After a few failed attempts, we sat down with Cocktail Hour contributor and author extraordinaire, Colette Moody to chat about politics. It seemed a fitting topic for inauguration day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Moody made a few appropriate drink suggestions and she and I tried a couple of them. Andy was booze free. I’m still organizing that intervention we discussed on the Highwaywoman show… Anyway, I had a shooter, simply called MLK and Colette had King’s Jubilee.
MLK Drink Recipe (found at sofakingdrunk.com – which is a FABULOUS name)
0.5 oz Amaretto
1 splash Lime juice
0.5 oz Rum (it calls for Bacardi 151 but I used standard light rum)
0.5 oz Jagermeister
Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain into a 2-oz shot glass, and serve.
Kings Jubilee (we found it here: http://drinkgal.com/2012/01/mlk-day-cocktails/)
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz Maraschino
1 1/2 oz Daiquiri Rum
Shake over ice and strain into cocktail glass
We talked a lot about congress and guns. I’m certain we’ll piss some people off but it’s bound to happen when talking about politics and guns. The Piers Morgan show featuring gun advocate, Alex Jones, was briefly mentioned and we wanted to make sure you could see it, too, so I’ve embedded the YouTube video here for your convenience. You don’t have to wait long for the guy to turn into a terrifying lunatic. Folks like this scare the shit out of me. I couldn’t stop watching. Wow.
Don’t forget to send Moody some love and reminders to write more and faster and to get those damn Last Calls submitted! (colette at cocktailhour.us)
Hope you enjoy the show and check back often for more Cocktail Hour fun!