February 3, 2017

Gin Gingerale

So, we’re about 2 weeks into this new presidency and, as expected, everybody is annoying me. There's crazy people on the one side who ardently defend even the most obvious mistakes that the Trump administration makes. They're easy to spot. They're usually saying things like “no, Trump meant to say that the cheap oompa-loompa labor force of the candy industry is a threat to the American worker. He just understands more about these things than us.” Then you have the crazies on the other side for whom no act Donald Trump has done since being sworn in, including scratching his ears, is tantamount to a war crime, and a blatant violation of the constitutional rights of disenfranchised earwax. The point is, everybody needs to shut it. And I need a drink. And I don't have the energy to mess with a bunch of ingredients. Fortunately, I know an awesome 2 ingredient drink that's delicious, and will keep me from caring so much about everybody’s nonsense. Oh! And the Super Bowl. You can also drink it during the Super Bowl. 


2 oz. Gin (Any reasonably good quality version will work. Just don't use something like “uncle Pete’s discount jug ‘o gin,” and you should be fine.)
10 oz. Ginger Ale (Samesies)

The first thing you're gonna need to do is drink a preparation beer, so that you can drown out the voices of everybody yelling at each other long enough to make this drink. Then take literally any large cup, and fill it up with ice. If you're all fancy, put your gin and ginger ale in a separate cup, stir them together with a spoon, and then pour the mixture into your icy cup. If you're often lazy, like me, choose instead to pour about half of your ginger ale over your ice, then add in your gin, and then haphazardly dump the rest of your ginger ale on top of it. Regardless of which method you choose, be it the fancy way or the right way, make sure not to share with your annoying friends who are clogging up your Facebook feed with politics. Repeat as necessary until relaxation ensues, and you end up actually watching the Super Bowl instead of getting in arguments with people. Of course, then you'll be faced with the uncomfortable task of actually watching a Super Bowl between the Falcons and the Patriots. Fortunately, you have a drink. 

1 comment:

  1. Dear Avy, this sounds fabulous, unfortunately I can no longer drink gin or any other alcoholic beverage due to heart medication. This rates low on the tragedy scale, however, as gin was the ONLY spirit I enjoyed, I read your post with a degree of wistfulness. I guess I will just have to stick to Bundaberg Ginger ale and propose a toast. As for your grumpiness with all things political, I feel your pain. I am soon to return to Brexitshire for a holiday.