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".
If there's one flavor we've always loved and wished we could get more of in our mixed drinks, it's ginger. The flavor can range from delicate and floral to a downright burn, and we just love it. That's why we're excited to try out the bottle of Canton Ginger Liqueur that just arrived. We'll be doing a full review soon enough, but here's what the Canton website has to say:
Originally created on the French Indochine ginger root estate of Domaine de Canton, this aromatic elixir first became popular among the colonial French aristocracy. A hand-crafted infusion of superior VSOP Cognac and baby ginger, Domaine de Canton is the world's first premium ginger liqueur. Enjoy it in a cocktail and discover a rare union of tropical romance and continental sophistication.
We don't have any proof they're actually the first such liqueur, but they had us at French Indochine ginger root. More at Canton Liqueur
To be honest, we'd never heard of a Chinese liquor called Baijiu before an email hit our inbox about it this morning. But, after watching the video contained in the email, we couldn't be more intrigued by the stuff, especially after our quick and not-so-thorough research introduced us to the phenomenon of "Baijiu face," which judging by the pictures reminded us of our own experience with Screech Rum face.
According to Wikipedia, the name Baijiu "means 'white liquor,' 'white alcohol' or 'white spirits.' The final line of the video told us all we really needed to know, about this high-octane beverage.
We may not have learned anything new about Baijiu, but at least we got fucked up. And that's basically what Baijiu's all about.