Friday, June 27, 2008

5:00 Fridays

Shasta! Say it again just for kicks. SHASTA! Oh, the rainbow of flavors lining the bottom shelf of our local Kroger. Bubble Gum! Tiki Punch! Grape! Pineapple! Cotton Candy! Orange! Root Beer! None was better than the majestic CREAM SODA. Mmmmm.....lip smack. Tongue to upper lip and around again. Drool. Swirl the flavor around. Gulp. Tasty!

I'm also a big fan of the bottled cream soda from the likes of Stewart's, IBC, and Sprecher. Keep in mind that I don't actually drink soda and never really have habitually. It's more of a hangover remedy, indulgence, or craving. Well, I do drink it as a mixer, but that doesn't count because the alcohol eats up the sugary calories, making it A-OK to eat dessert.

So here you go folks, cream soda for the over age 21 crowd.

You'll need a tall glass. Real glass, not the plastic cup with the worn off "V" from Scott Stadium you've been using since you smuggled in Virginia Gentleman duct taped to your thigh under a skirt in college in 1989. And can I just say, "OUCH!" It hurt like hell pulling off the duct tape, but whatever it takes to take one for the team, ahem, so to speak.

Fill that real glass glass with some ice. I prefer cubes, but crushed would be lovely too. Add a healthy shot of vanilla vodka. I like Stoli Vanil, but cheaper stuff is fine too. Top it off with some ginger ale (I hear Shasta makes a good one.). Stir and enjoy. Mmmm...Ahh... Cream soda, a simple vanilla carbonated delight, never tasted so good. A lovely seasonless drink to be enjoyed year round.

Serve cream soda Jelly Bellies to the under-21 crowd. But I bet you can't resist popping a few of those bad boys yourself.

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Mayberry said...

Mmm ... Sprecher's. With vodka to boot. That sounds amazing!

A Crafty Mom said...

Sounds good - I've never tried vanilla vodka . . . very interesting. I need to get back into "fun" drinks when the baby weans . . . I'm about five years behind in my cocktails with all this pregnancy and breastfeeding in the past little while :-)

Unknown said...

Just in time for the 4th of July and in the spirit of 5pm fridays - I have a great margarita recipe for you....

(works great in the pampered chef plunger pitcher)

1 can frozen limeade
refill that can 3/4 to full with tequila
Mix in 1 bottle of Corona
with 1 can of sprite (actually, I like the 24oz bottle of sprite)

Stir and garnish with lime and a salted rim and you have the perfect margarita!


Anonymous said...

Wow, that margarita sounds yummy. I need one of those plunger pitchers. I have no idea what it does but I love kitchen gadgets.

The Over-Thinker said...

There's no way this is NOT going to be made by me tomorrow. Seriously.