I gave up the booze Sept 9, 2017 but an ice cold grapefruit bubbly with your eyes closed is a pretty decent standin to some of my old reliables. I find ice cold out of a can and not too sweet is enough to take the edge off. Keep it in a koozie and your company won’t even pay attention to your increased hydration.
@Oneroundrobb My home-made kegerator (actually it’s technically a keezer) just went kaput right at the start of the decent weather. It was less than 10 years old. Man, modern appliances just don’t last like they used to.
a deck or even a little balcony is one of the top three things i want back that this current place doesn’t have. alas.
also, since we’ve been quarantining and i’m strictly a social drinker, i haven’t had any alcohol in over a year. so if a deck magically appeared tomorrow, i’d probably be boring and have what i always have, ice water.
but if a deck really did appear tomorrow, i might be inclined to celebrate with a homemade blood orange margarita, with enough to share with whoever built it, of course. chamoy & tajin-sugar-salt rim.
Moscow Mule…Vodka, Cock & Bull Ginger Beer, fresh lime squeeze. Fill a copper mule mug with ice, squeeze a lime wedge over the ice, add 2 shots of Vodka, top off with Cock & Bull Ginger Beer, toss a wedge of lime on top. Ahhh, watch the sun set on the patio sipping an ice cold mule. Can’t wait!