I like alcohol. I really do. But I rarely consume any. Now if I’m at a party… Well, I can get really fun. But no one invites me to parties anymore, so my alcohol consumption is the occasional beer with lunch or dinner. Maybe four times a year for that. And Mrs. L.A. has a good nursing job with paid vacation time. So there’s about a week a year where I might have as many as three drinks a day. But sometimes…
Tuesday evening I had two Kraken-and-ginger ales, just because I felt like it. With the change in the weather, I feel like hanging out on the deck, listening to Third-Wave Ska and Reggae, and drinking traditional daiquiris and mojitos. OK, I don’t have any white rum, I don’t have any limes, and I don’t have any mint. (I can make simple syrup.) But still… Wouldn’t it be nice?*****
So how about you? Do you ever just feel like drinking?
*****In actuality I’d get bored pretty quickly. But it’s nice to think about.
Never heard of Kraken so I googled it. What spices? What does it taste like? And how well does it go with ginger ale? More info please.
And yes, I often feel like drinking so I pour some scotch into a glass. Or I go to some fancy restaurant and have some fancy drink that has more style than liquor, I suppose. Last one was called “First Kiss” at Pappadeaux’s and I don’t know what all was in it but it was good. Not as good as a first kiss, tho.
Rum and ginger go well together. What is being described is a riff on the Dark and Stormy cocktail, which is properly made with dark rum and ginger beer (a spicier, more ginger forward soda than ginger ale.) But Kraken and ginger ale is in the same ballpark.
Yeah, I feel like a drink every evening. And I allow myself one or more 3 to 7 times a week. I probably went 20 years of drinking at least 360 days per year. I’ve cut down the amount of days and the amount each day to a level I think I can sustain without serious health risks.
See, the following through bit is the thing that gets me. I like the idea of having a few drinks, but unless I’m in a social situation I don’t get to it. Water is so much easier!
Cinnamon, clove, ginger, and eight other ones I don’t know. It tastes like… Well, rum with cinnamon, clove, and ginger in it. Mrs. L.A. thinks it’s too sweet. It tastes good with ginger ale. I’d taste it to give you a better idea, but those two drinks the other night finished the bottle I bought last year.
I like to pour a few shots of vodka over ice, add some Kahlua, then fill with vanilla soy milk. The milk allows me to think of it as a healthy drink.
After smoking a bowl I sometimes do an “instant tune-up” which involves getting the fifth of grey goose out of the freezer, doing a quick swallow of 4 or 5 shots worth, and replacing bottle in freezer. Ahhhhh.
I don’t smoke it, myself. (I’m not 20 anymore! If I were, I’d be getting invited to parties! ) Ironically, I can stroll into any number of marijuana shops and legally buy some any time I want. I just don’t want.
I’m a non-smoker, never was a smoker, probably have had no more than 5 cigarettes in my entire life, and think smoking is a disgusting habit.
But once in a while I’ll take a break from work, sit outside on a nice day, put my feet up and think “this would be a great moment to have a cigarette”.
I’d probably regret it the second I took that first drag though.
Oh, yeah. When the sun is low and the work is done, the favored glass comes out (the Bushmills glass, not the other one) and the gaze moves to the cabinet. What to have today? Bourbon? Irish? Scotch? Be healthier and just have a beer? Decisions, decisions.