Mar 27, 2009
If alcohol is a truth serum, then bring it on my friends. Alcohol, when consumed normally, is the best treat ever. Besides the fact that it tastes good as fuck, it also relaxes you, puts you on a great mode... So I was thinking... been a while since we've done the Five Things Series, and what better way to return to it than drinking?
Again, these are the drinks that define me. Not maybe my favorite drinks, but the ones that I sip and go... dammit, that takes me back:
1) Red Wine.
This in my book is the all time winner. It means one word only: relax. It means take it slowly, cool and long conversations... all in a chillax mode. Whenever I can I will choose red wine, my favorites being anything that comes from France or Argentina. Maybe there are better regions, these are just my favorite. France, specifically because I went with my boyfriend on the best Christmas vacation ever and it brings back just sheer moments of happiness. Argentina, on the other hand, reminds me of when I was single and I would meet on a weekly basis with my girlfriends and talk about bullshit until 5am...
2) Pomegranate Margaritas.
Talk about one drink that has made me get into some serious trouble while having the best laughs of my entire life. One night while in NYC we decided to drop by a great restaurant. Since it was pretty cold, we decided (no logic here whatsoever) to drink a PITCHER of this amazing type of Margarita. We left the restaurant, went shopping and walking, completely drunk. In our crazy alcohol status we decided to walk down the street and have another. Let's just say this basic line: the morning after, I awoke completely nude, the hotel room was just a mess with lamps and tables moved as far away to the bed as possible (yeah, kinky), with a lip swollen and my boyfriend laughing his pants while repeating time and time again: the best night of my life. (The swollen lip was because I fell down in front of a church, drunk as hell)
3) Tequila Shots.
Although I don't do them as often, it now has become a tradition with some of my friends that we ditch work and go see a movie. It doesn't matter where we go to see it, it just needs to have a bar near so we can all have a round before or after the flick. Ask Restrictions, it's the best thing ever.
4) Amaretto Sour.
This was the first drink, cocktail, that I ever tasted as a tween. Once in a while I will ask for it and it brings me back when I was twentysomething, hopping bars and discos like there was no tomorrow. I promise you, the saying that some flavors take you back to specific times and places in your life is completely right.
5) And last but not least: BEER!
Hey dudes and dudettes, I live at a place surrounded by water. The beach is just minutes away from my apartment. Beer has this amazing effect when you are at the beach... it just makes it more perfect. I now prefer Heineken Light (cannot drink the regular, too heavy), but I've known to down some cool Coronas, Coors Light, Presidente, MGD's (yeah, kill me) and... ashamed to admit, when I had no money back in college I even went down the Shlitz route. But I gotta tell you, there is no better moment in your life when it's Sunday, just a day before going back to work, and you are wasting your time smelling the ocean, dipping your foot in the sand and chugging one cool beer. Trust me.
So there are mine... what about yours?
Oh and by the way, WAS says: drink responsibly!
Posted by Me at 1:58 AM