Your Weekly Internet Cocktail Hour
Another week, another flash of our own personal eternities. Let’s get down to business darlings.
Reasons to Drink (in case you do these things by occasion):
It’s October. Officially fall, according to the misguided sale of fake down jackets in the stores here in the south (it’s still 90 degrees outside here some days), and that means a lot of things: Posting pictures of fallscapes of leaves on every imaginable social site you belong to, while also acting like such things as sweaters and hot cups of tea have spontaneously sprung into existence. Pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns now surround us all, along with misogynistic and overpriced Halloween costumes. It’s here. It’s decorative gourd season, motherf*ckers!
Let’s drink to celebrate or try and forget all of that, depending on your personal proclivities. If you’re naught but indifferent to it, let’s drink because I found us some delicious things:
1. The original French 75: Though many- myself included, until recently- believe that the French 75 is traditionally a gin drink, it actually originated with cognac. (Think French field guns, etc.) I had several on my birthday and can absolutely confirm for you that they are delicious.
2. If you’ve ever seen a romantic comedy, there is a 33.3% chance that the characters at some point had a meet-cute at Serendipity 3, which claims to have originated the frozen hot chocolate. However, this lovely and intrepid Tumblr user has some instructions for how to repeat the magic and wonder at home, John Cusack unfortunately not included. I encourage adding bourbon as well, because I encourage adding bourbon to all things in life. Particularly those that are lacking in the presence of John Cusack. BONUS: This is a drink that allows you to enjoy fall when it is still 90 degrees outside. WIN/WIN.
3. Related to that last point: Roasted Cherry Bourbon Milkshakes, with Hot Fudge. I do it because I love you, darlings.
4. And because I must deliver on my Stuff-White-People-Like-promise of a pumpkin-flavored item a week, here is this week’s: Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte. I imagine you could spike this with any number of delicious things. Let your imagination run wild, and please leave experiences in the comments.
Around the Internet | Booze-related and otherwise:
To read: Pertaining to pumpkin things, here’s a missive on Fall Beers 101: Best and Worst Pumpkin Beers. Agree? Disagree? Hate everything pumpkin related on principle or because of a squash allergy? I can’t help you. I’m not a medical doctor. Drink something else.
To educate yourself: The Anatomy of a Hangover. As someone who is not a medical doctor, I can guarantee you this is 100% accurate.
The weirdest thing I found this week: Poké-King-of-the-Mon-Hill. I really don’t have any other words for this. It is exactly what it says and honestly I don’t even know.
And finally, your weekly tip on How to be a Man, From a Woman: Be the kind of man who ruins a woman’s lipstick, not her mascara. Brilliant.
Until next week. Be kind to yourself, and others, my darlings.
Photo Credit: NYPL Digital Gallery