Monday was nearly tranAtlantic trauma when Broken Down Doll had to hook a reluctant right upon boarding the aeroplane. Fortunately, I was able to take a page out of infamous imbiber Dan Dunn's book (Living Loaded).
Literally. See. Here's the actual page.
Of course, I do deem some of these ingredients extraneous. Don't need lager or pretzels. Or the elaborate theatre of crushing or stirring for that matter...
Tuesday was all about transAtlantic redemption in the form of a Pegu Club. Or two...
45 ml Gin
15 ml Cointreau
7.5 ml fresh lime juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Shake with ice. Strain. Enjoy.
This week, many a spiritual need was fulfilled by The Shop (host to Broken Down Doll Bar Boutique, which starts happening only five days from now on Tuesday 26th July!) and its massive milk bottle sized cocktails. Good idea.
Shop Credit: Babicka vodka, pomegranate juice, apple juice, fresh lime, passionfruit syrup, elderflower cordial, prosecco.
Once Loved: (the unmistakeable and taste of a summer holiday) Kraken dark spiced rum, coco lopez, pineapple juice, creme de Abricot
Exact measures available at The Shop: http://www.facebook.com/THESHOPNW10?ref=ts
The Once Loved (Above) couldn't help but make me muse on that retro guiltiest pleasure of all time: The Pina Colada. As we all know (or should know) it is a double guilty pleasure. Or it was until about 3 minutes and 47 seconds ago when Doll thought it would be a giggle to have a listen and instead became transfixed by this car crash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5clofp30cUw
If you can make it all the way through this disturbing animated robot version of an already questionable song without tearing your eyes out or punching the 'people' on the screen, you deserve a drink. Probably something rather stiffer than a pina colada. But go ahead and have one anyway...pretend you're on holiday.