Friday, August 24, 2007

B-52 anyone?

So here I am, a jolly little teetotaller, writing articles for a cocktails website. It's very illuminating.

I've spent a bit of time on the net researching the subject but it turns out I needn't have bothered:I could have just asked Younger Son.

'Do you know what a flatliner is?' says I, thinking I can impress him with my knowledge of what the young and hip people drink.
'Um, yeah, I had one on my 17th birthday.'
'Don't tell me that! I don't want to know things like that!!'

Then he asked me if I knew what a brain hemorrhage was. 'Oh, yes, of course I know that. It's also called a Bloody Brain. It comprises peach schnapps, grenadine and Baileys. The Baileys sort of curdles forming a clump-like brain onto which grenadine is poured until it bursts through, blood-like, hence the name.'

One comment I read recommended knocking it back quickly, in one swallow, so as not to gag on the 'brain'.

I'm so glad I'm not young any more.



MissKris said...

Oh my. I haven't had an alcoholic drink for almost 31 years and after reading the description of a brain hemorrhage I don't think I've missed much of anything, haha! :-P

mdmhvonpa said...

That Baileys drink ... instead, take a shot of Baileys and then a shot of lime juice with the former still in your mouth ... we call it the cement mixer ... you gotta swallow or it blows out your nose.

Yeah, something about knowledge of your own limits when you age a bit. Makes for a bit more comfort in life.

Lee said...

Teetotaller? Teetotaller? I'm not a teatotaller! I'm sitting here sipping on a glass of red wine....and loving it! ;)

Age is All in the Mind said...

Oh no that sounds gross!
Give me a nice smooth malt whiskey or a good claret any day

phishez_rule said...

Its absolutely amazing what you'll drink when you're 18.

MaryB said...

Wow! I'm impressed! I'm pretty much a gin-and-tonic girl myself, though I can be coaxed into a margarita or mojito if the occasion is right. And a good glass of red is welcome, as well. I'll leave the Brain Clots, or whatever, to the young 'uns.

Liz said...

kris, I don't know how they can get away with the name! Let alone what it looks like!

mdm, cement coming out of your nose: are you speaking from experience?

Lee, I wish I did like wine, it's so much more sociable.

ageis, you and Husband would get on well.

Phishez, and a bit older!

maryb, you and Welshcakes would get on well!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

We would, maryb! That brain thing sounds revolting!