We just found out about a new liquor from Thailand called Mekhong, which is apparently made a bit sweet to balance out the spiciness of the food. It's a blended distilled drink that contains sugar and rice, two of our favorite foods, and it sounds pretty high on our list of "must tries." Sounds like it's pretty drinkable, and it's quite possible we'd end up having a bit too much of it - luckily, what happens in Bangkok, stays in Bangkok.
The spirit is made with a bit of the spiritualism that envelops Thailand in mind. It's distilled and fermented and then goes in to several traditional and symbolic stages related to the five natural elements: earth, water, air/wind, fire and aether (the mythical upper air that encompasses everything).
Sorry for the radio silence yesterday, kids - chalk it up to wisdom teeth removal. We got a piece of news today that fills our hearts with mixed emotions - gladness because this holiday exists, sadness because we can't participate for numerous reasons...the biggest being the fact we can't eat steak unless we put it in a blender.
What the hell are we talking about, you ask? Oh - it's Steak & BJ Day - the Valentine's Day for men exactly one month after the one in February. It's not a new idea - we have friends who created a similar holiday that lands in August, six months after V-Day. Of course, the benefit of S&BJ Day is that it's today. Celebrate it, kids. Celebrate it.
Of course, none of this has anything to do with drinking, so we've done a little roundup of manly drinks you can enjoy whilst slinging your meat. First, we put together a nice little list of manly drinks last November, or if you're looking for tips with that Modern Drunkard spin, read on below.
What the hell...after laying some loving on Drunk History Volume 1 and Volume 2, we decided to share Volume 2.5. This one once again features JB as Ben Franklin, only this time he's trying to discover his friend's fiancee's underpants instead of electricity. Go Ben.
Last week, we brought you the slice of fried gold called Drunk History: Volume 1. You remember it - it involves a bottle of scotch, American history, and Michael Cera. Well, no quicker than you can say "holy crap, that's funny," we bring you Volume 2, featuring the aftereffects of 8 vodka cranberries and the ineffable Mr. Jack Black as Benjamin Franklin.
Someone just mailed us the following video, entitled "Drunk History: Volume 1." We were intrigued. When we found out the premise - that a gentleman drank an entire bottle of scotch and proceeded to lay out his version of a particular historical event - we were downright curious. But when we found out Michael Cera was in it*...just watch the damn thing.
* For those of you who don't know how we feel about Michael Cera (of Arrested Development, Superbad, and Clark & Michael), well, it's the the way a lot of Patriots fans feel about Tom Brady right now. It's complex - tender, sincere, warm, passionate, and (mostly) hetero.
We've gotten all sorts of nifty packages in the mail in the past few days, and we couldn't be more ready to give them a try. What's got us all aflutter, you might ask? Dig this, Daddy-O:
We've gotten our hands on our very own N-Ice Rack, the beer pong cooling system we covered a while back. We'll obviously have to give that a try sooner than later.
We also received our very own bottle of Dos Lunas Anejo tequila; we liked the Silver and the Reposado, so we can only imagine we'll dig this.
Last, but certainly not least, we're bullish (bad pun...sorry) to Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka. We covered it over a year ago, and we finally have a bottle of our very own to taste...we'll make sure to drink it with the recommended apple juice.
If you've tried any of 'em, give us a yell and let us know what you think.
Flambar packs luscious whole Turkish apricots in Grand Marnier, the brandy-based French liqueur flavored with orange peel. The apricots shine through this clear, dark golden spirit as they sit in the glass globe topped with an elegant, dark wooden lid. The apricots absorb the liqueur to grow to nearly twice their original size - and that means twice as infused with liquor.
We've never seen the show "A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila" ourselves, but we figured it makes sense to cover everyone's favorite MySpace skank friend (sorry Tom) now that she has a TV show. The tie in to us, beyond her name? We imagine the contestants have to be drinking heavily, or at least they'll start once they actually see the show.
When we first heard about Canton Ginger Liqueur, we had a pretty good idea we were going to like it. After all, we love ginger like it's our job, and marrying it with cognac can go under our "why didn't we think of this?" file. What we didn't expect, however, was that we'd fall in love.
There was a time when a company wouldn't dream of marketing a product to the ladies and give it a name like "X-Rated". That time is long gone, however, and we're lucky enough to have two products with that adult name now - both an unflavored vodka and a fruity liqueur.
The question on everyone's lips, however, is - do they live up to their racy name? Let's just say we enjoyed ourselves enough during the tasting to be just this side of, as Borat would say, a "romance explosion".