Thanks to flex scheduling, we were lucky fans who got to see their team get picked up for an extra crappy Versus feed yesterday. On top of that, we’re staring down the barrel of another Versus game this coming Monday. How is a girl supposed to survive that? Two Versus treatments for the Devils in less than a week? It’s terrible!
Well, spurred on by Myra’s suggestion, we decided the only way to confront this situation is with a cocktail. And in honor of Versus, it should be a girly cocktail called “Show Us Your V”, and the crappier it turned out, the better. After some deep thinking, though, mixologist Schnookie decided that it should also be a cocktail we’d be willing to drink, since the point was to make this dreadful week of hockey more bearable, so we scaled back our ambitions of craptitude. Instead we decided to aim for something kind of Sandra Lee Semi-Ho.
The components of the Show Us Your V are vanilla vodka, Sailor Jerry spiced rum, 7-Up, pomegranate juice, and limes. Girly? Check.
Step 1. Fill a glass with ice. If you do this loudly enough, you can drown out the sound of Jones and Engblom during the intermission show.
Step 2. Add 1 1/2 oz. Sailor Jerry and 1 oz. vanilla vodka to the glass. If you were not able to time the ice clanking to drown out the intermission show, pour with a very heavy hand — you’ve earned it by watching Versus.
Step 3. Squeeze the juice of a whole lime into the glass, and pour in 1 oz. pomegranate juice as well. Don’t ever think we’re not health-conscious, as even our noxious cocktail has antioxidants and helps stave off scurvy. There’s way more nutritive value to the Show Us Your V than any of Versus’s programming choices!
Step 4. Top the glass off with 7-Up and stir. The Show Us Your V is ready to go before the intermission’s over, so you’ll be ready for the next period with glass in hand. It actually wasn’t nearly as sickly-sweet as we hoped it would be, what with the tart pomegranate and lime, but it’s certainly not a drink that’s going to put any hair on your chest. In other words, it goes great with MMA and bullriding. Cheers!