It all started on August 7th over on Devlin O'Neill's Weblog with a post from Gwen with the title, Is It Friday "Yet"?......a phrase I've been known to mutter just about every day of the work week.....and yes, that includes Fridays.
Somehow, in the comments section, the discussion rather quickly turned to doing jell-o shots (along with a recipe for them) with everyone chiming in on the subject. Then I opened my big yap (as I've been known to do) with a prize-winning notion.
We all know drinks can have crazy names, I said. Like Sex On The Beach, for example. What we really needed was a drink called, A Good Spanking. Not being a bartender (or even much of a drinker) myself, I noted that I had no idea what such a drink would be comprised of--only that I liked the idea of women going up to the bartender--undoubtedly squeezing themselves into a space next to a good-looking guy--and saying, "I'd like A Good Spanking, please."
Gwen really liked the idea. She saw that it could be a great icebreaker--stand next to a good-looking someone and order that drink, and just imagine the ensuing possible conversation. It could also serve as a little coded message. A lady placing such an order is letting you know that she's not just thirsty--if you're sharp enough to pick up on it.
All we needed was a Spanko bartender to come up with the concoction--at which point CJ, a regular over at Devlin's blog, just happened to mention that she'd been to bartending school. So she experimented long and hard--heaven knows how many tries it took before she came up with the finished product. But come up with it, she did......and here, with a little tweaking from Dev, is the recipe for A Good Spanking:
- 1.5 oz. Bacardi Coconut Rum- 1.5 oz. Bacardi O Rum- Pineapple Juice- Orange Juice- Mix this first over cracked ice in a tall glass to a little over 3/4 full…
- Then add .5 to .75 oz. Sloe Gin on top by slowly pouring atop an inverted spoon.- Garnish with a cherry halved on top of an orange slice
Now we just need bartenders the world over to become familiar with the drink. So everybody, gather up your courage! Copy the above recipe on to a 3 X 5 notecard, or print out several copies and take it with you to the nearest watering hole and ask the bartender for A Good Spanking. And when he says, "Huh?" or "I don't know that one", hand him the recipe. With luck, he'll keep it on file, and other people will learn about it and it will become popular, and before long we'll have our very own handy conversation starter.
To read the full account, go to Devlin O'Neill's Weblog and look up the August 7th post. And then check out the August 29th post, "A Good Spanking! I'll Drink To That!" which is when the finished recipe was introduced
It's September, the kids are back in school and out of the house. This just might be a good time to have the neighbors over for a cocktail. Whatever you do, I hope you all enjoy A Good Spanking!