I love alcohol. Beer, wine, mixed drinks. They all have their place. Here are some of my favorites.
At the baseball game:
What can I say? I’m a Cardinals fan. They play in Busch Stadium. Nothing beats an ice-cold Bud Light at a day game in the summer. And you only have to sell ONE kidney to afford a couple beers, which leaves you one kidney leftover! Everybody wins!
At a bar for a game-watch:
When I’m at a bar, I prefer to step-up my drinking. I’m a huge fan of pale ales. Sierra Nevada out of the tap is one of my favorites.
Tailgating in Iowa City at 6 am (no, I’m not exaggerating):
Big Ten (“This one goes to 11”) games kick-off at 11 am. A typical home game weekend is: go out Friday night on the Ped Mall til the bars close at 2. Hit up Pizza on DBQ or Panchero’s for a late-night snack. Pass out until 5:45. Roll out of bed, throw on your layers and load up your friend’s truck. Fire up the grill and have a beverage in your hand by 6:15 am. My drink of choice is a spicy Bloody Mary. I will stand by the declaration that my brother and I make some of the best Bloodys you’ve ever had. Ever.
With a delicious juicy steak:
If you have a favorite red wine, you should drink your favorite. I personally like a nice spicy Zinfandel with my steak. (Not White Zinfandel. That is the white trash of wine, put it down. If you like sweet, try a Riesling or a Gewürztraminer for god’s sake.) I also like Pinot Noirs and Cabernets. Pick one you like!
For an after-dinner drink:
I love mixing alcohol into my coffee. My favorite is coffee and Frangelico, but there are many liqueurs that work quite well. Baileys, Kahlua, Grand Marnier, whatever tickles your fancy.
What are some of your favorites?