Ay Tequila!

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Ay Tequila!
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Tequila, a long-time favorite, and a liquor that has increasingly taken the world by storm; some say too much so due to our now drinking more tequila worldwide than Mexico can make. It’s one of my personal favorites and this could easily become my favorite way to partake.

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Bloody Hell Mary!

Bloody Marry Brunch - And I do mean the whole brunch right there in and on a glass
Bloody Hell Mary!

I think that just about everyone who knows me knows that I’m very much not a follower of the weight-loss and fashion cartels religion of “American Obesity” and that I have exactly zero issues with the normative American trend of large and luxurious meal servings. Still, some things that I find manage to strike even me oddly, as if some restaurants have chosen to attempt to prove that Reductio ad Absurdum isn’t a fallacy after all.

And yes, I also know that creative garnishes on Bloody Marys is a thing, a meme or trope even, and a way for venues to differentiate themselves from their competition. But let’s actually list what this particular Bloody Mary is “garnished” with:

  1. Lemon & Lime
  2. Celery
  3. Olives
  4. Cocktail Onions
  5. Pickled Jalapenos
  6. Shrimp
  7. Pepperjack Cheese
  8. Chicken Wings
  9. Bacon Strips
  10. Waffle Fries
  11. Sliders

This is most assuredly the drink that eats like a meal. 😉 And indeed, it looks like a quite tasty and satisfying brunch, lunch, or after work snack. The only thing that makes me twitch – beyond the extremity of it – is that most Americans are conditioned to not “drink their meals” and would be compelled to order and eat a “normal” meal with it.

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Give Em The Bird

When it comes to drinking there’s always been associated with good, solid American bourbon – a uniquely American liquor that also provides the character for many of the world’s other spirits – an open honesty and denial of the false propriety that borders on the effete and disingenuous.

This is pointed up with great humor and delicious irreverence in Wild Turkey’s latest commercial.


Wild Turkey – Give Em The Bird!

Brash it may seem – both Wild Turkey’s bourbon and the advertisement – and flagrant in its disregard for subtlety and coyness, but those are hallmarks of the great culture that is America, and should not a people’s spirits be a reflection and distillation of their spirits?

Enjoy responsibly, with neither more nor less moderation than your desires, constitution, and circumstances require – but always remember, especially when a beautiful woman buys you a drink, that “whiskey dick” is real, pernicious, and nobody’s friend.

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