Last night I was feeling particularly in need of a cocktail, so rather than opening my close-at-hand Cocktail Bible, I decided to wing it. "I will forge a new frontier," I said to myself. "I will create a delightful new cocktail to share with my blog friends." My journey began.
I had to use things we already had in the house, since I had on my After 6 clothes. Here's what I came up with:
Diet Giner Ale
Beck's Premier Light beer (or any beer)
Splenda (added after picture was taken)
I played with the proportions, adding a little more ginger ale to give it a kick, and muddled the blueberries in the bottom of the glass. When I was done, it didn't look particularly good, but most drinks don't if you really think about it.
I closed my eyes and took a sip, expecting the perfect mix of sweet, tangy and refreshing. I realized, however, that...
I decided to name my new drink the "Angry Husband," as Trusty Husband's face contorted in a way I'd never seen before, first from the taste, and then when I told him I'd used the "decantur vodka," which is apparently the "good vodka" (far be it for me to tell the difference). I mean, I like vodka, I like beer, I like ginger ale, I like blueberries - seemed like a perfectly logical combination to me. But then I thought, "You know, I like Hershey bars, Stove-Top and cantaloupe, but rarely do I mix them all together." Point taken, Self.
It just goes to show you that not everything works. Happy weekend everyone!