I’ve been headachey and generally bleh all day, which I blame on last nights drinks. I only had two, with a combined 5-6 oz. of alcohol, which normall wouldn’t be a problem for me. But they were made with cheap american whiskey, I drank them both within a two-hour period, and I didn’t have any water between or after drinks. I guess one or more of the above factors is to blame for how I feel today.
The Manhattan is one of my standard drinks, and I’m thinking of making the Perfect version my new default, as it strikes a nice midpoint between sweet and dry. It may be nontraditional, but I’m pretty sure I prefer to use bourbon rather than american blendedwhiskey. Of course, it probably didn’t help that I went from using Maker’s Mark bourbon ($25+ for a fith) to Imperial (< $10 for a litre). I got the cheap stuff for mixing, but I think I’ve spoiled my taste buds.
Not bad, for a relatively sweet drink. Not shockingly good, either. Alternately makes the whiskey palatable, or makes the slow gin palatable, depending on how you feel about each. Lovely deep ruby color. Very strong.
Also embibed over the weekend:
Slow Comfortable Screw
Mmmmmmmmm. I don’t usually go for sweet, fruity frinks, but damn. That stuff is tasty. Goes down easy, too. avivahg says it tastes like punch, and she’s right. Really good punch. Much better in my opinion than a plain old Screwdriver. Recommended to anyone who dislikes drinks which taste strongly alcoholic.