Thursday, June 20, 2013

Science Experiments

Today's experiment: a new citrus martini recipe.

2 dashes absinthe
2 dashes orange bitters
2 dashes lime bitters
1 part Dogfish Head blood-orange infused vodka
1 part regular vodka
1/2 part Dolan Blanc vermouth
1/2 part limoncello

Fill a martini glass with crushed ice and drizzle with the absinthe.  Swirl it all to chill and coat the glass. Set aside.

In a shaker combine ice, bitters, vodkas, vermouth, and limoncello.  Shake vigorously until the shaker is  well-chilled.

Toss the ice from your glass.  Strain the cocktail into the glass over the absinthe residue.

A nice chill for a summer happy hour!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

5 Observations From Summer Concerts

1. To the drunk couple singing all the lyrics meaningfully into each other's eyes: no one came to see you sing and it's really not going to relight the sputtering spark in your sex life.

2. To the guy 10 feet from stage center: you're pretty cut to be able to hold your girlfriend on your shoulders that long, but everyone behind you came to see the band, not your girlfriend's ass.  It's a one-song limit on the shoulder-elevator, pal.

3. To bands that encourage unison, over-the-head audience hand-clapping: toss out some free deodorant with that.  Pit-sweat is the only thing stronger-smelling than weed.

4. To the weed-smokers: up your game.  I don't mind smelling your puff, but I do hate when it smells like a skunk's ass.  Shell out for more than stems and seeds, bud.  Get it?  Bud.

5. To the venue operators: $11 for light beer? Blow me.