Cocktail Friday: Appletini

06 appletiniWe profile Weslo’s Home-O-Erotic Cookbook in this week’s edition of Dallas Voice, so we thought it was a good time to share of the classic cocktail recipes you’ll find in it: The Appletini.

We all remember the forbidden fruit. It was pulled straight from the Tree of Knowledge. And after all them appletinis, we still haven’t made the best decisions. Either way, I say we toast! Here’s to the men who make stiuff drinks and here’s to the drinks that make men stiff … cheers.

2 oz. Absolut vodka

1 oz. apple brandy

1 oz apple juice

Apple slices

Making it: Mix all ingredients into a shaker with crushed ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass using a strainer. Garnish with thinly sliced green apples. Get turnt bitch!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

‘Drag Race’ tour hits S4 this month

As anyone who watches the show knows, one of the perks of winning RuPaul’s Drag Race is that the victor gets a victory lap … around the country. Raja will come to Dallas as part of the Drag Race/Absolut Vodka Tour later this month — on my birthday, no less. (Hold the applause.)

The tour kicks off in Denver on the 14th and goes to eight cities; the only Texas stop will be at Station 4 on Wednesday, May 26.

In addition to Raja, other queens from the show (names are not yet available) will be on hand, as will Absolut mixologist Justin Winters. We’re holding out hope someone from the “Pit Crew,” pictured, will make it, too. Sigh.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Lambda Legal holds newly-christened White Party at W Saturday

For several years, Lambda Legal has celebrated “the Lawrence Dinner,” named after the Lawrence v. Texas case that overturned gay sodomy laws. But this year, the political climate warranted a new name: The White Party.

With the victory (fingers crossed) in California declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional, what better way to celebrate in the heat of a Texas summer than with our very own White Party Gala, which takes place Saturday night at the W Victory Park Hotel.

The evening kicks off with a dinner (sorry — it’s already sold out) then turns into a dance party. The $30 cover includes all the champagne, wine and Absolut Vodka drinks you want (you’ve gotta pay for anything else) while  L.A. circuit DJ Casey Alva spins from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. Proceeds benefit Lambda Legal. 

And because it’s a White Party, attendees are asked to show up in the classiest white duds they can — this isn’t Palm Springs, after all. 

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—  Arnold Wayne Jones