Posts tagged ‘alcohol’

February 3rd, 2010

I Want A New Drink

by Venomous Kate

I need to find a new signature drink. Martinis are so passé, not to mention I can’t make a decent one and therefore have to rely on the skills of others. Suggestions?

Some caveats:
(1) No “shot” type drinks. Only sippers!

(2) I want something simple, as in: open bottle, pour, enjoy.

(3) If it costs more than $25, VH will “accidentally” forget to buy it. Even if it’s a sure-fire Get Lucky drink.

(4) Don’t suggest red wine (it gives me headaches) or tequila (I give other people headaches).

(5) Nothing too sweet. Yep, I’m STILL dieting. (Down 27 pounds now, thanks for asking.)

That said – heh – what do you suggest?

November 7th, 2008


by Venomous Kate

On the recommendation of an acquaintance, I’ve been watching the Amazon “watch it now” episodes of Californication, HBO’s series about a one-hit novelist starring David “I’m a Sex Addict” Duchovny.

Meanwhile, I’ve spent the day struggling to piece together an op-ed piece before my 8 p.m. (Central) deadline. Up until my first glass of champagne this evening (No, I’m not celebrating anything; I just like champagne), I’d manage to eke out perhaps four paragraphs. It would have been more and probably was, without all the deletions and do-overs. But, as with so many times I sit down to write, that little editor inside my head kept screaming at me.

Midway through my second glass of champers, I realized why so many writers are lushes, including Duchovny’s character, Hank, who discovered in Episode 6 of Californication that “Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.”

The reason why writers drink so much is simple: because editors can’t.

March 4th, 2008

Tippling Tuesday: Infused Vodka

by Venomous Kate

It’s once again time to celebrate this most under-appreciated day of the week by raising our glasses repeatedly and hoping the week’s over by the time we sober up.

I’ve yet to acquire the courage to try a bacon-flavored vodka so I figured I’d do something a bit more tame using cherries, a bottle of Stoli and a recipe for infused vodka.

Good stuff, that.

The Cherry Martini

1 oz cherry vodka
1 oz DeKuyper Cheri-Beri Pucker schnapps
1 splash 7-up or Sprite

1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
3. Garnish with a marischino cherry.
4. Repeat as necessary.

So, what are you drinking tonight?

February 19th, 2008

Tippling Tuesday: What Am I Drinking?

by Venomous Kate

Vodka makes even drunks attractive It’s Tuesday again, which means it’s time for all good Venomites to celebrate this vastly underrated and under appreciated day of the week. Oh, Monday’s suck. We all know that. Wednesdays are Hump Day. Thursdays are, for whatever reason, typically “Ladies’ Night” in bars and on Friday we all get laid.

Or that’s the plan, at any rate.

So what should we do with a Tuesday? Why, here at Electric Venom we celebrate booze!

Now, due to an unfortunate accident involving a glass-rack that wasn’t as firmly screwed into the ceiling as we believed, I don’t have a single martini glass in the house. Since I’m a snob (I don’t even drink wine out of a box, much less beer out of… anything), that means I won’t be having a martini tonight.

I do have two ingredients, though:

1. Brandy; and
2. Ginger ale.

One part brandy and 3 parts ginger ale apparently makes a perfectly lovely mixed drink. Thing is, I have no idea what it’s called! Not that I’d be able to order it if I went to a bar, anyway. Nowadays it’s next to impossible to find one that actually has ginger ale, much less non-diet 7-Up.

So, anyone know the name of this fine concoction?

And, while you’re at it, what are you drinking?