Mar 23, 2020

Publisher’s Letter

don billings

A colleague of mine gave me a little green book some years ago by Jim Henson, titled It’s Not Easy Being Green and Other Things to Consider. It’s a collection of quotes, stories, anecdotes, songs and insights brought to us through the world of Kermit the Frog and The Muppets. It’s basically a philosophy of creativity and compassion on life’s great adventures through humor.

“Always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously.”


That colleague, not to be mentioned by name, heard that I sometimes refer to myself as Kermit the Frog, because I have skinny legs. Well, that started an avalanche of frog-related memorabilia. And since I was in the drinks business … well, as you can imagine, the collection has grown through well-meaning friends in the business. You can’t believe how much frog-related beverage materials are out there — everything from napkins and coasters to straws, and you name it. Then people started sending me names of drinks and recipes. There are beers like Bad Frog, Happy Frog and Frog Alley Brewing. There are wines like Arrogant Frog, Frog Hill, Frog’s Leap, Toad Hollow and Splattered Frog. And cocktails like Frog Lemonade, Bull Frog, Blue Frog, Leap Frog, Fat Frog, Squashed Frog, Psychedelic Frog, Scotch Frog and finally, Irish Frog Shooter.

So, I thought, let’s have fun with it! Just for giggles, send me your favorite “frog” drink recipe, along with a high-resolution image of the drink, and we’ll put it up on our website.

You know, it’s not easy having skinny legs but at least I’m not green!

-Don Billings

don billings“Life’s like a movie — write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending. We’ve done just what we set out to do, thanks to the lovers, the dreamers and you.”

—Kermit and The Muppets