Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Look at the Last Man to Beat Mayweather

In the Olympic semi-finals in Atlanta, Floyd Mayweather lost a controversial decision to a Bulgarian fighter. Since then, the Olympics have changed their scoring rules. Mayweather turned pro shortly after the bout, and has not lost a bout since. The New York Times recently tracked down the Bulgarian fighter, Serafim Todorov, that beat him for an interview. He regrets the bout to this day.

via: New York Times

Key Lime Pie Martini Recipe

By popular request, I’m sharing my recipe for a Key Lime Pie Martini. The key is using real Key Lime juice. I created this myself, through lots of trial and error. I used everything in my bar, and then went shopping for more supplies. I went through a lot of different versions, and boy was that fun! Let me know if you have any suggestions or improvements for the Key Lime Pie Martini!

Ingredients

  • Key Lime Pie Martini at the Cordell's Bar

    From the Cordell’s Bar

    1 tsp of Key Lime Juice

  • 1 cup of Whipped Cream
  • 1 tsp liquid sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw Liquid Cane Sugar- you can substitute simple syrup)
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 tsp of Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Vodka
  • Lime Slices
  • Graham Crackers
  • Ice

Equipment

  • Martini Glasses
  • Shaker
  • Dish

Preparation

  1. Key Lime Pie Martini

    Key Lime Pie Martini

    Prepare the Glasses: Crumble the Graham Crackers into fine crumbles into the shallow dish. Use lime slices to moisten around the top edge of the glasses. Dip the glasses into the cracker crumbles to rim them with crumbs. That’s your “crust”. Set them aside (you can chill them if you want.)

  2. Mix the lime juice, vanilla vodka, Irish cream, syrup, sugar and whipped cream in the shaker, with about a cup of ice. Cap and shake vigorously until the shaker is frosted. Strain into the rimmed glass. Garnish with a slice of lime on the edge of the glass. (You can even sprinkle some graham cracker crumbs on top as additional garnish.)
Enjoy the Key Lime fruits of your labor

Enjoy the Key Lime fruits of your labor

Key Lime Pie Recipe, copyright Spencer Cordell, Key Lime Pie Martini recipe created at game night 04/24/2015. Please feel free to use my Key Lime Pie Martini Recipe, but note that it is Spencer’s Famous Key Lime Pie Recipe on your menus! Thanks!

Little Boy Meets Garbage Men, and is so Excited he Loses It!

Ollie Kroner, meeting the garbage men

Ollie Kroner, meeting the garbage men

Ollie Kroner, a 2-year-old in Cincinnati, is a boy after my heart. His heroes are the garbage men that he waits all week to see. Well, a couple weeks ago he got to meet them in person, and the moment was just too much for him. Too cute.

When my son was 2, we definitely walked down the block a couple times to watch the garbage trucks pick up the dumpster. And yes, I totally wanted to be a garbage man when I was little…