Everybody is always eager to show off how cultured they are. What you drink says a lot about you. There are so many different options and cocktails and beer that it’s hard to keep it all straight.
I’m a bud light guy plain and simple. If I’m at the bar by myself or a few bros, there’s a 85% chance I’ll be getting a bud light and sticking with that for the majority of my time there. If I’m with chicks, I may mix in a nicer beer, such as a Blue moon, Shiner Bock, Sweetwater 420, etc. If things are getting a little crazy shots are most likely going to be:
- Whiskey if I’m with dudes (Jack, Johnny, Jameson)
- Fireball or Tequila if I’m with Chicks
Beer and shots are nice, but mixed drinks are a whole ‘notha ballgame. I like mixed drinks, but I never pay them much attention outside of getting the occasional rum-and-coke or whiskey-sprite. The endless amount of combinations with mixed drinks is daunting, so I usually don’t even want to fuck with them. If I’m drinking, I’m usually in one of two modes:
- Chill mode- relax, shoot the shit, stick to beer, go home early.
- Rage mode- drinking with a purpose, going absolutely balls to the wall. nothing to do tomorrow, no excuses, no regrets, admit nothing, deny everything, and do anything and everything to get everyone i’m with on my level.
Mix drinks usually don’t fit into one of those categories, so I decided to make a blog dedicated to mixed drinks that I enjoy, and when to make them.
The “New Englander”
I made these at a cookout back in 2015 for a bunch of people and they all loved it. It uses Moxie Soda which is an absolute bitch to find in the south, but if you can find it, it’s worth it for this drink. You need to make sure you’re enjoying this with some fresh lobster, or crab, or even a crawfish boil in the summer. The Recipe sounds crazy but it works!
1 part Gin
2-3 parts Moxie
a large slice of lime
a dash of Worcestershire sauce
Champagne and OJ are a brunch staple, but I always feel li
ke a litte bitch drinking a mimosa out of a champagne flute for breakfast/lunch. A long time ago I decided that I’d just mix beer and OJ and enjoy myself a beermosa. The perfect beer to use for a beermosa is a Blue Moon, because it already comes with an orange slice. Just order the biggest one you can with a sidecar of OJ and have yourself a time.
- 1/2 Blue Moon
- 1/2 OJ
- a slice of orange
The “White Russian”
This drink will always have a special place in my heart.
Back in college I had a neighbor who was absolutely obsessed with White Russians. Every time we’d go to his place to watch a game, play some video games, pre-game, study, chill he’d always offer us a White Russian. It got to the point where we’d go out and start ordering White Russians at the bar sometimes in honor of this guy. He always had the ingredients on hand to make white Russians, and it didn’t matter if it was7am, 1pm, 10pm, or 3am…He’d be there to make you one. The dude abides.
- 1 part vodka
- 1 part kahlua
- 1 part milk
- served over ice in a glass
The Mint Julep
You can only drink this cocktail 3 times a year: The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness, and the Bellmont. Ordering this on any of the other 362 days of the year makes you a pretentious douche. Side story- Maker’s Mark came out with a mint julep flavor about 8 years ago, and It was the greatest whisky ever invented. You could drink it straight, or enjoy it on the rocks and it was absolutely incredible. They only offed it for limited time, and it continues to be my white whale. I can’t find it anywhere anymore and nobody’s ever heard of it*. It had green wax and was just called Maker’s Mark Mint Julep.
- Mint leaf
*If you find out where I can get this, hit me up on twitter @salsastoolie