Over the years, the booze that finds its way into my glass has changed. My foray into cocktails was a horrific ride on Captain Morgan’s pirate ship to Kahlua Bay, with stops to pick up shipmate Mike and his hard lemonade and this odd fellow named Yuengling who always carried a treasure chest of copper with him. He used to lick it at night – it was very strange. But, without getting into too much more detail, let’s just call this time period “The Dark Ages.”
From there, I discovered simple, but exciting new things. For example, gin was actually good in things other than a Long Island Iced Tea and whiskey was aggressively delicious. And as I’m sure any cocktail geek would say, the adventures that followed involved the unwavering desire to research and acquire every possible spirit, bitter, and syrup on the planet. Though at the end of the day, there is always Tecate or Old German in a can.
- What does your Drink Pyramid look like?