Of Bars, Booze, and Bartending - Proving "Coughlin's Law" Invalid Since Feb '05

Monday, March 09, 2009

Greetings, Atriots!

Not bar-related, but it's always nice to get a link from Atrios.  I had written him yesterday about Tamarack Ski Resort closing in Idaho, as an indicator of just how screwed the economy is.  First new US ski resort since the 70's, and it's gone, after only four years in operation.

Good stuff in the Idaho Statesman, too.  "River of Money," indeed.

Actually, to make this a bar-related post, may I offer up the perfect Après-ski Cocktail?  Couldn't be simpler.  Make up a nice batch of hot chocolate, pour an ounce and a half of Bailey's Mint Chocolate (in my experience, this is sadly the only recipe it's good for; top-notch delightful here though) into a large mug, top with the hot chocolate, stir gently, and add a healthy dollop of real whipped cream.  Mmmmm!  Boozy, wintry heaven.

And no ski resort required, either!  In this economy, though, you might want to make it a double.

Time, time, time, see what's become of me
While I looked around
For my possibilities
I was so hard to please

But look around, leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

Hear the Salvation Army band
Down by the riverside, it's bound to be a better ride
Than what you've got planned
Carry your cup in your hand

And look around, leaves are brown, now
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter

- Simon and Garfunkel, "Hazy Shade of Winter"

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