My Fellow Inebriates,
I got some new tasting notes from my friend Michael:
right now i am tasting a white russian. it is creamy and girlish but slightly strong and very bearly. tooodles liquor store bear
One of the first things to go when you’re drinking any quantity of vodka is punctuation. Add some Kahlua and you can say bye-bye to your caps as well. Michael’s notes are my very favorite kind—when you are three sheets to the wind you can be totally honest.
The White Russian didn’t originate in Russia; but it contains vodka, hence the name. Add cream to a Black Russian and there you have it.
There are dozens of variations on this drink but the classic method is to pour vodka and Kahlua over ice cubes and then add half-and-half. It’s totally, totally, totally yummy.
Michael mentioned that the drink is “girlish,” which raises the question: Are there “girl” drinks and “boy” drinks?
Here at LBHQ we don’t go in for gender stereotypes so much as we do massive, unspecific overgeneralizations. To put it more honestly, I’m freaking scared that someone will hunt me down if I start spouting off about which spirits I like to wear a dress while drinking (and there are some). So instead here’s a sampling of personality traits and drinks to match.
BEER—You’re down to earth and easy to please. Sometimes you leave appliances in your yard.
COOLERS—You’re underage. Or maybe a sugar junkie.
BLENDER DRINKS—You like drama in your relationships. You also like loud, mechanical whirring sounds.
COCKTAILS—You’re purposeful and know what you want. To you, blender-drink fans are your bitches.
WHITE WINE—You’re optimistic but sometimes insecure. You’d like to be a nudist but you don’t know how.
RED WINE—You’re classic and confident but not very street-smart. For instance, you wouldn’t know how to shiv someone with a broken bottle.
SHOTS—You don’t like wasting time. Ideally you’d like to get naked right now.