Wednesday, November 21, 2012

52 Date Nights: Week Eight, Bartend

Previous date night posts here. Free stay-at-home date night ideas PDF download here. (Not sponsored.) 

Way back on the first date night, which was 'play a board game', I slipped in #31 Bartend because I figured we might as well try to knock out more than one a week. This week, though, we decided to give it its own night. (Or maybe we were just very tired and didn’t want to do anything that was too taxing.)

Thomas had spent all week gathering the components for fancypants Manhattans, though. He and his coworkers are trying to replicate ones they had on a business trip. One coworker special ordered the bitters. We…found them at the grocery store. (Same brand the upscale bar used and the liquor store didn’t carry!) Then we had to go to a different liquor store for the (cheap) vermouth. You’ll notice we did not stock up on fancy glasses.

I felt very glamorous and Mad Men-esque with my almost-Don-Draper’s-signature-drink (which is the Old Fashioned, but is pretty similar).

Then I took a sip and HOO BOY those are strong. The glamour kind of evaporated as I almost choked. Over two hours I drank half of it. (The remainder is actually what is pictured, as I totally forgot to take photos before. I should have taken one of Thomas mixing them up!)


  1. Ah, yes. I wish I could handle Don-Draper-esque drinks (or just, you know, handle some Don Draper) but alas, I am a lightweight and have learned to stick with ONE glass (over date night dinners) of white wine. (Or sparkling rose. Yum.)