Okay a little disclaimer on this one: We here at “A History of Drinking” are all about the promotion of responsible consumption, but somethings just seem to be created to put a damper on other people’s fun. Take the Lenten season for example, which starts today. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a great run-up to it, Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday), Mardi Gras, etc, but then after all the over indulgence and sanctioned frivolity you get the “Hey! let’s give up stuff we like for forty days!” Yeah, bummer. Personally, as a recovering Catholic, I’m giving up unicorn meat and time travel…
Alright, rant over…well, perhaps not. In keeping with this season of denial, and being one of the more popular things to “give up”, March is Caffeine Awareness Month. Yes, some lobbying group got a few “caffeine is bad” proclamations pushed through some state legislatures and we have the recipe for a rip-roaring good time! So c’mon people, let’s practice our own form of moderation in our “unhealthy” intake or else we’ll get more fun things like Caffeine Awareness Month…or Prohibition.
But enough of that, let’s have a drink:
recipe from Hiram Walker
- 2½ parts ABSOLUT® Vodka
- 1 part Hiram Walker® White Crème de Caco
- ½ part Kahlua® Coffee Liqueur
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for at least ten seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass.