Just call me Ol’ Fashioned

Old Fashioned

The BF has been getting into making cocktails recently. Since he’s weaksauce and doesn’t actually like drinking cocktails, I’m the lucky lady that gets to drink his concoctions.

This afternoon, we picked up some ingredients to make a Manhattan. I don’t know why, but I like old-man drinks like Negronis, Manhattans, and vodka sodas.

Using whiskey + blood orange bitter + simple syrup + ice (not shown), he made me something called an Old Fashioned. It was delicious. And it was easy. I think it will be my new go-to drink at bars.

Happy Friday

Mmmm CocktailsI haven’t been writing much because I got a stack of games to review and I’m playing a lot of Street Fighter IV. I’m also trying to finish writing a wordpress plugin, but now I’m not sure if what I want it to do is even possible. Or maybe my PHP skills are too weaksauce.

I do want to post about this delicious cocktail the BF made. It’s refreshing, has banana and lime, and best of all, it’s super strong. I think we’ll serve it to some friends we’re having over for dinner tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Red Ribbon Root Beer

Beverages from GalcosThe first time I had root beer, I said, “Yuck!” It tasted like toothpaste despite not be minty at all. I don’t know when it happened, but eventually I started enjoying the taste. I flip-flop between creamy beers like A&W and beers with more ‘bite’ like Barq’s.

Red Ribbon Root Beer is more of a sharp root beer with bite. It has a refreshing amount of carbonation — a must with rootbeer; no one wants flat, room temperature root beer. It also has a clean, sweet aftertaste that doesn’t make your teeth feel sticky.

Despite its great taste, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed in Red Ribbon Root Beer. The label says it’s a ‘home brewed style’, which I expected to taste less generic. As it stands, it just tastes like good root beer sweetened with sugar instead of corn syrup. This may be fine for most, but for a ‘home brewed style’ root beer, I expected it to have some stand-out flavor.

3 out of 5 SAMs