What repeal am I talking about? The Repeal of the 18th Amendment, of course! The 18th Amendment was the harbinger of a very dark time in US history: Prohibition.
And! Because I’m the one doing the book club, I have a bit of an added element. There is a drink recipe in here, folks!
From what I can tell, New Holland pulls a switcheroo on each of these beverages to make two excellent, crossbred, yummy drinks. So today, I’m going to talk a little bit about both of them.
We’re going to update you on all the whiskeys our group will be tasting on the mountain so your presumably now-formed queer whiskey tasting friend-group can taste along with us. And our brand new obsession? Hudson Whiskey.
What’s the best way to get a girl to kiss you on a rooftop in Brooklyn? Make her homemade boozy popsicles! The French 75 gets the job done nicely.
I will never give you a red, white or blue (or all three) drink for Fourth of July, because I am cheesy but not that cheesy. That’s why I present to you the Hatter Day #2, a cocktail made of gin and beer.
Even if you’re not a tennis fan, this cocktail is perfect for dinner parties, garden parties, parties where you’d like to have a go at being fancy as fuck.
Ah, the power of buying alcohol in a large group of queermos – if you haven’t done it before, you should probably do it now. Why? Because you can get really amazing bottles to try that might be out of your budget otherwise and you’ll be trying those bottles in really excellent company.
MOAR COCKTAIL RECIPES!
This is a cocktail that I made up out of my mind brain in an effort to use Bittermen’s Xocolatl Mole Bitters. It has the look and consistency of a coffee milkshake, but it tastes like rum.
Today, we’re making Silk Panties. Panties panties panties. Let’s make a vodka drink.
We are big fans of whiskey here. There’s an entire kitten devoted to where the whiskey comes from.
Here are some basic words we can use while we’re discussing wine.
I actually got this brilliant idea because I thought hot toddies were originally used for medicinal purposes. Turns out they weren’t, but who cares! Toddies are tasty.
Irish Coffee is basically all my favorite things: Irish Whiskey, whipped cream and, of course, coffee. I drink 2-3 cups of coffee per day and can think of nothing better than adding alcohol to it.
Eggnog is my holiday jam. I like all kinds of eggnog. Legit. I’ve never met an eggnog that I didn’t like. So Straddlers, let’s make some nog.
As a non-normative person, there are a lot of traditions I get shellacked on. But one thing I can do is traditional alcohol. There’s so much tradition behind alcohol of all sorts, so much history and artistry. And one thing that screams holidays to me is mulled wine.