post-apocalyptic glamour

Style & Fashion at the End of the World

Should a girl bother to take care of herself after the world goes to hell? 

I have to say yes. Why? Well to put it simply, you (women, unless something kills all the men) will be the considered weak and useless, unless it’s on your back or cooking and cleaning. At humanity’s best, it’s still a very sexist place to be. So why not use what we were born with a.k.a. boobs, legs and butts.

Let’s talk about what we know. Men are genetically disposed to boobs, legs and butts, they can’t help but stop and stare at the woman walking on the sidewalk or trip over themselves to help a pretty lady. They are mostly ruled by their bottom brain. Not news to me, but some women out there need to know that no matter how you look now, when the population is cut by 80% even the big girls will get love.

Now looking good can also save your life. How you ask? Well lets see. A bad man won’t think twice to kill a dirt stinky person begging for their life. But, if you take that same woman clean her up and make her look good and hold her head up high. He can’t but respect that and may even not kill her right away. (Which will be his downfall, girls kill with a smile.) All you need is time. Time to think of how to get out of whatever situation you’re in or to persuade the other party in your favor. I vote to be killed them on upon their hesitation unless you can better use them to your own means.

I have always told myself I will never look like that hag on the movies that is begging for her life. She had yellow teeth and bad hair and was running ( and failing) from a biker gang bent on of raping and pillaging. NO SIR!  I will be the one standing my ground, looking good and making those bikers worship me for the goddess that I am. And if not I will be planing a way distract and runaway to live another day. So remember, looking good can either save your life or help make you one, be prepared for either.

Cocktail Cabinet of the Apocalypse #6: Bitter and Twisted

It has fruit in it. Fruit is good for you. So is rum. Many pirates live very happily on rum. Even the post-apocalyptic ones. Actually, especially the post-apocalyptic ones. This is a true thing. 😉

Ingredients (Serves 1)

30ml or 1 shot of bacardi rum
100ml of fresh pineapple juice
75ml of grapefruit juice
200ml of sparkling water
Ice cubes


Put a few ice-cubes in a glass. (You can skip this bit if the power’s still out… unless you live in the frozen wastes then you have a cocktail-y advantage over the rest of us…) Pour in bacardi, pineapple and grapefruit juice. Pour into a cocktail mixer and shake.

Pour the mixed cocktail into the glass again then add sparkling water. (Or almost sparkling water if the sell by date’s getting on…)

Serve with cherries and bullet shell casings for garnish. Or more rum.

Battleaxebunny out. (hiccup)

(Original recipe from here)

Cocktail Cabinet of the Apocalypse #5: Chocolate Crossbow

For this recipe you’re going to need chocolate. Lots of it. This is never a bad thing.

You’ll also need to find some milk – powdered will do in a pinch, goats milk might work, evaporated milk could be interesting and condensed milk will likely make all your teeth drop out so your best bet for optimum taste is classic cow’s milk. That’s if you can find yourself an uninfected cow… Whichever variant you use, this is a drink that’s going to give you a good dose of your daily calcium and required fats so it totally counts as a health drink. Oh yes it does.

Ingredients: (serves 3. Or 1 if you’re really thirsty.)

150g milk chocolate bar
210ml (just over 7fl oz) milk
75ml (2 1/4fl oz) vanilla syrup
3 squares of milk chocolate
3 martini glasses (or 1 pint glass)


Place the milk in a non-stick saucepan and heat on a gentle simmer.

Break half of the chocolate bar into squares (resist the temptation to nibble) and add into the milk. Stir the milk and chocolate gently and continuously to create a liquid chocolate mixture. (Try not to burn your tongue when the temptation to taste gets to great…)

Allow to cool for one hour at room temperature and then store in fridge. (Or in the coolest place you can find.)

Pour the cool milk mixture into a cocktail shaker and add the vanilla syrup. Shake over ice for 1 minute and double-strain into martini glass.

Make an insertion in the back of the chocolate squares and place one at an angle on the edge of each martini glass. (Or just save time and eat them…)

Drink and be merry…

Battleaxebunny out

(Original recipe from here)

Cocktail Cabinet of the Apocalypse #3: Zombie

No post-apocalyptic cocktail party would be complete without one of these… to be savoured after a long day outrunning the real thing.

Feel free to experiment with the liqueurs and fruit juices used, depending on what’s available. However, to make it a Zombie, it must contain a mix of white, golden and dark rum…

Ingredients (serves 1):
2 measures dark rum
2 measures white rum
1 measure golden rum
1 measure Triple Sec
1 measure lime juice
1 measure orange juice
1 measure pineapple juice
1 measure guava juice
1 tbsp grenadine
1 tbsp orgeat
1 tsp Pernod
crushed ice cubes
sprigs of fresh mint & pineapple wedges to serve
Pour all liquids into a cocktail shaker & shake over crushed ice until well-mixed & smooth.
Pour without straining into a chilled glass.
Decorate with the mint & pineapple to serve, with or without paper umbrella.
—Daystar out—

Cocktail Cabinet of the Apocalypse #2: Cherry Bitch with a Chainsaw

This drink gets its name from the brand of gin traditionally used: Bulldog. However, in a pinch, any gin will do… even bathtub!

The lime and cherries work well together to give you a vitamin C boost that tastes great. You’ll need to find yourself a measure that also uses “weights” for this one.
Ingredients (serves 1):
6oz gin
1 bag blackcurrant tea
3 – 5 fresh cherries
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
3 – 4 oz apple juice
1oz simple sugar syrup
orange peel twist to serve
Muddle your cherries. It can be tricky to muddle ingredients in a traditional cocktail glass, so instead use a tumbler or an Old Fashioned glass, and transfer the fruit when done.
In another glass, infuse the gin with the blackcurrant teabag. After removing the bag, pour into the cocktail glass.
Add the lime juice, syrup and apple juice to the glass, then transfer the mix to a chilled cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake well, then strain into the glass. Garnish with the orange twist and serve.
—Daystar out—

Cocktail Cabinet of the Apocalypse #1: the Nuclear Fallout

A modern classic, this cocktail requires a steady hand and a well-stocked cabinet. Pay close attention to your temperatures, or the layering effect won’t work!

Ingredients (serves 1):
1 tsp raspberry syrup
1/4 measure maraschino
1/4 measure yellow Chartreuse
1/4 measure Cointreau
1/2 measure well-iced blue Curacao
Chill all liqueurs, but put the blue Curacao in the coldest part of the freezer (or, if in the midst of a nuclear winter, on the doorstep outside. Not too far out, though: you don’t want to risk frostbite in your fingers from retrieving it…). Chill a shot glass.
Carefully pour the drinks in layers over the back of a teaspoon – except the blue Curacao.
When ready to serve, slowly pour in the Curacao over the back of the teaspoon… and wait for the fallout!
—Daystar out—

Cocktail Cabinet of the Apocalypse: an introduction

It’s said that there’s a cocktail for every occasion… and the apocalypse is no exception.

Just because it’s the end of the world, it doesn’t mean we have to give up the finer things in life. And besides, cocktails have their uses – even being a source of nutrition in their own right (stay with me, ladies, I’m going somewhere with this).
There’s a few factors to consider when choosing the drinks for your post-apocalyptic soiree, besides what ingredients you’ve been able to loot.
A long drink (for example, a Long Island Iced Tea) will provide more hydration than a shot of vodka, while a fruit-based cocktail (a Screwdriver) will give you a vitamin hit.
On the other hand, if there’s any danger of pollution, you might want to consider a largely spirit-based drink (step forward, classic Martini) as these are inevitably going to be “cleaner” drinks. And for a quick fix of salt & vitamin C, nothing beats a tequila slammer.
Even the most basic cocktails have their potential purposes: brandy and whisky have long been considered “medicinal”.
So let’s talk cocktails, and look at the most glamorous drinks for when the dying sun is well and truly over the yardarm…
—Daystar out—