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.

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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.

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Then I met up with a friend at Beauty Bar.

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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.

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Which brings us to this Wednesday, happy hour with Kelsey and Erin at Hub 51 (because Three Dots and a Dash was packed, sadness).

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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?