Navy Moose Milk

Over the last couple of days this post has had quite a few views, 717 views yesterday and 429 today!!!!!  I’m absolutely thrilled!!  I’m usually feeling pretty good if I get 150 – 200 views in a day but this is incredible, so I thought I’d repost it and after all ’tis the season! 😀 😀

And since I posted this my “new friend” Shelley has become someone I talk to almost everyday. 😀 😀

I originally posted this on December 20, 2013

My new friend Shelley served for the Canadian Forces and shared the “secret” of Navy Moose Milk with me.  My ex- father in law was also in the Canadian Forces and my ex hubby is an army man.  Wonder why they never shared this secret before hmmm???

She told me that when moose milk was made on ship, it was made in one of those giant, metal, industrial blenders. They needed to make enough for 200!

Navy Moose milk is a tradition of the Canadian Navy. It was basically the last minute findings found in the cooks galley to mix with the leftover alcohol. Mixed in a big batch in the big mixing bowl. Though other branches of the military service (army, air force, RCMP) claims to have the original or best, don’t be fooled! Navy comes out on top!

moose milk

Navy Moose Milk

1.14 litre dark rum
1.14 litre Kahlua
1.14 litre vodka
4 litres of vanilla soft scoop ice cream
4 litres of partly skimmed milk

Mix gently until frothy with still a few ice cream lumps. Liberally sprinkle nutmeg over top. Enjoy and give vehicle keys to a party staying sober.

Army Moose Milk:
40oz Lambs Dark Rum
40oz Kahlua
40oz Vodka
4L Vanilla Ice Cream (the good creamy expensive kind)
4L eggnog

Mix all together, breaking up the ice cream a bit. Sprinkle nutmeg on top if you so desire. Stir occasionally as the ice cream starts to melt. Enjoy!
1.14 lt of Dark Rum
1.14 lt of Kahlua
1.14 lt of Vodka
4 lt of vanilla soft scoop ice cream
4 lt of partly skimmed milk

Mix gently until frothy, leaving a few ice cream chunks.
Liberally sprinkle with Nutmeg on top.

Canadian Air Force:
Messes traditionally serve “Moose Milk” at their New Year’s Levees. This alcoholic concoction contains no moose milk whatsoever. The recipes vary, but tend to include eggs, sugar, maple syrup, cream, or ice cream, and some combination of rye whiskey and rum.
The Official (well…sort of) Recipe for RCAF Moose Milk

Anyways, here’s another Canadian recipe for Moose Milk – metric of course:
*    1 l rum
*    1 l Kahlua
*    1 l vodka
*    3 l vanilla ice cream (softened)
*    3 l 2% milk (just to be diet conscious)
*    chocolate pieces (break up a dark chocolate candy bar or two- this is the added secret moose poop garnish)
*    nutmeg
Stir together, leave in some lumps. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.
You may need to play with the proportions to suit your palate. It does make a lot, but that usually doesn’t seem to be a problem, somehow it gets used up. Can leave you with a bit of a hangover, probably all that milk. Or maybe it’s heading out for spicy food after – been there, done that.

note: courtesy of Cape Breton News

MOOSE MILK Warning – Within anything from a few minutes to an hour after imbibing on Moose Milk you will begin to feel the benefits. Initially a mild feeling of euphoria will overtake you as your metabolism increases its efficiency. Within a very short period thereafter, you will note various other benefits including a massive increase in confidence, pride, intelligence and magnetism to the opposite sex. There are only two possible negative side effects and they can be avoided by following these warnings:
1. If you feel the urge to paw the ground and run head long into a member of the opposite sex? Resist.
2. Despite the strong cravings you will undoubtedly feel for more moose milk, under no circumstances should you attempt to milk a moose on your own; this job is strictly for the professionals.

Happy Friday!!!!

Strawberry-Kiwi Frozen Mojitos

Summer has returned to Muskoka!!!!!




Strawberry-Kiwi Frozen Mojitos


  • 1 ½ cups chopped strawberries, frozen
  • 1 ½ cups chopped kiwi, frozen
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup, divided
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, divided
  • 3 ounces rum, divided
  • 3 ½ cups crushed ice, divided
  • Strawberry and kiwi slices, to garnish
  • Mint leaves, to garnish


  1. In a blender, combine the 1½ cups frozen strawberries, 1½ tablespoons simple syrup, 4 mint leaves, one shot of rum, and 1¾ cups of crushed ice (if you have whole cubes, crush them in the blender first). Blend until well combined and slushy-like.
  2. Pour the strawberry mojito into 3 (8 oz) glasses, filling half-way.
  3. Rinse out the blender jug and combine the remaining 1½ cups chopped kiwi, 1½ tablespoons simple syrup, 4 mint leaves, shot of rum, and 1¾ cups crushed ice. Blend to desired consistency.
  4. Pour the kiwi mojito over the strawberry mojito.
  5. Garnish with kiwi, strawberry, and mint.
  6. Serve immediately.

recipe “stolen” from host the toast 😀


Happy Friday!!!

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Cucumber Collins

Happy Friday!!

cucumber collins

Cucumber Collins

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice, from about 1 lemon
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 5 slices of cucumber
  • club soda, to top off
  • mint, to garnish

In the bottom of a glass, muddle the cucumber, lemon juice, and simple syrup. I don’t know why I don’t own a muddler, but the handle of a wooden spoon worked just wonderfully!

Muddle away until the cucumbers are a bit crushed and the juices have released.

Add gin into the glass along with several ice cubes and shake, shake,

Pour back into glass with fresh ice cubes and top with club soda.

Recipe taken from We are not Martha !!

Pineapple Sangria

I don’t usually drink white Sangria, but this one is really nice on a hot day,
it’s not as “heavy” as the red sangrias can be, although still my favorite!

The temperatures here have been in around 70 – 80 degrees F and very humid!

This drink is sooo refreshing


I found a couple of great recipes and “melded” them together…..

First one is from

and the second

from Erin’s Food Files






3 cups pineapple juice
1 bottle dry white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
1 cup brandy (pear brandy or apricot brandy will work)
1 ripe pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup pineapple soda
1 bunch fresh mint, roughly chopped

I added 1 sliced lime and 1/2 cup of orange juice and a splash of sprite.



In a pitcher, combine the juice, wine, brandy, pineapple, and soda with ice and stir. Pour into large wineglasses and garnish with the mint and orange.

Erins Food Files/ Epicurious


≈Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly≈

Wednesdays Wine



Once again the reason I chose this wine was for the label 😀

Such a connoisseur, the one who chooses wine solely on the creativity of the label..

It’s around $13.00

Its full red berries ,strawberry, raspberry and  blackberry . You can drink it on its own or pair it with just about anything.

Bear Flag Wine, a unique California wine with unexpected blends, was conceived by a group of winemakers who wanted to create wines that reflected a side of California’s rebellious spirit. Rather than creating traditional wines, the group openly flouted the winemaking rules to craft a series of wine blends that defy convention. The result is three distinctive blends – Dark Red, Soft White and Smooth Red. Bear Flag Wine is available across Canada for around $13-$15. At Bear Flag, we believe the only opinion that matters is your own. –

On a scale of 1 – 10 I’d give it a 5.5 , price is good but in this case I felt like you “get what you pay for”.  OUCH






Thirsty Tuesday!? Hippie Juice

Take an empty mason jar or juice jug and add  pink lemonade mix, melon rum, malibu & triple sec.  Add water up the top of the jug or jar and
shake, shake, shake what your Momma gave ya! Once the drink mix has dissolved add in diced strawberries and blueberries.
Chill for an hour, then enjoy!!

hippie juice

Happy Tuesday!

Wednesdays Wine

Since I love wine so much I thought I’d start sharing with you some of my favorites.

 Cardinal Zin

I bought this wine primarily because of the cool label, its red and was on sale!!

This has become one of my new favorites.


Oh look the bottle is empty?!


“We are zealous believers in the decadent and forbidden flavors of this sinfully delicious Zinfandel. Grown from Beastly Old Vines from stately, yet sometimes forgotten vineyards throughout California. This wine elicits fervent, fecund and frenzied tongue enveloping pleasures. A wine of substance, it’s a Cardinal Zin not to drink at the altar of this decadent, spicy zinfandel. This is a refined pleasure, with intense flavors of blackberry mingling with soft creamy touches of oak, vanilla and dry herbs. It’s full on the palate, but not heavy and the fruit is constant from the first sip to the end of the finish.”

“This is a very versatile wine that pairs well with grilled pork, pasta Bolognese, barbecued ribs or chops (pork, lamb, you choose!).”

anything in(“) ‘s belongs to Big House Wines

Some wine facts courtesy of Wikipedia,

Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or other nutrients – healthy…yes?

Wine is a psychoactive drug, as are all alcoholic beverages, commonly used for its intoxicating effects today and throughout history. The psychoactive effects of wine are evident at the normal serving size. – I don’t believe it!

Read this bit after a glass or two of wine:

The English word “wine” comes from the Proto-Germanic *winam, an early borrowing from the Latin vinum, “wine” or “(grape) vine“, itself derived from the Proto-Indo-European stem *win-o- (cf. Hittite: wiyana; Lycian: oino; Ancient Greek: οἶνος oinos; Aeolic Greek: ϝοῖνος woinos, Armenian: gini). 

 Wine often, Laugh much

Three Musketeers and a Gin Rickey

My mum had a knee replacement 2 weeks ago and I went down to have another visit with her on Sunday. My sister is looking after her for the next couple of months at her place. I arrived around 10 and my sister served me this amazing drink, Gin Rickey, yes I know it was a bit early but what the heck you only live once 😀 Mum is taking percocet for pain so the three of us were the 3 happy musketeers, laughing, telling ridiculous stories and laughing some more… by noon we were all ready for a nap 😀 😀 😀

So here is the Three happy Musketeer Recipe!

Gin Rickey

The story goes that the drink was created at Shoemaker’s in Washington D.C., a popular hangout for Congressmen. It was named after Colonel “Joe” Rickey, a lobbyist who died in 1903 and who was known for entertaining elected officials in the area lounges.

•2 ounces gin
•Juice of 1 lime
•Club soda
•Lime wedge for garnish

≈Drink a Gin Rickey,Laugh loudly, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly≈

Spring Fever Friday

Finally, Muskoka is getting into spring, our temperatures have been bitterly cold at night but by around noon it’s nearing 0 !!!!

Yay!! Woo hoo!!!!!
The forecast this weekend is calling for sun and warmer temperatures,  I have carved out a block of time already for myself on the deck Saturday afternoon where I will be enjoying this beautiful cocktail…and maybe some other bevies 😀

Sangria is one of my favorite drinks, I prefer red but this one will do 😀 and it’s very pretty!


White Sangria

White sangria is a light alternative to traditional red sangria that is equally as delicious. White sangria is perfect for large parties because it can be made in advance of your event. Serve white sangria in a wine glass over ice garnished with a piece of fresh citrus.

Ingredients (Recipe yields 32 servings):

1/2 cup peach schnapps
1/2 cup cognac
1/4 cup white sugar
4 oranges, sliced into rounds
2 green apples cut into cubes
2 mangos, peeled and sliced
4 (750 milliliter) bottles dry white wine, chilled
1 liter ginger ale, chilled

In a pitcher, combine peach schnapps, cognac, sugar, sliced oranges and sliced mangos. Chill for at least an hour. Add white wine and ginger ale to the mixture right before serving.

Happy Friday!!