I was in NYC and Tampa in January. Not only were they great trips – but also found some interesting adult beverages.
While in NYC – had a great dinner at Bond45, hopped over to Times Square to be a tourist and hit an Irish Pub. Tried something interesting and different I thought I would share. A shot of Jameson followed by a shot of pickle juice. Yes – you read that correct – a shot of pickle juice. I joined my friends just as they were preparing to do this shot and really had no desire to try it. But you know what happens when you are with friends – you fall to peer pressure. I was surprised that the combination actually worked. Had another a little later for good measure too! No hangover the next day – bonus! I didn’t know what it was called so when I got home the next day – I Googled it. It is called a PickleBack. I thought it was interesting that the best places use homemade pickle brine – who knew! I checked the Irish Pub’s cocktail menu and this isn’t on the menu so I have no idea if their pickle juice is from homemade pickles or from a jar of Vlasic’s!
So off to Tampa I went for MLK weekend for my goddaughter’s baptism. It was a wonderful family event. A family tradition is having a baby Guinness. So I had to have one to be considered part of the family. 🙂 Note – this doesn’t have any Guinness in it at all. It is a shot of Cafe Patron with Bailey’s poured over the back of a spoon – giving the shot the look of a Guinness. All I can say is YUM!! This will be on the tailgating menu this fall. 🙂