Ah, the Hemingway Daiquiri, now that’s a tasty drink. You might hear of it as the El Floridita Daiquiri, but probably not. People tend to ignore the place that invented the drink and like to celebrate those who drank it. Which, as someone who got an English degree (worth it!), I’m good if it comes to Hemingway. Light, refreshing, great to imagine you’re drinking while on a safari (or just visiting Cuba), this is how you should drink a Daiquiri.
Shark Week! Yeah, I love it. I’ve loved it every summer for as far back as I can remember (it’s been going on for over 25 years now) and decided it was time to celebrate with a drink. Shark Week doesn’t deserve any drink, it needs the perfect one: classic, fun, slightly dramatic. Allow me to introduce you to: the Blue Hawaiian Shark Attack.
I’m always looking to expand my gin drink repertoire because a man can’t survive on martinis alone – I’ve tried. It’s good to spread your wings and branch out to try something new. The Aviation is just such a drink. Classic. Light. Refreshing. Slightly floral. Just imagine yourself on a PanAm flight somewhere exotic from one of their Art Deco posters.
Aloha. No, wait, let me try that again. ALOHA! There, that’s better. When I imagine myself away from the daily drudgery, I often like to go tropical — and when I go tropical, there’s only one drink for me: a Mai Tai. I’m not talking that iridescent glowing stuff served from a machine; I’m talking classic, original, worth hunting down special ingredients to have. You know, a Mai Tai. You taste buds and your imagination will thank you.
Light, refreshing, delicious. The Pimm’s Cup is the perfect drink for a steamy summer day in England. Granted, the summer days in England aren’t exactly “steamy” or even particularly warm. Still, with visitors to Wimbledon drinking over 40,000 pints a year (!), you know it’s a championship drink for the classiest of tennis tournaments.
Captain IRON MAN! When I was younger and playing Captain America and the Avengers on my Sega Genesis, it was always fun to select Captain America, then choose someone right after the game announced, “Captain…” Yeah, I’m a nerd. Onwards, for America! We all know that after Cap got his Super Soldier Serum treatment from Dr. Erskine he metabolizes booze right outta his system before he can get drunk. Though, him being a bit of a Boy Scout, he never really drank in the first place. Consequently, we keep this red, white and blue shot light so you can have 50. For America.