Friday, October 29, 2010

A Drink in the Office

Recently I received a promotion at real job and was declared the Tsar of Morale. Now, in addition to other duties, it is up to me to make sure people enjoy coming to work. The easiest way to do this, is to occasionally send out a cryptic email on a Friday alerting everyone of a mandatory meeting at 3:30 that afternoon. People show up and instead of powerpoints, insurance forms, or pink slips, there is a bar and some salty snacks. Try it at your office.

I am sure this drink has other more illustrious names and a lineage as well-documented as the Windsor family, but faced with the not well-stocked bar of an office I created this drink. Also, need to commend NolaNotes who turned out to be the MacGyver of the office. She concocted simple syrup out of little more than hot water from the coffee machine, sugar, and sheer will.

Consider morale boosted.

The Milling

2 oz. Sazerac Rye Whiskey
A tablespoon of simple syrup
5 dashes of Peychaud bitters

Combine above in a glass (plastic cups work well), toss between another glass (as if you were mixing a drink at a tailgate), top with a splash of club soda. When I remade it at home, I classed it up with a lemon twist. If you want to do this in the office, save the lemon from your lunchtime Iced Tea.


NoPublic said...

So it's a Sazerac sans Absinthe?
We used to call those "Poor-man's Sazeracs" back when you couldn't find Absinthe anywhere.

Nola said...

NoPublic, if you want to get technical, sure, it's a Sazerac missing Absinthe or Hersaint. But isn't a Rum and Coke WITH Lime a Cubra Libre? I mean, the addition or deletion of a single ingredient results in an entire other drink. Further, our loose research suggests that our Firm outdates the Sazerac by at least 40 years. And we are upstandng Southerners who won't let facts get in the way of a good story if called on our lineage.


Hey, it's Friday! Is the bar open?!?!