Pick Your Potion
I love a good drink. I really know how to enjoy my beverages. Today’s Daily Prompt really brings back memories… all of my signature drinks throughout the years… no judging please!
Captain & Coke (Captain Morgan’s spiced rum and Coca Cola) – was my drink of choice for Fire Island (which is part of Long Island, NY) – it was sweet and the caffeine in the soda gave me the energy to sustain all that (under-age) drinking. I was hanging out with my cousin and his friends a lot back then – they are five & six years older than me… hmmm… maybe not the best example for a 19 year old – but I had a lot of fun!
Malibu & Pineapple (Malibu rum & pineapple juice) – makes me want to cringe now but it was sublime when I was downing them like water back in… well let’s just say I was no longer using fake ID.
Cosmopolitan – SATC, yep I
was am a huge fan of Sex and The City and all things fabulous. So naturally, I got into the whole Cosmo thing – much to the chagrin of my close friends whom I repeatedly spilled pink drinks on. In my defense, we were in packed clubs, dancing, and I usually didn’t spill under after drink #2. Usually.
Dirty Martini – very dirty. Well after college, I decided I needed a more sophisticated drink and so I decided to “teach” myself how to drink a martini. To do this, I started with very dirty martinis and gradually asked for them less dirty until I was able to have a vodka (preferably Belvedere or Grey Goose) martini straight up. Yum. And classy! Too bad I had not “taught” myself how to hold my liquor!! Oops.
Vodka & Soda – When I moved to L.A., it was all the latest flavored vodka (grape, blueberry, etc) and soda. That trend continued when I moved to D.C. but once again I decided I needed a more sophisticated drink. Hello, I was single, living on my own, approaching 30 – you get the picture. That’s when my best friend and I started drinking…
Champagne – which led to…
BELLINIS!! (technically champagne and peach puree but peach schnapps works in a pinch) – my all time favorite “signature” drink. This fantastic delicious drink encouraged me to drink before 12!! It is a preferred drink for brunch after all (mimosas just didn’t cut it). While I enjoyed them in the evenings as well, I did curtail my morning drinking to weekends only. And holidays. And vacations. Good thing I had a full time job! This drink was even the signature drink during the cocktail hour at my wedding. That’s how much I like it.
Alas, peach schnapps was not so easy to find in Peru & Trinidad and I was too lazy to make my own puree so a full on wine drinker I became. And honestly once I was pregnant I steered clear of all the hard alcohol and it stuck well after I was done breastfeeding.
These days you will likely see me with a glass of Prosecco during the day or red wine in the eveing (I save the rum & vodka for Trinidad’s carnival season). In fact, I think I will enjoy a glass by the pool now…