Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Drink of Choice: White Russian

Last Thursday I attended the annual "Singles Party" hosted by Indianapolis Monthly at Nicky Blaine's Cocktail Lounge. I had a wonderful time, met some wonderful people. Even did some networking. I didn't stay the whole time, but I did manage to sit down for a drink and chat with a nice young lady.

As I pondered what drink I should try, she could tell I was quite perplexed and not a drinker - and she was right. I had no idea what to order. All I knew is the event was partially sponsored by Kettle One and their drinks were going for $7. But Kettle One just seems too distinguish-y, and ridiculously faux-manly. It tries too hard. When I think of Kettle One slender, well-bearded, white men, dressed in sleek, black Tom Ford suits with white shirts that have the top two buttons unbuttoned (I still got love for Tom Ford, though). I wanted something more laid-back but flashy. I guess that's why I had always ordered a Ciroc with any juice I thought tasted good. The young lady insisted I order a Ciroc because it was "good" - and that's exactly what I ordered. That shit was $10.50. I could've shot myself.

A friend and fellow intern of mine, Pamela, ordered a mysterious carmel colored drink with some cream on top. It looked delicious. I took it upon myself to have a sip. It was the best alcohol I've ever tasted - that may not be saying much, but whatever. She informed me it was a "White Russian." I would've ordered one if I hadn't already ordered a damn Ciroc (sorry, Diddy) and realized that I'd be paying $18 for parking that night. I learned my lesson that night: Ladies you don't know are terrible at suggesting drinks (duh), Ciroc is only "good" because it's Diddy's drink, and paying more than $10 for parking or a drink of any kind is just ridiculous.

White Russian Recipes:
Recipe #1
2 oz vodka
1 oz coffee liqueur
light cream

Recipe #2
1 jigger vodka
1 oz white creme de cacao
1 oz cream

Recipe #3
2 oz Stoli Vanil vodka
1 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
1/2 - 1 oz light cream


kellywanhainen said...

i LOVE white russians with kahlua. and whatever kind of vodka is on hand (usually kamchatka..) sooo yummy

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