The other day, well, I mean the other month, my husband made a few drinks. I meant to share them with you then, but I forgot because I was busy. So, I’ll share them today because they’re good, and we’re celebrating the end of a successful Hunting Season.
Now I’d like to share a photo of my husband’s dead deer too, but there isn’t one. You see, he had a Doe Tag and according to him, “Does are hardly worth taking photos of.” So not only will there be no photo of him with his deer, but there will of course be no antlers to mount on the garage walls. The boys were seriously disappointed. One can never have too many antlers on one’s walls apparently.
Brandy Alexander & a Sidecar
On to drinks. As I said, we’re celebrating a swift end to the Hunting Season, and I’d like to highlight two of our favorites: a Brandy Alexander and a Sidecar.
The drink on the left is a Brandy Alexander. My husband and I began drinking these after reading Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, in honor of Anthony Blanche. Those of you who have read the book or watched the (good) version of the movie (with Jeremy Irons) know what we’re talking about. There’s a scene wherein Anthony Blanche downs three of them in a row, which is a bit reckless, no?
Normally a Brandy Alexander is made with cream, but as we never have any on hand, my husband makes them with whole milk, which of course is not as creamy, but still good.
Equal parts Brandy, Creme de Cocoa, and Cream
Sidecars are way too strong for me, but my husband insists that they’re classic and tasteful. I’d probably be rather drunk if I attempted one. Nevertheless, here’s how they’re made.
3 parts brandy, 1 part lemon, 1 part triple sec
The Traditional Latin Mass
A good friend of mine sent me an article written by Jake Neu and published in Crisis Magazine this morning. It’s excellent. (Click HERE for it.) It’s also interesting that more and more people are choosing to attend the TLM.
A big Thank You to Jake Neu. Your sentiments are mine as well.