Vodka Menace

3 Major Accidents Strain Bay Area Commute, LIVERMORE (CBS 5 / BCN)

“Meanwhile, in Santa Clara County, two lanes of southbound U.S. 101 in Sunnyvale reopened at about 9:15 a.m., following a crash in which a big rig transporting vodka overturned and spilled the product onto the roadway, city spokesman John Pilger said.”

Too bad a tanker of Rose’s Lime Juice, a truck of ice, and a food service supply truck weren’t also involved. Could have been an early morning Gimlet Break for Apple employees…

Diana Cocktail

Diana Cocktail

Use Port Wine Glass.
Fill with shaved ice.

Fill Glass 3/4 full with White Crème de Menthe (Brizard) and top with Brandy (Maison Surrenne Petite Champagne Cognac).

Ya know, I expected to hate this.

A glass 3/4 full of Crème de Menthe topped with Brandy.

An inverse stinger! How could that be good?

It’s actually kind of nice, in a peppermint life-saver kind of way. Cooling. Not to mention quite attractive visually.

I can only imagine it would be significantly spiffier with the legendary dry French Crème de Menthe, Get.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.