Thursday, May 26, 2011

Don't Drink & Drive, You'll Spill On The Seats.

The previous post generated a couple e-mails from friends asking me how to make a " '57 Chevy With Hawaii Plates". I'm not sure how they made these wicked little bombshells at Lehr's Greenhouse back in the day but according to W. Healy at the Houston Press, this is how you'll get 'em now-a-days;

1 ounce Southern Comfort whiskey

1 ounce Amaretto liqueur

1 ounce Grand Marnier liqueur

Splash of cranberry juice

Splash of pineapple juice

Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into shot glass (for those of you not wearing a skirt) or serve on the rocks.

 Replay video from previous post, drink, repeat.

Administered as a shot, these things go down pretty easy. On the rocks, they're more of a chick drink in my opinion, so I would recommend the following modifications to give this Chevy a little more torque. First lose the liqueurs and fruit juices; too sweet and caloric. Next upgrade the shot glass to a large tumbler and insert no more than two clear, commercial grade ice cubes. Finally, switch the Southern Comfort to Jim Beam and overfill the glass so you get a good extra 1/2 ounce sip before you even start. Now you've got a '57 Chevy with Hawaiian plates designed by a guy who actually drives one. Enjoy.