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I’ve decided that this weekend will be the weekend to switch from manhattans to gin and tonics.

11 Comments

Bret

about 13 years ago

I like the way you think.

Paul Lundgren

about 13 years ago

I haven't had a good wopatusi in a long time, which is the delicious and dangerous summertime concoction of a cooler full of fruit drenched in vodka.

Since Ironic1 introduced semantics to this discussion, I will note the what I call a wopatusi, often referred to as a "wop," is called a "wopatui" in the Urban Dictionary and defined as a mixture of vodka and "a fruit drink such as Kool-Aid or Hawaiian Punch." But that ain't the way we roll in Duluth, is it?

Major Izzy Lessmore

about 13 years ago

You're mixology is good, Sir. But, there are many ways to look at this. I prefer to view this in a Mayan sacred calendaring system which involves the 20 year mixed drink cycles called Bar-ktuns. Currently we're about to leave the martini cycle which started in the summer of 1989 and re-enter the Laudanum and Absinthe cycle last seen during the Victorian age. Early adopters have already begun.

Dizastress

about 13 years ago

Kool Aid or Hawaiian Punch?  And mar the inside of my igloo with a hideous red stain?  I think not.  Neverminding the fact that they have completely omitted the fruit, which is totally the fun part.  It's novel to be able to eat yourself drunk for a change.

Lindsey

about 13 years ago

I believe the plural would be gin and tonics because gins and tonics would imply multiple gins used.

Todd Gremmels

about 13 years ago

Cheap beer and expensive gin!!!!

Ahh!! What a life!!!

Peace
Todd

Bret

about 13 years ago

Yes, Absinthe is back (after a century or so of prohibition).  But, it's cheaper to simply drink Arak, which I took quite a liking to on my several trips to Ramallah, Palestine.  (Althought I have a bottle of each!).

Mel

about 13 years ago

If I recall correctly our wops were always "bring a bottle of any clear liquor" - not just vodka. It's funny how many people think Everclear is a good idea.

My switches will be (but not quite this weekend, since it's currently 35 out):

Stouts -> Hefeweizens
Porters -> IPAs
Red wine -> Red wine
Jamo Sours -> Margaritas
Scotch/Whisky -> Limoncello

And my favorite...homemade Sangria!

zra

about 13 years ago

my summer changes are as follows:

imperial stouts > porters
stouts > IPAs
Scotches > Burbons, Domestic Whiskys
hot coffee > cold press coffee

i'm also cutting out espresso for the summer.

and i propose that a "spodie" is the new "wop."

Sinatra

about 13 years ago

yer all girl drink drunks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_H_sVNgvf4

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