Basically, you have to drive past the road you want to left on, then do a U-turn and drive back to the road you wanted to turn left on and turn right on to it. They're.all.over.the.state. What genius thought of these? Proponents say that the collisions aren't as bad as they would be if left turns were allowed. What they fail to recognize is that people are spending longer times on the road, which makes them more susceptible to collisions. Plus it takes you twice as long to get anywhere. Who can I call to point this out to? Anyone have the Governor's number?
Anyway - back to the cocktails! This challenge has two fantastic drinks! By the way - if you ever have any questions about the title, don't be afraid to ask - my wife did about this one, so I told her what it meant. Speaking of my wife, Cosmopolitans are one of her favorite drinks (these segues are getting smoother, no?). I've actually witnessed her send one back because it wasn't mixed right - they redid it, and everything was fine. I've also seen her call a restaurant a couple of days after having a Cosmo and asking for the specific brands that restaurant used because she enjoyed their version so much - yup, my girl knows her some Cosmos!
|Cosmo without the shake|
|The Two Condenders|
1.4 oz. Citron Vodka
0.5 oz. Cointreau
0.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled glass garnish with a lime slice.
Now onto the Rusty Nail - a completely different drink from the Cosmo - but how good!
|About to be one of my favorite cocktails|
The Rusty Nail is a fantastic drink that if you haven't tried yet, you should...here's the recipe:
|Rusty Nail with a Spherical Ice Ball|
1.5 oz. Scotch Whisky
0.8 oz. Drambuie
Pour liquors over ice. Gently stir and enjoy.
So here I am again, as I was when I left California with two phenomenal drinks. There was a tie when I left CA, and here I am with our first entry in MI - I'm thinking this should be a tie too. So....the winners are....Cosmopolitan AND Rusty Nail!!!
For the Cosmopolitan:
Citron Vodka - Svedka
Cointreau - Cointreau
Fresh Lime Juice
Cranberry Juice - Ocean Spray
For the Rusty Nail
Scotch Whisky - Buchanan's 12 Year
Drambuie - Drambuie
Up Next...Azov. Or, Sea Breeze vs. Russian Spring Punch