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Orange Brewlius

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Can I be dramatic for a second?

And not in that I Almost Died in Morocco story kind of way, this is more the twisted inner workings of Jackie kind of way. It’ll only take a second.

I sleep about as well as homeless prostitute (that’s bad, by the way). If I can fall asleep, it’s never for very long. Sleep is as evasive as a greased pig at the county fair, if I can catch it, it’s slips away from me pretty easily. Most of this is due to my crazy brain waking me up with dreams like this, or for unnecessary demands and insignificant request.

-You have to send that W9!

-Shut up and go to sleep. I’ll do it in the morning.

The trademark hasn’t gone through yet!

I want to beat you. Shut your hole. there is nothing I can do about right now.

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It happens every night, all night long. Sometimes Crazy Brain has recipe requests, and they are always bizarre.

-You have to make a chocolate bread pudding tart!

-Are you carb deficient? Go the EFF to sleep.

Beer cheese tater tot nachos!!

-Are you high?


But occasionally it’s really on to something. Like a few nights ago when I was rudely awakened from a sound sleep with the request for a beerified mall walkers treat.


-SHUT– oh, wait. I like that. Remind me of that at a more appropriate hour.


So here I am, to inflict on you the spoils of my horrible and erratic sleep in an attempt to put my crazy mind at rest. Or maybe I’m just reinforcing bad behavior, either way, this was delicious. I used Ommegang Abbey Ale, a great beer that would actually do well to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner. Although I decided to sully it in a copy cat recipe of a large chain smoothie maker.

I hope the head brewer forgives me.

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Orange Brewlius


  • 7 fl oz orange juice
  • ½ cup Belgian ale
  • 2 tbs heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Pour the orange juice into ice cube trays. Place in the freezer until frozen, about 2 hours.
  • Put the orange juice ice cubes and the remaining ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until frothy.
  • Enjoy.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks November 21, 2013 um 1:01 am

I just made orange julius/orange creamsicle cookies and i really want to wash them down with this. GENIUS!!! Pinned


Kristin @ Bake Something November 21, 2013 um 2:50 am

LOL Well we all love your brain for making all these delicious craft beer concoctions, sorry it wakes you up. I’m thinking this was worth it, I’m torn between feeling guilty that you lost sleep over it and elated that I get to have an Orange Brewlius. 🙂


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 21, 2013 um 4:55 am

haha not sleeping is the worst…and makes you (and me and everyone) cray cray! This combination of flavours is amazeballs. You rock!


claire @ the realistic nutritionist November 21, 2013 um 9:42 am

Your stories make me laugh.

and um, I sleep about as well as a homeless prostitute too.

I wanna drink this juice.

Can you tell I homeless slept last night?


Brittany R. November 21, 2013 um 1:32 pm

Okay, so Beer Cheese Tater Tot Nachos actually does sound pretty amazing. And I’m not high /or/ sleep deprived… What a tease. ha


Natalie November 21, 2013 um 2:18 pm

Heckyeah!!! That sounds delicious!


Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) November 21, 2013 um 6:35 pm

SUCH a great idea! I’d totally love to try this.


Mediterranean Baby November 21, 2013 um 10:07 pm

First of all, the name of this deiciousness is perfect!! Secondly, this is going to replace the mimosa and the bloody mary on Thanksgiving morning for my Greek/Italian crew. I can’t wait!!


addie | culicurious November 25, 2013 um 4:41 am

What a great idea, Jackie! 🙂 Looks pretty fabulous.

While I am able to stay asleep at night, I do get ideas that hit me around my twilight stage. For this, I keep a notepad and pen by my night stand. It really helps alot! 🙂


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