Guest Post: In Defense of Delicious

Today’s post was written by Aaron Crandall, librarian, scientist, occasional bartender, and friend of the boozehounds.

I am, by many accounts, an odd duck. I have had pseudo-theological discussions which theorized the Kool-Aid man as a symbolic Christ figure in a fight with the Planters Peanut mascot, made armor out of fence wire, and have the words “Don’t Panic” tattooed in large, friendly letters on the inside of my biceps. But while these things have on occasion earned me strange looks and lost me the respect of some normal (read: boring) human beings, in my time spent at college bars I have earned the most grief due to my fondness for that most abhorred beverage:

The “girly” drink.

Aaron Crandall: mad scientist and advocate for girly drinks

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Tequila Mockingbird

To finish out our series for National Tequila Day, we thought we’d wrap up with a nice after-dinner cocktail.  The Tequila Mockingbird, besides being really fun to order in a bar, is a minty, but not overly sweet drink. It’ll compliment a dessert, but isn’t one on its own.  Like any drink that features crème de menthe, be sure to adhere to the recipe closely, the mint flavor could easily overwhelm everything else in the drink.

2 ½ oz tequila

½ tsp white crème de menthe

1 Tbs lime juice

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.  Add all three ingredients and shake thoroughly.  Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Tequila Mockingbird - great for your next literary party, if you don't mind the pun. To Kill a Mockingbird, Tequila Mockingbird - ha!