Anne started it.
Last Wednesday was the season finale of American Horror Story: Coven. Seemed fitting to drink a dirty martini, or, as Jessica Lange’s character Fiona would order it … “filthy.” I was out of gin, so I started to make it with vodka … then I ran out of vodka. A classic martini is a 3:1 ratio of gin to vermouth (you can sub vodka for a vodka martini, but it’s the same ratio). I tried to do a 1:1 ratio of vodka to vermouth … terrible. I still drank most of it.
Friday night happy hour at home … it was definitely a “crap I’m out of gin and vodka, what do I make?” moment. After some Google searching, I settled on fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, brandy and seltzer. I only keep brandy on hand for sangria. But this cocktail turned out well.
Then I met up with a friend at Beauty Bar.
The photobooth was broken, but we did DIY selfies in the photobooth instead. Anywho, not pictured is some whiskey (Makers on the rocks, and sour).
Saturday was birthday drinks for a friend of a friend at O’Donovan’s. I had a Goose Island Matilda, only because they didn’t have a good selection of dark beers (lately my preference has been stout, porter, brown ale or sour beer). But what I really loved was the table.
Which brings us to this Wednesday, happy hour with Kelsey and Erin at Hub 51 (because Three Dots and a Dash was packed, sadness).
Hub Punch – grey goose citron, licor 43, tequila, pomegranate.
So, my go-to drink for forever (literally since I was 21) has been a gin & tonic. I still love it, but I’m trying to get out of that rut. Running out of gin at home helpd force me out of that rut, but I did buy a jug o’ Tanqueray at Marino’s on Monday. (The price per ounce was cheaper … it’s not like it goes bad.)
What’s your go-to drink?