Sobieski orange vodka, triple sec, lime juice, cranberry juice. $10
Roy’s, Waikoloa HI
We ended up at Roy’s because another restaurant that we wanted to go to was closed. I wasn’t too excited for Roy’s because I’d already been to the San Francisco and Seattle branches, but we were with a group so I didn’t want to make a fuss. Everything was just ok. Our group was pretty vocal and readily drunk so we still had a blast, lol.
Orchid table decoration.
Pololu Valley sign.
Lilikoi Margarita: Invented in 1993, tangy passion fruit with tequila served on the rocks.
Bamboo Restaurant, Hawi HI
This was ok – a little too tart for my liking. It was cute that they’re served in coconut shell glasses though.
Bamboozle Iced Tea: Our version of the Long Island Tea, gin, vodka, dark rum, tequila and triple sec with pineapple and yes, lilikoi, finished with a splash of Coke.
Either this was super weak, or super well-made. It tasted great and went down easily – uh oh, that could be trouble!
Indian wooden statues, Akoni Pule Highway.
Duke’s Mai Tai: Hawaiian juices with two different types of rum and orange curacao. $9
Duke’s Waikiki, Honolulu HI
Duke’s is super touristy, but it’s still nice to sit outside on Waikiki beach and enjoy the sunset. The food is middle of the road and the drinks are weak and sugary, but that’s OK because you’re on vacation, lol! The mai tai had good flavor though.
Mango-Rita: Jose Cuervo Gold tequila, mango, lime and triple sec. $8.50
This was more on the lime side than on the mango side and it could have used another shot of tequila. Oh well.
Sunset from the back patio at Duke’s Waikiki.
Reposado tequila, Pama pomegranate liqueur, triple sec and lime on the rocks. $10
Eureka Restaurant & Lounge, San Francisco CA
I love the soft pink color of this margarita! It’s nicely made and tastes wonderful.
My neighborhood has began decorating its storefronts for the holidays. I like the simple window trims at Mill, 24th Street.
Such a pretty cooler and so yummy in my tummy! Happy hour $5
The Tropicale, Palm Springs CA
Young and old Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia, Asparagaceae), Joshua Tree National Park. The landscape and plantlife here are super cool!
Tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, cactus pear juice. This drink was pretty and delicious! $7
Jake’s, Palm Springs CA
The outdoor dining area is contained by a beautiful, tall hedge on one side.
42 Below vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, citrus. Happy hour $5
Wang’s in the Desert, Palm Springs CA
Nothing beats a good ole happy hour on a warm desert afternoon. Apparently, Wang’s is the place to be on Fridays!
Happy hour damage. Ok, maybe we drink too much, lol!
Windmills along Highway 10.
Absolut citron, triple sec, fresh lime, cilantro. $8
17 North Roadside Kitchen, Mount Pleasant SC
This cocktail was great and had a nice cilantro flavor, but not overpowering. Halfway through dinner, the power went out in the restaurant so we were dining by candlelight alone. We actually didn’t mind because we were having a great time talking and joking about work. The other thing that struck me about this dinner, was that the waiter totally looked like an ex on mine – weird!
Cannons, Fort Moultrie. I wonder how many guys it took to rotate these canons along their tracks?
Southern Comfort whiskey, orange juice, triple sec, gingerale, dash of bitters. $9
Poogan’s Porch, Charleston SC
This cocktail was very refreshing! I thought it might be a little strong because of the whiskey, but the addition of oj, triple sec and ginger ale kept the flavors light and sweet. Mmm, very good!
Heavy wooden door against yellow walls, Fort Moultrie, Sullivan’s Island. This was the door leading to the powder room in this historic fort. The grounds are super clean and very pretty.
Signature drink with Firefly sweet tea vodka, sour, triple sec. $10
Wentworth Grill, Charleston SC
Firefly is a local distillery that’s known for their sweet tea flavored vodka. Most of the restaurants in the Charleston area have some kind of drink that uses it. I liked this sweet tea martini at the Wentworth Grill. It was on the sweet side, but was nicely made and super cold. Heck yeah!
Strings of light, Mad River Bar. We came here on a random night and hung outside at the back bar. It made for a chill and relaxing evening early on.
Featuring Chinaco Blanco tequila, made with fresh lime juice and triple sec, served on the rocks with salted rim. $12
Mesa Grill, Las Vegas NV
Came here for a quick lunch during a conference. I pulled up to the bar and quickly ordered this much-needed margarita. Small but delicious!