Today’s Reason To Drink

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.


Today’s Reason To Drink

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.


Today’s Reason To Drink

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!


Today’s Reason To Drink

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!


Today’s Reason To Drink

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.


Today’s Reason To Drink

thunderHappy Thunder! Hope it’s loud, pretty and booming as ever.
Hope you don’t get stuck in three-hour traffic afterwards!

 


Today’s Reason To Drink

picstitchLast night I got a sneak peek of the new Great Flood Brewing Co., which is set to open Friday at 2120 Bardstown Road near the Douglas Loop (right next to Twig & Leaf). The room was bright and spacious — with ample table and standing room. Images from Louisville’s great flood of 1937 are depicted on the walls, and framed newspapers from the time hang by the booths. (Did you know 70 percent of Louisville was under water?!)

The beer list was simple — APA, IPA, Brown, Hoppy Irish and Wit — and it was quite delicious. I had some of each (it’s my job), and my favorite was the IPA, with the Hoppy Irish a close second. They don’t offer food but will have several takeout menus from nearby restaurants. (I suggest grabbing some Dundee Dip and potato skins from Dundee Tavern on your way.)

The grand opening is Friday, April 11, at 4 p.m. All pints will be $4. And they have T-shirts and glasses for sale.

Welcome to the neighborhood, Great Flood!


Bar Belle from 4/9/14 LEO Weekly

ginLast Friday, I came face to face with the evils of gin. My sanity ship hit the ginberg and sank quickly. I’m still searching for a signal from my black box.


Today’s Reason To Drink

banana-splitThis morning as I was driving to work from the gym, I smelled the wonderful scent of a banana split wafting through my car. What does it mean? Am I in need of one, even though my pants are already too tight? I don’t think so. Perhaps there’s a new business in town releasing fumes that smell like a mix of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge, nuts, bananas and whipped cream. If I could bottle that smell, I would.