Monday, March 17, 2008

Not The Joy Of Cooking: Antifreeze

Posted by Trott

The next several recipes in The Joy of Cooking will take some planning to execute. They are party drinks, and I need to make sure I have a roomful of drinkers before I make them.

In the meantime, I found inspiration in Chuck Klosterman's novella You Tell Me. In it, the unlikeable narrator drinks Southern Comfort and Mountain Dew. I had leftover Southern Comfort from the Scarlett O'Hara recipe that I wasn't sure what I was going to do with. So, I bought a can of Mountain Dew and made SoCo and Mountain Dew. Based on its appearance and taste, Humuhumu (who took the photo at right) dubbed this cocktail Antifreeze. The mint leaf garnish helped but not much.

It was certainly not up to the standards we experienced as guinea pigs for Underhill Lounge.



 Dominique Minor said...

How did that taste? I've been meaning to try it ever since I've read that story.

9:19 PM, July 20, 2008
 Trott said...

Well, it's been about four months now, but I remember it being not particularly good (which, of course, was the point in the novella).

While I can't recommend going out of your way to make it, it's also hard to imagine how buying a can of Mountain Dew and a small bottle of Southern Comfort could ever be described as going out of your way. You should totally go for it. And let me know how you like/hate/like-to-hate it.

9:28 PM, July 20, 2008

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