Seriously. I don't know what in particular made this week so draining, but it was, and i am looking forward to this weekend. Todays fun facts are about my favorite summer drinks that i will have to have less of now that marathon training has begun. You drinks will always be in my heart, but only sometimes in my stomach.
1. My favorite drink of all time, year round - The dirty martini.
Vodka with a splash of olive juice and a splash of vermouth. It better be shaken and served up or i will be very angry at you.
If you want to be really crazy, you can make it a sara-tini and just add an extra 10 olives.
2. The John Daly. It's basically an alcoholic Arnold Palmer. And if you seriously know nothing about golf references, its half lemonade/half sweet tea vodka, with a splash of club soda. (or you can just do half lemonade, half sweet tea, and add regular vodka.)
3. New Glarus spotted cow.
Spotted cow is one of my all time favorite summer beers. It is light and crisp and oh so tasty. The one problem is that it is only sold in the state of Wisconsin, so to get my hands on some, i have to travel to the great north, and smuggle it back to Chicago. Luckily my moms house is only a 20 minute drive from the state line. It's worth being a beer-runner though, (HA! Get it? Beer runner?!?) because spotted cow is worth it's weight in gold in Chicago. And as long as you're making the journey, you can stock up on cheese curds too!
4. Ginger & Jameson
In general, i like my whiskey straight, but when it gets hot out, warm whiskey does not have the same refreshing qualities. Ginger and Jameson is the younger, hipper version of the seven&seven our grandparents all drank. And it has the word "ginger" in it. It's ginger ale with Jameson whiskey, if you hadn't pieced that together yet.
It's wine with fruit in it. How much more healthy eating can you really expect from me?
I like to get crazy and put mango in mine. I am seriously a loose cannon.
6. Last, but definitely not least, Margaritas.
And i mean real margaritas. None of that super sweet blended crap you get at Chili's (although i still love you Chili's) I want tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in a lowball glass over ice. And if i am still standing after two of these, you are making it wrong.
*sigh* Its going to be a long summer....