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#CocktailHour: Depth Charge


It's that time of the week where I stretch out my legs, wiggle my toes within my fuzzy slippers, and enjoy a tip and sip as I listen to some beer hall polkas.  This week, I captain my way across the bar top with a couple of Depth Charges...

For this, all you need is some beer in a decent sized beer mug, a shot glass with some root beer schnapps, and... well, that's it.

Just take your shot glass of schnapps, and drop it like a depth charge into the mug of beer, and down it.

That's it.

That's the drink.

Though screaming "DIVE DIVE DIVE!" as you drop the schnapps into the beer does add a sense of humour to the whole process.

Jay and I used to drink this back in the early days of the internet (Gen-X, bitches!).  Back then, we discovered that the best beer for this was Budweiser.  Molson Canadian and Kokanee tended to have a weird after taste that made you wonder who stuck their big toe in your mouth.

When the right beer (Budweiser- seriously) is used, a Depth Charge goes down smooth.  The taste of the lager, and the root beer schnapps blend together beautifully and seamlessly.  It goes down so smoothly that the first time I had one, I looked at the empty mug and wondered who drank my drink.

After about the fourth one or so... I found the first one again... and the buzz was on.

And my balance was off.  And my logic.  And my motor control.  And my sense of time.

And the realization that I was soundly asleep.  That's right.  I feel asleep, but thought I was awake.

Because of that, this is not a drink to drink alone... weird things could happened.

Like writing a review for a movie... and knowing you wrote a review for a movie.  But not remember the process of doing so.

Because your brain replaced that time with a fictional conversation with your friend's pear shaped cat.

It's definitely a bar type drink to have with friends- or a house party drink to have with friends.

It's a party drink.

But it's a really "Good" party drink...


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