Monday, February 21, 2011

Day 45: Don't Blame Me, I Voted For Kodos

El Presidente Cocktail #2 drink
You can see the Federalism plain as day
Happy Presidents Day Washington’s Birthday! We were all set for a special Presidents Day edition of The Bottle Is A Wonderland.  We chose the El Presidente Cocktail #2 as our drink and we planned to have a Hail to the Chief midi-file play in a continuous loop with no mute button. Then we learned that the official name of the Federal holiday is actually Washington’s Birthday and all our plans flew out the window.  If only we hadn’t already had the El Presidente Cocktail #1 we could have honored America’s first Presidente properly.   Now that we have had the EPC#2, we won’t have anything special for John Adams Day, either.  It is like a double rainbow, only the exact opposite.  What does it mean?

The El Presidente Cocktail #2 is a mix of light rum, dry vermouth, and bitters.  Since all of these ingredients contain alcohol, the drink is quite strong.  Earlier in our journey we might have found the strength of the drink off-putting, but we have become more accustomed to these powerful drinks as we’ve progressed.  Either that or our taste buds have been totally decimated by our vodka taste test.  We may not have found the strength alone reason enough to dislike the drink, but the flavor of it certainly did the trick.  The bitter dry vermouth and the bitter bitters lead to a bitter drink.   It perfectly represents Adamsfeelings over Mercy Warren’s perceived mischaracterizations of his revolutionary bona fides.

They would find a way
(Image via Shirtoid)
We have some strong opinions on both Mr. Adams and Ms Warren, but here at TBIAW we keep our political views private.  Enjoying an adult beverage should really be a bi-partisan activity.  If you want to read political views, stick to the Daily Kos,, or our political spin-off blog, The [redacted] Party is Filled With Mouth Breathing Imbeciles Who Care More About Their Own Power Than They Do About The Welfare of the Country.  I’m sure most of you can figure out who to whom we are referring.  If you guessed “the other side” then you are correct.

Overall Rating for the El Presidente Cocktail #2

Taste: 2
Presentation: 2
Ease of Preparation: 4
Drinks Until Blackout: 4 – 32% alcohol


1.5 oz Light Rum
.75 oz Dry Vermouth
1 dash bitters


Anonymous said...

Mr. and Mrs. Bottle need to review this spirit... just for the name alone!

Bottle Wonderland said...

Ooh...we will keep our eyes peeled

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