Bride Out Of Town?


Daughter out of town?


Limes on sale (10 for $1.99!) at the Shop-Rong?


New bottle of cachaça?


All the ingredients are in place for a caipirinha night


I know I’ve gone over this before, but for safety’s sake let’s review: slice the ends off of the lime


then carefully skin the lime (yeah, you’ll send some juice flying but the skin has nasty bitters that you’ll be very glad you removed)


Beauty is only skin deep but bitterness goes to the…pulp


now draw and quart, er, slice the lime into quarters (then eighths) I mean


then dump in your glass with 3 heaping teaspoons of sugar (adjust for your own taste, obviously)


now muddle, cowgirl! Muddle!


and then fill the glass to within a finger-and-a-half of the top with the cachaça and ice, gently stirring well


aw, c’mere you sweet thang


Hmmmmm, not bad this Aguá Luca…but that may be its problem. It’s distilled/filtered something like 12 times according to its website, which makes for a very clean and neutral spirit. And that’s sadly very un-cachaça like.


Good cachaças have an edgy character to them: some have a sweetness, some have a smokiness, some have that eau-de-lead pipe cloying quality. Whatever. What makes cachaça unique is the variety of unique flavors you find in the varying brands, all of which this one lacks. It’s too clean and pure…it’s almost like Barack Obama trying to claim street cred and hang in the ‘hood.

Damn! How’d that happen?


Well, Dear Readers, you know I hate to form hasty opinions; best give our Evening’s Spirit another chance, courtesy of Shop-Rong




8 Responses to “Bride Out Of Town?”

  1. Well, they do recommend putting the lime…in the cocoNUT.

  2. Kate P says:

    Shop-Rong did something right. What a deal!

    The dog’s looking like a lightweight–asleep already in the last photo?

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, as Sis alluded to earlier I’ve been out of town for a few days, and i just picked him up from the kennel earlier this evening. he must drink a hell of a lot while i’m gone because he is always totally wiped out for a few days after he gets home.

  4. Kate P says:

    Awww, poor guy. The cat my cousins used to have would cry himself hoarse in the kennel.

  5. Timothy says:

    I really like your blog.

    I especially like the “Swill Food and Grog” entries.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Thanks, Timothy!

  7. gregor says:

    I’m playing the bachelor all next week, I opted out of the annual family trip to Busch Gardens this year. I’m unfortunately going to be on an antibiotic regimen that will prohibit consumption of serious adult beverages. 🙁
    I shall make up for it, though, in due time.

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    Antibiotics never inhibited my imbibing, gregor 🙂

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