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THIRSTY THURSDAY A POTATO BY ANY OTHER NAME TASTES LIKE VODKA

 

My favorite sitcom, Will & Grace, was responsible for one of the best drinking one-liners ever. “You say tomato, I say toe-mah-toe. You say potato, I say Vodka.” Today’s Thirsty Thursday lesson, children, will leave you running for the weekend and the nearest liquor store. If you dream of Ferris wheels and vodka filtered through cotton candy, that’s fair enough. But if you prefer your tater-booze filtered through diamonds, Dan Aykrod is the only guy on the planet who can fulfill that dream. Now that’s funny! Continue reading “THIRSTY THURSDAY A POTATO BY ANY OTHER NAME TASTES LIKE VODKA”

Thirsty Thursday Drinking Holidays – I’ll drink to that

 

I’m not much of a drinker, but I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for any holiday that invokes the party animal. While most holidays don’t focus on the simple celebration of alcohol, there’s history lurking behind a few holidays and the reasons we imbibe. Continue reading “Thirsty Thursday Drinking Holidays – I’ll drink to that”

Thirsty Thursday Tequila TaKillYa

 

It’s Friday night in T-Town and the girls are itching to kick up their boots. Each of us is adorned in painted-on jeans and teased hair that would make the 80’s blush. We arrived at Cricket’s Bar just in time for ladies’ night 99₵ margaritas, and we gathered in our usual booth next to the shuffleboard because heavy metal objects sailing across a sanded table go well with Tequila. We passed the $7 point when…

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THIRSTY THURSDAY THE SINS OF ABSINTHE

 

Since I’ve been old enough to illegally drink trashcan punch, woeful tales of Absinthe have been drilled into my head. Blindness, murder, and residency in a padded cell were promised results from drinking sinful Absinthe – or so I was told. Like another midnight campfire story, I was completely freaked out enough to avoid the “Green Fairy” like a leisurely wade through Louisiana swamp water. In case you’re wondering what folklore could keep a 20-something (ok, maybe I was 17) away from free bootlegged booze, let me help you out. How true or fabricated you believe these fables to be, they are steeped in reputable and historical accountings. Don’t cry later tonight under your bed covers and say I didn’t warn you! Continue reading “THIRSTY THURSDAY THE SINS OF ABSINTHE”

THIRSTY THURSDAY WHISKEY RUN AMONK

 

Two of the most prolific country artists, Willie Nelson and Toby Keith, said it best – “Whiskey for my men and beer for my horses.” So it should come as no surprise to discover that the Babylonians and Mesopotamians were on to something when they began making whiskey in the 2nd millennium BC. As early as the 11th century, monks refined the methods still used today to produce this golden liquor. What is this much ado about fermented grain mash? Scots, Gaelics, and good old Irish boys have spent over 1,000 years honing their distillery skills, and quality whiskey is the result of their toils and trouble. So what education do you need to fit in with the serious whiskey samplers in your local neighborhood whiskey bar? Who among us has the knowledge to swirl and sniff out the best smoky peat? Here’s your beginner’s lesson. Continue reading “THIRSTY THURSDAY WHISKEY RUN AMONK”

THIRSTY THURSDAY COCONUT WATER ON A 3-HOUR TOUR

 

I know we’ve all wondered what a misfortunate group of 7 castaways drank on their uncharted island south of Honolulu. The Skipper and Gilligan meant to cruise around for a 3-hour tour with their 5 guests. This turned into a 3-year prime time television show that cranked out 98 episodes. So, what the heck were these people drinking in paradise while they were flirting and fighting with each other? Some say it may have been Mother Nature’s Sports Drink, Coconut Water. My investigative bloggerism will either prove or debunk this theory once and for all.

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Manic Monday Serve an Authentic 4th of July Cocktail

What is an “Authentic” 4th of July Cocktail you may ask. Times were different in 1776, and alcohol was an integral part of daily living whether or not you were a farmhand or a pen-wielding author of the Declaration of Independence. Find an explosive drink this holiday. Continue reading “Manic Monday Serve an Authentic 4th of July Cocktail”

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