The Automatic Reboot

Welcome to another Tasty Tuesday...

There are days when your brain just needs a reboot.

Maybe you've had a sleepless night. Maybe you've had a busy day. Maybe your eighty-five-year-old mother-in-law who insists on wearing her reading glasses for non-reading-related activities is convinced there's a flock of sheep grazing on your deck...

Please note the picture at left. These are not sheep.

Maybe it's all of the above and you'd been so preoccupied dealing with everything--plus a couple of dozen other things that didn't even make the list--that you forgot about the promo-spot you had scheduled on blogtalk radio until hours after the fact. Awesome!

Days like that, all you really want to do is go to bed and worry about it tomorrow. But those sheep won't feed themselves, you know! And with a wound-up, elderly in-law wandering about the house... Well, to mis-quote a famous apron I once read in a Tacky Souvenir Shoppe, "If Mama can't sleep, can't nobody else sleep neither." Or use proper grammar. Obviously.

When the words of that bedtime classic, Go the Fuck to Sleep, are muddled up in your brain with the final lines of Robert Frost's poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and it all begins to seem Just Too Much, take heart because I have just the cure for what ails you.

The Automatic Reboot.

Step #1. Take your largest coffee mug.
Step #2. Combine 1 shot cinnamon schnapps, 1 shot Kahlua and 1 shot Irish whiskey in said mug.
Step #3. Fill mug to the brim with very, very, very strong coffee. I like Wake the Fuck Up! for this.
Step #4. Dust with cinnamon. Or nutmeg. Or cinnamon and nutmeg. Whipped cream is also nice.
Step #5. Drink.
Step #6. Immediately begin to feel better.

May also be chilled overnight and enjoyed cold the next day...although, in retrospect, 8 a.m.might have been a little early to indulge.

For more coffee-related cocktails, check out Starbucks' coffee-ice cream martini or these favorites from Starbucks' Secret Menu.

And please stop by the following blogs to check out these other tasty treats:

Recipes from my Erotic Garden by Selena Robins 

"The Quickie" by A. Catherine Noon

Check back later this week for the Love's a Beach blog hop!


Selena Robins said...

Love the picture of the deck! What a beautiful place to sit and read or write.

As for coffee...well, I never drink the stuff, can't even take the scent of coffee, but I'm sure coffee drinkers will love your recipe.

Great post!

Sydney Somers said...

Although I'm not a coffee fan either, I'd take a glass of that out on your deck. Incredible view. Could stand a little break from the munchkins (only 3 weeks till 2 of them are back in school) and you clearly need help herding the sheep, right? :)

PG Forte said...

Thanks, guys! Yeah, that deck was definitely one of the 'selling points' for this place!

A. Catherine Noon said...

Srsly! OMG, I have to try this. YUM!

PG Forte said...

I hope you enjoy it!

Moira said...

Let's see here-

Kahlua- Check.
Irish Whiskey - Check, check.
Insanely strong coffee - Check, check, check.

Well I'm sold. Read through that recipe and started humming "These are a few of my favorite things"