Friday, September 5, 2008

5:00 Fridays

I'm a bit obsessed with this year's election. Hard to tell, I know. I'm a card carrying Obama Mama and I want nothing more than a blue streak covering CNN's map of North Carolina come November 4. We have a Senate seat open and a heated governor's race this year. Women are running on the Democratic ticket for both races. An exciting time? A resounding yes! My worry is that both camps are running rather lame campaigns. They lack consistent and compelling messaging. There seems to be no positioning or personality. In essence, both candidates lack a brand. What they need is good old fashioned brand strategy. But that's just me the marketer talking.

I present today's drink in hope that my state will soon bleed blue. I don't care what shade, as long as it's blue.

Carolina Blue
1 oz gin (I'd use plain ol' Tanqueray here.)
1 oz Blue Curaçao (have lots left over from last week)
1 fresh lime (I repeat, not the cruddy fake stuff in a plastic lime-shaped bottle!)

You know the routine. Fill a shaker with crushed ice. Squeeze the juice from the whole lime into the shaker. Add the gin and Curaçao and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass garnished with a twist of lime.

Drink to a new definition of Feeling Blue!
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Kathy said...

>Strain into a chilled cocktail >glass garnished with a twist of >lime.

Except today, when you should serve it in a hurricane glass... :)

Maggie, Dammit said...

This is hysterical. If only it were so simple... I wouldn't have to be so drunk all the time!

Wait, yes I would....

Ilina said...

Maggie, dammit: Of course you'd still have to be so drunk. It's part of the state rules to live in Wisconsin. I know this firsthand.

The Over-Thinker said...

Ilina: HA! on the WI commment. Touche! And I'm thrilled to see another blue drink as my nail polish is holding up very well.

(P.S. I have a great, blue shade of OPI that I think you need to wear when voting.)(I will if you will) :)

Anonymous said...

Over-Thinker, what's the shade of blue? I'll wear it everyday until November 4 if you will.