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Friday, March 16, 2012

The Guinness Shandy and the Half and Half

It's inevitable--Margaret will be drinking to excess tomorrow.  As will several others of you.

Can you drink to excess and still stay on the safe side of life? Of course you can.

To satisfy the insatiable Margaret et al., here’s not a bad way to start off your day tomorrow.  Try a Guinness Shandy, or a Half and Half.  Or should I say an 'arf-'n'-'arf?

Mostly a Shandy is an ale with ginger ale or lemon-lime soda. But there’s no special reason to restrict it to ale, as the folks at Guinness will be glad to testify.
Guinness Shandy
• .75 pint Guinness
• .25 pint lemon-lime soda
If you want to stick to your basic Shandy, and feel bound to Eire tomorrow or even tonight, mix half and half Harp and ginger ale.

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A black and tan also goes by the name Half and Half, especially when the components are all Irish.
Half & Half
• .5 pint Harp
• .5 pint Guinness
Add Harp to pint glass
Add Guinness by pouring it over the back of a spoon
We find that you can now make great ones at home, thanks to the widget. We’d add: a big spoon, maybe a wooden spoon, one that best fits to the contours of your glass.

Please call a cab at some point, Margaret.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Drink one day, or drink 364...

Noted: Herradura is once again trying to push something for St. Patrick's Day to blogosphere. Bushmills--not so much in the blogosphere, but all over billboards and radio for St. Patrick's Day. Which is the sexier brand? Be honest.

Also, a pleasant oddity has been spotted, local to me: our dearly beloved San Antonio Winery has released its own tequila--Angeles de Oro.  I haven't tried it yet but I am just about to pull the trigger.