Thursday, June 01, 2006
Giblets and other adult beverages
"Hey, Dr. ER! What's that drink that has gin (or vodka) and lime juice? A giblet?" Of course, I reached into my mind, such as it is, to retrieve "gimlet" and picked up "giblet" instead.
But it got me to thinking. What would a drink called the Giblet have in it?
Hmm. I'd say 2 parts gin (or vodka) to 1, or 2, parts chicken bouillon, with a dash of Tabasco, half-dash of worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper. Garnished with a jalapeno-stuffed olive and celery stick.
What do y'all think? Makes me think of the bullshot.
Name *your* poison. What's your favorite adult beverage? What's your favorite cocktail for anytime? For summer? Winter?
If you don't imbibe, then name your non-poison!
Hot weather, ice-cold Miller Lite. Cold weather, port.
Anytime, Beefeater or Hendricks martini with bleu-cheese-stuff olives, sprinkle of pepper. Anytime, George Dickel, rocks. Anytime, but rarely (since Dr. ER can't stand the smell of the stuff), Dewar's scotch (white label), rocks.
Wine, red, shiraz, white, whatever.
Favorite odd drink: oyster shooter, which is a shot of vodka, tomato juice, horseradish, pepper, Tabasco and a raw oyster.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: sweet tea, RC Cola or milk.
Drunk in Bonaire. The bar at Captain Don's, where ol' Pegleg himself will regale me with tales of diving in the 60s and 70s, and I can wake up the next morning and get my ass on a boat and dive for an hour or so.
BUT, if you're ever in Goldsboro stop by this place called Ham's. Order a Grim Reaper and call a cab (or stay in the hotel right next door).
It's eight different shots, all mixed together: Vodka, rum, tequila, triple sec, gin, blue curaco, raspberry liquer, and citrus vodka. Poured over ice.
I was also quite fond of a Raven's Blood: Jameson's and grenadine.
Now, I just drink water. When I do drink coffee (gave up caffeine as well) now, I rather enjoy a raspberry mocha.
Tequela over ice.
Rusty Nail (drambui & scotch)
Platt Valley Corn Liquer
B.J. Holiday Private stock
Courvoisier VS Cognac
Guinness Stout draft or bottled with a widget.
Any beer with a shot of Jack in it.
Diet Dr. Pepper
Truth be told don't visit that hard stuff much anymore, interfers with all those damn pills I take.
Winter: any stout beer--the darker, the better (beer is bread!); pinot noir
Any time: dry gin martini with a twist, preferably with Cascade Mountain gin, but Tanqueray's easier to find; my dad's homebrew; meade
Non-poison: hot tea (green, herbal, roibos, etc); water; Fresca
Do they still make Tab?
All the women in my family when I was little, in the '70s, drank nothing but Tab and Fresca and ate nothing but cottage cheese!
I get more worried about you every day. Now you're thinking about drinking something you ought to be catfishin' with.
Diet Coke of course.
My Favorite Wine of the moment is "Rancho Zabaco" Red Zinfendell.
My fave sipping drink is Glen Finnegue Scotch. Of course I sip it like once a year. LOL
When I want to get fat and comforted, a Chocolate Malted. Yummy!
Soft drink? Beer
Hard drink? Beer. (OK, I'd go for a fruity margarita; Weller's and Mountain Dew ... mmmm, reminds me of my high school days)
Non-alcoholic: Beer (I was sensing a pattern, so I just went with it. I'd go with Pepsi)
What would be in a giblet? Capt'n Morgan's Spiced Rum, hot chocolate, Bailey's Irish Creme, shaken, not stirred. Actually, that sounds kinda good.
Now damn it don't they know that ice tea is ice with some tea in it. And who ever heard of an 8 oz. glass of Ice Tea. And curse those waiters that just as you've just got the right balance of Ice and Tea and Sweet they come along and dump more lukewarm team into your glass and foul the whole thing up.
What ever you do don't ask for no ice tea in Maine.
I like Southern Comfort.
I like coffee with Southern Comfort.
I like coffee with Amaretto.
I like Amaretto and Southern Comfort. (this is called a Sicilian Kiss)
I also like chai.
Dr. ER has recently discovered chai!