Shaken, Not Stirred

April 8, 2012

in Cheap Expectations, Sound Bites

Target is my mecca.

Which is just one of the many reasons the Big Man and I have separate credit cards.

If he knew how often I go there? I’d be spending a little less time there, and a little more time in marriage counseling. Which would be sad for everyone concerned.

One of my favorite things about Target, other than the insanely cute…everything, is that, tucked into the front corner of each and every Target, like the baby jesus in a fresh-baked King Cake, is a Starbucks.

And every purchase at one of these inner-sanctums is listed on your receipt as a purchase from Target.

Which might not seem like a big deal to ya’ll. But if there’s a place the Big Man hates more than Target? It’s Starbucks.

In fact, I’m not sure there is a single place on this earth, including the Middle East, the USSR, and Guantanamo Bay, that the Big Man hates more. If you asked him, and dear baby-jesus-in-a-King-Cake, DON’T, all the evil that exists within the Middle East, the USSR, and Guantanamo Bay can be attributed to the rise of Starbucks. The fact that North Korea does not, to our knowledge, have one? Makes it his ideal vacation spot.

What this means for me, is that if I want some of their Shaken Passion Tea Lemonade, light ice, no syrup? I by pass the two drive-through Starbucks windows between here and Target, strap the kiddos onto into a cart, pick up a new purse, baby powder, and a lampshade I didn’t know I needed, and then, spur of the moment, decide to stop by the Starbucks counter on our way out.

It’s a fool-proof plan.

So long as I remember to toss the cup before I get back to the house.

On an unrelated note, the new Trenta size? Doesn’t last as long as you might fear.

Of course, the only lamps in our house at this stage of our lives are the ones that reflect up on to the ceiling. And thus require no more than a plastic bowl beneath to catch the dust and dead bugs in. Not an actual lamp shade. So I’ve come to the realization that I’m either going to have to talk the Big Man into a pre-mature lighting upgrade….or learn to make my own Passion Tea Lemonade…

Shaken, Not Stirred
Dish: Beverage
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Feeds: 10
  • 4 Bags of loose leaf Tazo Passion Tea
  • 1 Tbsp Country Time Lemonade mix
  • Ice Cubes
  • Water
  1. Place 4 bags of loose-leaf Passion Tea into a small pot, securing by tying around the base of the handle.
  2. Fill pot with tea, and bring to a rolling boil.
  3. Remove pot from heat and allow to tea to steep for 5minutes.
  4. Fill a 1gallon pitcher with 12-16 ice cubes. Pour in tea. Add cold water to finish filling the pitcher.
  5. Chill pitcher of tea in fridge for 2hours, or until ready to serve.
  6. In the bottom of a cocktail mixer, or travel mug, place two ice cubes. Add in 12oz of tea, and 1 Tbsp of lemonade mix.
  7. Screw top on tight, then shake to mix.
  8. Serve immediately.
If you're going to be lazy/innovative and give the travel mug to your toddler to shake for you? Be sure to screw the lid on VERY VERY securely.


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