… made with Southern Discomfort, but still…
Click ’em for the recipes, which live at a blog owned by an Interesting Person I hung out with in New Orleans over the weekend.
Just as green as absinthe and as distinctive. Lots of herbs; that might help chose a mythological creature.
The Green Gnome? The Green Elf? The Green Dwarf?
Apparently, we’re supposed to disdain “critter wines” –
So, a common current among wine aficionados is a disdain for “critter” wines – you’ve seen them, cases upon cases of little penguins, kangaroos, toads, black cats – a veritable vintner’s Noah’s Ark – with cute labels designed to make passersby go, “Awwwww…” In general, these wines sell because of what’s on the outside of the bottle and not the inside. Good marketing for sure – but rarely good wine. Being Californian, I’ve had to practice uttering “critter wine” mumbled with contempt and dismissal, with a sneer (or an eye-roll) and a little put-upon exhale. Try it for yourself.
Dang. I actually like the wine labels to be interesting; I rarely remember names, but often remember images. If I try a wine, I want to be able to have a shot at remembering it so have more. Moar crittr winez, I say! Moar!
My latest interesting booze is.. the Kraken. A 94 proof spiced rum that’s very tasty. Lots of vanilla-y flavor. Not to mention an awesome old-timey looking bottle with a giant sea monster octopus on the label. Anyhoo, it turns out that they have some really cool, but overly expensive merchandise associated with it.
Turns out ol’ Ben Franklin compiled a list of all the ways of saying “drunk” back in 18th century America. Have a look, thanks to the folk over at Mental Floss.
Fun guide to mixed drinks, written for Engineers.
Bacon flavored booze!
(In PDF form for some reason. So sorry.)
It’s lighter and less dry than I normally have, but it had lots of nice fruit flavors. Definitely getting some again… it was $9.99 at the Wine Club.