Cocktail Conversations: July 30th, 2014

Dark 'N Stormy

So I might be sensitive to gluten, GROSS. I love to bake so this will be a major adjustment for me and I love whiskey, so whiskey gingers are no longer going to be my go-to for a cheap bar drink.  Nevertheless, I can keep my favorite drink of summer, or winter, or whenever my mother is in town, Dark ‘N Stormy.

The Dark N’ Stormy is so cool, it is even has two trademarks at the US Patent and Trademark Office. A Dark ‘N Stormy is only a Dark ‘N Stormy if Gosling’s Dark Rum is used.  It’s not an added bonus to use their spiced ginger beer (Don’t worry, it’s gluten free!). If a drink is cool enough to have it’s own patent law, it’s cool enough for me to order at a bar.

Plus, if you have the ginger beer base, the possibilities are endless, Moscow Mules, Presbyterians, Other Mules… the choices are endless.

Here are some tidbits to liven up your next cocktail conversation:

  1. Are you spending like the mellenials? Sometimes, I feel like I belong to this generation, other times, I think there isn’t a chance in the world that I do. Guess that’s what happens when you are on the border between two generations.
  2. The 50 Shades of Grey trailer premiered (in case you are living under a rock and don’t know), while some people love to hate it, I think this Jezebel article pretty much nails on the head how I feel about it.
  3. I love to read articles about making myself into a better person, I am always trying to be a perfectionist (Which is probably something I should see a therapist about, eventually).  7 habits to be more mentally tough has been my latest mantra, plus I am reading the Happiness Project.
  4. Color photography has been around for over a century and World War I was the first war to be documented in color. Seeing the photos of the men, tanks, and the land just somehow seems so much more real in color. The tank is probably the coolest thing.