister who “has a personality of her own and steals the show”. For those of you who don’t know, I am the middle sister in my family so I might be a tad bit biased 🙂 In addition to the cute back-story, each type of wine has its own cute name and story, AND they sell for around $10! Sign me up!

    Drama Queen Pinot Grigio
    Mischief Maker Cabernet Sauvignon
    Smarty Pants Chardonnay
    Goodie Two-Shoes Pinot Nior

    Hump Day Happy Hour: Sweet Melissa

    I have yet to try this drink, but I thought I would share it with y’all since it shares my name 🙂 Doesn’t it sound like it should involve a lounge chair, a pool, and the sun… and maybe even a paper umbrella? I can foresee all of these things in my future…

    • 1 1/2 oz. Rum, coconut
    • 1 1/2 oz. Vodka, vanilla
    • 1 splash Cranberry Juice
    • 1 part Orange Juice
    • 1 part Pineapple Juice
    • 1 wedge Lime

    Add rum and vodka to a hurricane glass full of ice. Fill with desired amount of pineapple and orange juice, topping with a splash of cranberry. Squeeze a lime wedge over it and then drop it in. Enjoy!

    recipe courtesy of

    Hump Day Happy Hour: Super Texan

    I blogged about this winery awhile back and thought today was appropriate to revisit it. You see, this is my last blog pre-baby as I should have a bouncing bambino/bambina by tomorrow…YEAH…and this is my BIGGEST craving post baby:

    Flat Creek Super Texan; A fabulous red that I compare to a great Cabernet Sauvignon.

    So, I have two question for you today:

    1. What would (was) your first post baby alcoholic drink be?
    2. What do you think I’m going to have; boy or girl?

    Hump Day Happy Hour: Spiked Spring Fever

    I sure as hell have the fever right now.  This drink is absolutely perfect.  This is supposed to be a mocktail, but I’ve spiced it up a bit, Tipsy style.

    • 3/4 oz RealLemon lemon juice
    • 3/4 oz Torani mango syrup
    • 1 1/2 oz Mott’s apple juice
    • 2 oz Volcano “blood” orange juice
    • 1 1/2 oz Absolut vodka

    Add into a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake well, strain into Collins glassed half filled with ice.  Enjoy and bring on the heat!

    Hump Day Happy Hour: Fluttering Heart

    In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up, here’s one for all you lovers out there!

    Fluttering Heart

    5 oz Champagne
    1 oz Raspicello

    Fill champagne flute with Champagne and top off with Raspicello.

    recipe via

    Hump Day Happy Hour: Jello Shots

    We’ve been faithfully posting our “Hump Day Happy Hour” for about…oh…almost 18 months, and in this entire time, why have none of us posted about jello shots!?!?!?!?!

    This is for my hubby AND in the spirit of the super bowl this Sunday!


    • Large box of Jello
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • 1 cup cold water
    • 1 cup of alcohol (I used grain alcohol to take it back to the college days…)

    Refrigerate in little cups until set and Have fun!

    Hump Day Happy Hour: Kinky Amanda

    Since 50% of Tipsy is named Amanda, this drink is very fitting and something we should definitely toast with as soon as we get AK and Sarah to pop out those bambinos already.

    3 Parts Strawberry Schnapps
    1 Part Vodka
    1 Splash of Lime Juice

    Shake with some ice and serve. Yummy!