Try it, you might like it

18 Dec

Ever had a Black Russian? If you are a new vegan who misses White Russians, this one is for you seeing as Barnivore says Kahlua and certain brands of vodka are totally vegan.

On to important things, like me and my mood moody mood moods these days.

I should not complain. Really. In general I’m a spoiled rotten girl living the dream in sunny LA.

But for various reasons I’ve been particularly down this week.

What to do when one’s soul is dark?

Besides blasting Nine Inch Nails?
That’s a given.

And besides glaring while pouting like I’m doing for this pic:

I call this Glouting. It’s the goth cousin of smize-ing.

You make an equally dark adult beverage, that’s what.
And if the Joy the Baker Podcast is to be believed we should drink said cocktail in the shower.

Hopefully not at the same time as using baking soda to wash one’s hair. That could get dicey.

Extra credit from the dark underlords of gothness for using skull and crossbone ice cubes.

What do you eat or drink when bummed out?
Black Russian(from The Bar Book by Mittie Hellmich)
1 1/2 oz. vodka
3/4 oz. Kahlua
Lemon twist
Shake ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into ice filled glass. Twist lemon peel over the top and drop in.
Pump up the NIN and relish the gloom.

4 Responses to “Try it, you might like it”

  1. Aviva December 21, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    Ellen, you’re a bad influence! 🙂 You got me addicted to wine…though this drink does sound pretty good. I’ll have to order it the next time I’m at a bar, which is pretty often here in NYC. And FYI, when I’m sad I listen to Hole…which only makes me feel worse.

    • Ellen December 21, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

      Oh no! Hope I’m not turning people into boozers;) Yeah, Hole is good rage/angst music too. And wine? For the health, I say. For the health.

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Sabrina at MyMiBoSo December 26, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    Sometimes you gotta tap into something comforting to get through the low times…”force cuddling” my dogs is my cure all (you know, the cuddle they didn’t really ask for but are going to get anyway?).

    I used to be OBSESSED with Trent Reznor…

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