Sunday, October 02, 2011

I'll Drink to That!

I don't really care very much for beer, and Agnes and I usually enjoy some wine with our meals. We didn't go in for mixed drinks until we took our first cruise, and discovered that there were some very nice concoctions out there that were very pleasant to sip before (or after) dinner. We've since become cocktail aficionados, with a well-stocked bar and a small library of bartender bibles.

If nothing else, those cocktails help make the news from Washington easier to swallow.

Anyhow ...

Here is a field guide to some of the more exotic cocktails. I've seen many variations of this over the years; this one is courtesy of Miss Cellania:

Absolut Zero - Vodka and liquid nitrogen

Alexander the Grrreat - Gin, creme de cacao, and sweet cream over corn flakes

American in Paris - Kentucky bourbon and champagne

Black Sabbath - Kahlua and Mogen David wine

Blind Faith - Wood alcohol and sacramental wine

Blood Clot - Vodka, tomato juice, and Jell-O

Bloody Awful - Vodka and ketchup

Blue Moon - Corn whiskey and Aqua Velva

Brown Bowl - Vodka and Prune Juice

Coleman Cooler - White wine, soda, fried chicken crumbs, and sand

Fuzzy Naval Base - Peach schnapps, orange juice, and ammonia

George Bush - George Dickel bourbon and Busch beer

Gorbachev - Vodka with a splash of port wine

Honeydew the Dishes - Midori and Dawn

Marie Antoinette - Bourbon, cake mix, and flat beer

Martinizer - Gin, vermouth, and carbon tetrachloride

Mary Poppins - Vodka, tomato juice, and a spoonful of sugar

Mexican Hairless - Tequila and Minoxidil

Oil of Ole - Mazola and Sangria

Peter, Paul, and Mary - Potassium nitrate, Paul Masson wine, and tomato juice

Phillips' Screwdriver - Vodka, orange juice, and milk of magnesia

Port in a Storm - Red wine and rainwater

Quack Doctor - Cold duck and Dr. Pepper

A Rum with a View - Bacardi and Visine

Rum-Pole of the Bailey - Bacardi rum, Popov vodka, and Bailey's Irish Cream

Sake-to-me - Rice wine, punch, and nitrous oxide

Scotch Tapeworm - Dewar's and Mescal

Shipwreck - Cutty Sark on the rocks

Short Wave - Ripple in a shot glass, ginger, syrup, and pomegranate

Sinead O'Connor - Irish whiskey and Nair

Skid Roe - Muscatel and caviar

Sour Kraut - Schnapps and lemon juice

Sundae Driver - Vodka, orange juice, and ice cream

Tequila Mockingbird - Jose Cuervo and birdseed

Anything sound good?

This is actually a timely topic, because I just had an e-mail from fellow blogger, wit, and borderline curmudgeon Gilahi, reminding me that we haven't met for after-work drinks for a while. No wonder the world is in such a miserable state if we aren't getting together regularly to solve its problems. We'll take care of that soon, and I'll let you know how it works out.

Autumn is here in Northern Virginia: it's cold, rainy, and generally miserable. But fear not! We are going to have my all-time-favorite fall and winter (or any other time, for that matter) dinner this evening: corned beef and cabbage. Five wonderful grandchildren, a beautiful wife, dancing, good friends, and corned beef and cabbage - life is, indeed, good.

Have a good day. Enjoy those cocktails in moderation.

More thoughts tomorrow.



Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Boy i wish I could say I never enjoyed cocktails, beer or wine.
Aah, the hazards of growing up Italian is they teach their young to drink.

Have a wonderful evening with family.

Mike said...

A few Sundae Drivers today sounds good.

Duckbutt said...

The vilest drink I ever experienced was Old Granddad and Kool-Aid.