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DT #362, 28 December 2014 (Egg Nog)   Leave a comment

Egg Nog

The weather is right
And it wouldn’t be Christmas
Without some Egg Nog.

Name: Egg Nog
Type: booze
Recipe: The old family recipe, always delicious
Venue: house

Review/notes: I have this at least once every winter as a nostalgic way to prove I’m both fearless and foolhardy.  On the other hand, this is one of the finest concoctions known to man.  Twenty minutes in the freezer makes it a fine dessert (although I use it as a protein shake for breakfast).  Divine.

Not so divine was the run today…sore and cold and the pavements were icy and free from traction.  Was quite glad after 3.3 miles to return home to some household chores and the rest of the nog.

2014-12-28 town centre loop

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DT #351, 17 December 2014 (Pina Colada)   Leave a comment

pina colada

 

Pina coladas
And getting caught in the rain:
That’s England for you.

Name: Pina colada
Type: booze
Recipe: For two: Put 8 shots of rum, 6 shots of pineapple juice, 3 shots cream of coconut, and just enough ice to make it fill two glasses then blend like a motherfucker…you want it to be lump free.
Venue: house

Review/notes: By now, you have that insipid song stuck in your head (please accept my apology; really, I meant no harm).  I was running this afternoon in wintry precipitation and thinking about the big bottle of rum and what I should have but instead of Hot Buttered Rum (which makes more sense) I thought, hey, something tropical when I get home would be pleasant…pina coladas and some Peter Tosh.  It should have been white rum and the coconut milk just wasn’t creamy enough but it is what it is.

The skies opened about 10 minutes into this one...of course.

The skies opened about 10 minutes into this one…of course.

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DT #349, 15 December 2014 (Dark and Stormy)   Leave a comment

Dark and  Stormy

Hangover I have
Is frightful, the Post Office
Queue is just spiteful.

Name: Dark and Stormy
Type: booze
Recipe: Ice in a glass, pour to two inches from the top with some alcoholic ginger beer then float some dark rum on top (typically 8 oz ginger to 2 oz rum, but do what you like)
Venue: house

Review/notes: We had this, the national drink of Bermuda (the Dark and Stormy), on our first trip abroad together (for our 14th anniversary with the hopes that the Millenium Bug would leave us stranded there). They were absolutely wretched and sold pre-mixed in cans in the few shops we could find open during our holiday stay (at the time — and probably now as well — Bermuda shuts down over the holidays).

This version of the Dark and Stormy, on the other hand, was actually sublime although the actual recipe (I got it from the Mr Boston) is copyrighted and calls for two specific ingredients I don’t have easy access to.  Still, it is fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone.  Especially if they spent the day getting their blood sugar to stabilise after a weekend bender.

The run was 3.2 miles to the Toys ‘R’ Us then the Decathlon Sport, but I didn’t find what I was looking for (I drew someone in the Secret Santa pool who is impossible to buy something for and thought ‘games’ would work but I think she’s just going to get a bottle of rum).

2014-12-15 secret Santa run

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DT #348, 14 December 2014 (Jägermeister)   Leave a comment

Jaegermeister for Christmas decorating

 

Making it noisy
In the silent lab I found.
Then, beating retreat.

Name: Jägermeister
Type: booze
Venue: house

Review/notes: Yesterday we went poaching greenery in the Lawns Park and today (when we both were finally home from work — I had a Sunday thing in the lab) we put on some Christmas jazz and polished off a bottle of Jäger whilst some duck legs roasted and Jackie arranged the pine, laurel, holly, and cedar snips on the mantle.  This feels like Christmas should do, and I’ll savour the murderous hangover to come.

The lab had to be shut down on Friday for some planned diagnostic power outages so I went in to bring the mass spectrometers back to life in time for the kids to have at them Monday morning.  As soon as the vacuum systems were started I figured I had at least an hour to kill and headed out to do a loop around Marston, North Oxford, Wolvercote and the tow paths.  Not as nippy yesterday:

2014-12-14 pumpdown break at lab on sunday

 

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DT #347, 13 December 2014 (Aberlour scotch whisky)   Leave a comment

Aberlour scotch whisky

Beautiful and cold,
Our day off together with
JMW Turner.

Name: Aberlour Scotch whisky
Type: booze
Venue: house

Review/notes: Ten years old but not at all harsh (although not as smoky-peaty as I generally like, either — Speyside’s like that).  Would be a good introductory malt and I’d really like to try one of their more mature bottles sometime…maybe next Holiday season.

We spent mid-day chasing last minute Christmas cards in Old Town and stopped in the Swindon Museum of Art to catch the last day of the JMW Turner exhibit…breathtaking although very limited.  I especially liked the watercolours he did around Bristol when he was only 16 years old (and there was an extension to the exhibit of other landscapes inspired by Turner).

2014-12-13 Burderop out-and-back

Brimble Hill run was a might nippy this A.M. and my fingers were cold and dysfunctional so I left the GPS on the kitchen counter whilst making a hot beverage (hence the especially slow pace the last 2/10 mile).

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DT #344, 10 December 2014 (Old Golden Hen)   Leave a comment

 

Marston's Old Golden Hen

 

My job’s just to be
A janitor, not a cop.
Just make the mess good.

Name: Old Golden Hen
Type: golden ale
Venue: Royal Standard, Oxford

Review/notes: Running to the Butcher’s Arms but couldn’t find it so, wanting to see if I could find Gadget’s trail after lunch, I headed back toward the main drag and, generally, where I expected to find powder.  No luck, as it turned out but on my return to the labs found equipment that everyone should know better than to fuck up and yet fuck it up they did despite my warnings that the thing was easy to fuck up and up with which fucking would be imminent should they fucking try to fix it on their own…on their fucking own.  Oh, well, top 1% of the academic world and all (bunch of fucking assholes).

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DT #341, 7 December 2014 (Morrison’s Caribbean Dark Rum)   Leave a comment

Morrison's Caribbean Dark Rum

 

Rum in the morning.
I’m not an alcoholic.
Rather, a pirate.

Name: Morrison’s Caribbean Dark Rum
Type: booze
Venue: house

Review/notes: I could have gone with a “Date that will live in Infamy” theme, today, but this one is still nautical.

As Winter settles in, dark booze populates the bar and I need the rum to make a few things like a Dark & Stormy and my annual/Christmas Egg Nog.  Since I only intend to use it to mix with strongly flavoured partners, I tend to go cheap so I don’t know the difference between fine rum and cheap rot gut.  But, as rot gut goes this is smooth and with a hint of molasses that makes it authentic.

I know the shot glass is wussy and I should be drinking it straight from the bottle, but regarless the haiku refers to this:

drinking-rum-before-10-am-makes-you-a-pirate

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Posted 2014/12/07 by Drunken Bunny in booze, Daily Haiku, Daily Tipple

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