Saturday, 7 April 2012

I'm suffering from severe writer's block

Not helped by the chaos at home! Seems I've swapped one load of stress (work, thankfully now done with) for another, aka moving to another country.

So please, bear with me - we move in 10 days time, so although I will be attempting to do some updating on The Third Woman and will be documenting the journey across Europe over there, the time means I can only really concentrate on the one thing at the moment. You might see some quick and dirty posts here from me though!

I will be back - once I get settled in Vienna I will be seeking out some awesome cool things to tell you all about!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

The Cream of Eric Clapton and other tales of drunkeness

Last night we hosted a final farewell shindig for some of our lovely friends. The object of the game was to drink a selected portion of our bar. We all made a valiant effort but in the end we still only managed to empty a single bottle.

During the night the conversation turned to the music we were forced to listen to by our parents in the car as kids. Turns out, all our parent's had a copy of The Cream of Eric Clapton. Which, I'm sure you'll agree, is a terrible name for an album (fnar fnar).

But it did inspire some drink creation. The Cream of Eric Clapton cocktail was born.

You will need:

Bourbon - because EC is a big blues fan.
Creme de Cacao - smooth, like EC
Apricot Brandy - because everyone likes apricot brandy right?
Aperol (or Campari) - for that slight hint of bitterness that EC must have inside him.
Galliano - mmmm vanillery.
Milk - to add the 'cream'.

Due to slight drunkeness at time of creation, quantities are unknown. I suggest a shot each of bourbon, creme de cacao and apricot brandy, with a glug of Galliano and a splash of Aperol (seriously don't over do that). Put all the ingredients and some ice into a cocktail shaker, top up with milk and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into small glasses and enjoy. With a snigger. 

*I wish I'd taken a photo of the end result last night but alas, we didn't.


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