Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Green Beer Makes You Pee Green

Bubba likes to play evil tricks on me all the time. From convincing me that his former roommate Matt was a hairstylist in the Army to putting my name in the fish bowl to sing explicit karaoke songs at the Back Door, I’ve been very embarrassed over the last 20 years.

My sophomore year at WVU, Bubba had me fooled into believing that you urinated green from drinking green beer. He even went as far as to call me from the bathroom to tell me how green his flow was. So during the week’s festivities, I proceeded to ask a stranger in the girl’s bathroom at Bent Willy’s if she was peeing green (upon seeing green beer in her hand). Needless to say, she gave me a strange look and immediately left the lavatory.

Seven years later, I totally understand that you don’t pee green from green beer. However, after last year’s festivities I learned you can get green dye stuck on your hands for days.

To avoid all that mess, here are three green drink concoctions that are already green and won’t leave you with a discolored tongue, hand or pee.

Appletini
There are a number of variations of this drink – I think this one is the best
2 parts Vodka

1/2 part Sour Apple Pucker
1/2 part Apple Juice or Cider
Pour all ingredients into a shaker and strain into a martini glass
* You can also garnish the glass with caramel syrup before you pour the drink

Sour Apple Drop
1 part Sour Apple Schnapps
1 part ABSOLUT Vodka
Chill and serve

St. Paddy Appletini
1 part Sour Apple Schnapps
1 part ABSOLUT PEARS Vodka
Slash of sweet and sour Mix
Pour all ingredients into a shaker and strain into a martini glass
* I like the idea of garnishing this with a sour apple blow pop


(Photos from my work computer)

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