It's high time I created a drink, don't you think? But what? the boy asks. But what?
Hmm, what's been preoccupying his thoughts of late? There's Halloween - a favorite holiday. Oh, and then there's a little something going on around the San Francisco Giants, urging people, exhorting them, inspiring the thought - don't stop believing.
And how's this for a happy coincidence? The holiday and the team sport the same color scheme.
So maybe a little something in tune with the season, and something to help celebrate the wonderful year currently playing out for the Giants (two more wins to go - we're not counting chickens here, just yet. Well, maybe a little bit).
Since I've never created a drink before, it might need a little tinkering. But tonight's first attempt has me paraphrasing an old adage...a drink is like sex. When it's good, it's really good, and when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
-The Orange and Black Cocktail-
PHOTO COURTESY JENGIZ HAAS
1 tsp. Grand Marnier
1.5 oz Blavod Black Vodka
Fill an old-fashioned glass 2/3 full with ice. Add Grand Marnier, then orange juice. Stir. Float Blavod Black Vodka on top. Enjoy.
While you should imbibe an Orange and Black with fellow fans of the Orange and Black, most anyone will be converted to the cause after a few rounds, so please invite those in Dodger Blue, Yankee Pinstripes, or even St. Louis' and Texas' red-white-and-blue.
And if you see Brian Wilson or his machine anywhere in the vicinity, order them a round. Buster, too. Or the Freak. Freddy. Cody and Cainer. Madbum. Zeets. Huffdaddy. U-REEBAY. The Panda. Sanchy. Pat the Bat. Boche. Rags. Javy. Any of those guys.
Did I say enjoy? Enjoy.