You probably remember when the main road to the Bottle Wonderland Estate was closed earlier this year because of a downed power line. It was all over the national news. It caused logistics issues not seen since Hurricane Katrina. Wait, you don’t remember? Oh yeah, that’s right, it actually was no big deal. That’s because every person on the planet who doesn’t live in
can deal with a temporary road closure without it being major news for a week. That said, I was glad to see that Laker Girl tryouts were unaffected. Los Angeles
|Local news coverage|
|No sunrise and no smog|
In honor of the so-called Carmageddon we bring you the L.A. Sunrise, a mix of vodka, crème de banana, rum, orange juice, and pineapple juice. We aren’t sure why it is called the L.A. Sunrise since the drink doesn’t have a “sunrise effect” like the Tequila Sunrise or its grosser cousin the Hairy Sunrise. It isn’t even covered with a thick haze of smog. Maybe if we had used dark rum instead of the called-for “rum” it would have tinted everything brown and had a more realistic appearance.
The drink ultimately left Mrs. Bottle unsatisfied (insert too-easy joke here (and here)). She felt the drink too weak and somewhat pointless (also too easy). I thought it tasted pretty good with a nice pineapple-orange juice flavor. She noted that she couldn’t even taste the alcohol and said that she might as well just drink some pineapple-orange juice. To her it is hardly worth writing about, but it is still more newsworthy than a road closure thousands of miles away.
Overall Rating for the
Ease of Preparation: 4
Drinks Until Blackouts: 10 – 10% Alcohol
1 oz Vodka
.5 oz Crème de Banana
.25 oz Rum
2 oz Orange Juice
2 oz Pineapple Juice