23 December 2008

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention - Part Two

You may recall that a few months back you were introduced to the Black & White Trash, or Black & Red Neck as my cousin mistakenly calls it. Well, it didn't take us very long to "invent" another alcoholic classic.

What to do when people have been making Irish Car Bombs for half the evening, but then run out of Guinness? Well, a wise man would kick those people out of his house for being unrepentant alcoholics, but no one has ever accused me of being overly wise.

As I had a friend in town over this past weekend, and he is very much a fan of Samuel Adams Boston Lager, we had plenty of patriotic beer on hand. And, since I was holding band practice on Saturday evening, there were plenty of handy alcoholics about. Someone was remarking how they never drew the connection between the Irish Car Bomb drink, and the IRA. Someone else was remarking how they were out of Guinness, so no more car bombs. Yet a third person was using the "Sensuous" line to request a Sam Adams. And the gears in my head started whirring.

I give you...

The Boston Tea Party:Now, I was out of Beefeater London Dry Gin, which would have been my first choice for something to toss into a Boston Lager. We were forced to use Jameson whiskey instead, which made for a "smoother" drink (and less vomiting), but wasn't the authentic "English product into Boston liquids" experience I was shooting for.

So, the drinkable recipe is:
1 Sam Adams Boston Lager
1&1/2 to 2 shots Irish whiskey

Mix & drink. Repeat.

The still untested, but more true recipe is:
1 Sam Adams Boston Lager
1&1/2 to 2 shots Beefeater Gin
1 handful of Willy Wonka's Everlasting Gobstoppers.

Swallow a handful of gobstoppers WHOLE. Act like you're swallowing marbles. Once you get ten or twelve in your gut, put the candy away.
Mix beer and gin. Drink. Repeat until vomiting occurs. Savor the clack-clack-clack noise and beautiful colors resulting from yorking up everlasting gobstoppers. It's like your own little patriotic fireworks display.

My potential guinea-pigs for this new drink had the following editorial remarks about the "true" version, especially the gobstoppers:

It was good to have Tubbs in town for an evening. As usual, he impressed the ever-loving-shit out of everyone with his mastery of every instrument in the room within eleven minutes. Even instruments he'd never played before. Even things that weren't instruments. I think he played the drapes for a song or two. Best drape solo ever, man.

I managed to record a song or two by him before he escaped into the late morning cold.


zakary said...

Note to self: Bring my own drinks when visiting.

Looks like you guys had fun though.

Debbie said...

It does look like a good, drunken brawl type of fun.

Anonymous said...

Somehow i imagine your the life and soul of ANY party :)

Lorrie Veasey said...

Beer: it's piss with marketing behind it.

I was never a big fan of a drink you had to
"develop a taste for"

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Kreg - Hope your not suffering too much of a hangover :)

zakary said...

Hello? Where are you? I emailed you. Get with the program. Let me know if you aren't dead.


Happy New Year...
Where are you!
Hope you're not in a mexican jail somewhere.