Good Drinks for Bad Days

Good Drinks for Bad Days

Kerry Colburn

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1570615551

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Got fired? Satisfy your urge to set something ablaze with a Flaming Diablo. Heinous meeting? Plunge into a Death in the Afternoon. Gained weight? Forget the club soda—embrace those newfound pounds with a Butterball. The reality is, when the day really sucks, forget all the ways you might rise above it—you have the right to wallow in it. Tell yourself your problems, give yourself some much-deserved sympathy, and make another round on the house. Soon you’ll be your own best bartender, the one who can really cure whatever ails you. In this book you’ll find more than 50 delicious antidotes for everyday disasters, handily organized into recipes for Work, Love, Home, and Life in General. Drinks range from a basic whisky sour to a champagne cocktail, and recurring "From Bad to Worse" bursts offer suggestions for an added alcoholic kick when things get really bad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the insurance issues, unsightly dents, and evil mechanics, one way or another you’re always out more dough than you ever expected. How can a Toyota bumper cost two grand? This calls for a drink named for a barfly who cleverly chose not to drive, instead being chauffeured nightly in a motorcycle sidecar. Good Drink: Sidecar Lemon wedge Sugar for rimming glass 1½ ounces Cognac or brandy ¾ ounce Cointreau or triple sec ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice Lemon twist for garnish Rub the rim of a

Day: Cleaning day Bad Day: Cranky relatives staying with you Bad Day: Moving day Bad Day: Screwed over by roommate Bad Day: Actually home sick on sick day Bad Day: Party aftermath BAD DAYS: LIFE IN GENERAL Bad Day: Car broke down Bad Day: Flight cancelled Bad Day: Fashion faux pas Bad Day: Got arrested Bad Day: Called “sir” or “ma’am” by teenage salesclerk Bad Day: Totally unfair speeding ticket Bad Day: Hangover Bad Day: Buyer’s remorse Bad Day: Tax day Bad Day: Gained weight

looking forward to this sick day. You started fakecoughing at work two days ago, practiced your scratchy voice for the phone call, and planned all sorts of fun ways to enjoy a much-deserved day of hooky. But now—disaster!—you find you’re actually sick and stuck at home. It’s a cruel punishment, but it does give you the excuse to make a delicious, restorative drink that might actually cure what ails you—so you can have a better sick day next time. To your health! Good Drink: Blueberry Tea 1

looking forward to this sick day. You started fakecoughing at work two days ago, practiced your scratchy voice for the phone call, and planned all sorts of fun ways to enjoy a much-deserved day of hooky. But now—disaster!—you find you’re actually sick and stuck at home. It’s a cruel punishment, but it does give you the excuse to make a delicious, restorative drink that might actually cure what ails you—so you can have a better sick day next time. To your health! Good Drink: Blueberry Tea 1

enjoy a different kind of storm front. Good Drink: Dark and Stormy 1 to 2 slices fresh ginger (optional) 2 ounces dark rum ½ tablespoon ginger syrup or simple syrup (see page 35) 3 to 4 ounces ginger beer 2 lime wedges Fill a glass with ice and add the fresh ginger, if using. Add the rum and ginger syrup and stir. Top with the ginger beer. Squeeze the lime wedges and drop them in. Drink next to a space heater or sunlamp. Bad Day: Last-minute holiday shopping Why are the

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