Alcohol Inspired Play List for Cool and Safe Cruising

I love cars. I was the little girl who loved Barbies AND Hot Wheels. And every year, I watched the Indy 500, dreaming of the day I would zoom around the track. Then I hit adult-hood and the childhood dreams faded faster than you can say “zoom zoom.” I tried to maintain a little cool zipping through traffic in my Saab. Even my son who was in a car seat at the time accused me of being “a hard driving momma.”

Well….. Maybe…..

But, until I recently got a new car, my ride for the last decade had been pretty pedestrian. The good old Honda Oddy. I sexied the van up a wee bit with some stickers, but tooling around the ‘burbs even in this epic terrestrial version of the USS Enterprise’s transfer shuttle seriously detracts from my cool factor. Of course, cocktailing and cruising the ‘burbs (or anyplace) do not mix. So  I  enjoy the spirit of the drink through my alcohol-inspired play list.

Vote for your favorite Cruisin’ Tune or volunteer your own and I’ll put your name in a drawing for an Original Thirsty Jane Prize Patrol Package.

In no apparent order:

1. LMFAO — Shots

2. Don Ho — Tiny Bubbles

3. UB40 — Red, Red Wine

4. The Champs — Tequila

5. Snoop Dogg — Gin & Juice (this one stuck in my head for days once!)

6. Janis Joplin — What Good Can Drinking Do

7. The Dead Kennedys — Too Drunk to F@#$

8. George Thorogood — One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

9. Guadalcanal Diary — Whiskey Talk

10. Beastie Boys — Brass Monkey (did you know that’s actually a drink?)


  1. I’m kinda partial to Gretchen Wilson’s One Bud Wiser. Thumbs down to that song about piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

  2. Jane

    Sally, THE PINA COLADA SONG!!! how did that NOT make my list. It was actually the subject of drunk dialing one night to the husbands as a trio of us indulged on the coconutty delight.

  3. Lorrie Krejci

    How about “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett? My fave drink!!

  4. There is a song called, “Jose Cuervo”. I think the singer’s first name is Shelly. That’s my song of choice!

  5. DK’s 2drunk2f&*k.

    • Jane

      Anna, the DK fan from way back when. I remember the t-shirt. And “TDTF.” We’ve all been there, sadly. You are entered! Good luck.

  6. TDTF in Leawood

    DK’s TDTF. And I’m not just talking the talk, I’m walking the walk.

    • Jane

      Wasn’t expecting this one to be so popular, but…..even the best hit the wall on occasion. Thanks for your comment!

  7. Gloria

    How about Jimmy Buffet’s – Why don’t we get drunk and screw? Or (now showing my age) The Kingston Trio – Scotch and Soda. (Not a more mellow song than that to cruise to.)

    • Jane

      Gloria, Thanks for voting — both awesome examples. the play list just keeps growing. Good luck on winning Thirsty’s Prize.

  8. Jim Priebe

    I’m a new reader of your blog. There was a reference to it in the Kansas City Star. I have two additional song suggestions: “Mas Tequila” by Sammy Haggar for a good rock anthem. For some country flavor I nominate “Beer for My Horses” by Toby Keith with Willie Nelson.

    • Jane

      thanks for the additions to the play list. I was a little week on the good country flavor. We’ve already drawn a winner for the prize package, but keep following and we’ll have more contests and always more recipes!