Bar Belle from 4/23/14 LEO Weekly

photoThe Do’s and Don’ts of Derby — plus a look at why Louisville pees itself a little in anticipation of the big race.


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coffee-endingDid you know you can get a free cup of coffee at Lotsa Pasta in the mornings? Really, I’m not shitting you! I’ve done it twice now — and each time I feel both elated and guilty. I love getting free stuff, but as an American consumer, I feel guilty for getting something I could easily pay for free. Is that weird? I’m not sure why they give out free coffee in the mornings, but I’ll be stopping by now when I’m in that part of town. They even have flavors you can squirt in yourself! Bonus.


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Happy Earth Day!

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spinach_extract_powderSo I heard about Palcohol this morning — apparently there’s going to be a new “powdered alcohol” out on the market soon, which was just approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. I’m not sure how it’s going to taste, but I like the idea of it as a way to save money when going to concerts or clubs where the drinks are way too expensive. Just pour this into a glass of water, and — bam! — you’ve got  yourself a cocktail.

Four cocktails are planned — Cosmo, Mojito, Margarita and Lemon Drop — and they’re saying the powder will be available this fall in liquor stores everywhere. Check out this link for more about the product.

I am available for tastings.


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Miley-Cyrus-10Breaking News: Miley canceled her show this weekend due to an allergic reaction to antibiotics! And this just in: Santa Claus posted a selfie with Bigfoot; global warming is a myth; and beer does not make you fat. Back to you, Bob.


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old-car-radioI was flipping through the radio this morning and was finding nothing but commercials, talk and crap. And then my signal settled on a Fleetwood Mac song, and it felt like home. Nothing calms my spirits more than a little Mac.


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four-leaf-cloverI think it’s time for me to start looking for four-leaf clovers again. A few years ago, I found more than 15 in the grasses near my office. I’ve gotta see if my luck is still there, or find out if it has run out. If it’s no more, then I’ll need to find a leprechaun and play Cards Against Humanity with him and his buddies underneath a rainbow. Wish me luck!


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poptartI’m having a strange craving for a Mint Julep and a Wildberry Pop-Tart. Is my liver pregnant?


I want a $1,000 Mint Julep!

Woodford Reserve $1KMJ PrimaryThe Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cups are on sale beginning today, and I want one! Hippies say that if you just announce what you want to the universe, you might get it. So here it goes: I’d like one of these $1,000 mint juleps, please and thank you! I promise not to suck it down in two minutes — I will slowly enjoy the fine riches of Woodford Reserve bourbon and and muddled mint in a cup designed for a king.

There are 79 Kentucky Rose Cups (hand-engraved with a gold-plated medallion of a horse) available for purchase online from April 14-May 1, and only 10 Royal Rose Cups (gold-plated and hand-engraved with a sterling silver medallion of a horse). I’m not going to be greedy and opt for a Royal Rose Cup  for $2,000. I will be happy as a clam with just the Kentucky Rose. No need to be decadent or greedy.

The ingredients in the $1,000 julep:
• Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select
• Ice infused with rose water
• Mint Julep simple syrup by Bourbon Barrel Foods
• Candied rose petals by Bourbon Barrel Foods

Best of all, all the proceeds from these luxurious drinks go to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, which cares for more than 130 retired racehorses around the country. To buy me a $1,000 Mint Julep, universe, just go to woodfordreservemintjulep.com. It’s as easy as pie! TTFN!


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scary-caveThis weekend I stumbled upon the Cave of Forgiveness. I went inside, stepped in water and bat guano, and confessed my remorse by shouting a request for pardon at the top of my lungs. People walked by and pointed, confused as to why me and my pup were embedded deep inside a cave. The echo of repentance still haunts the surrounding woods to this day.