Friday, August 27, 2010

Flashback Friday: Summer Shandy

This has happened to you. Some of your friends come over to your place to hang out. It's a BYOB affair. Everyone has fun, but at the end of the night a few stray beers remain in your fridge. And of course, it's nothing you want to drink.

Now, you could institute a "no beers left behind" policy, but then you might miss out on that rare occasion when someone leaves you something delicious (nevergonnahappen).

You could also just throw the beer away. But that seems so wasteful in these clichéd hard economic times.

There have been two Budweisers sitting in the back of our refrigerator that I wouldn't drink in a million years even if I was dying of thirst and there was no other choices but die a slow agonizing death by drymouth -- except I did drink one last night.

Here's what I did to enjoy this rotten swill:
  • One frosty Swensons pint glass
  • Half or more of the macro brew
  • Half of less of lemonade
Voila! Summer Shandy. Now I only have one Budweiser left. The Enthusiast likes to add a lemon-lime soda pop (7-Up or Sprite) and ice. But she's Greek.

How do you deal with the bad leftovers?

Back Talk
Wherein we take comfort in our bad run, for it foretells the good runs to come. Unless we're talking about bowels again.

Jamoosh approves of my hopeless run this week: "Just getting the less than stellar runs out of the way -- fabulous strategy!"

Answer: My high school art teacher always said we have 500 bad drawings in us and we have to get them out. I believe the same is true for running.

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates. Find a patio to enjoy the waning days of summer this weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers.


Emz said...

I give them to our yardwork crew.

I'm pretty sure I'm their favorite. ;)

Sun Runner said...

I don't need to tell you I have the same problem from time to time. Ah, the curse of having overly high standards!

Right now there are five bottles of Budweiser 55 (or whatever it's called) in my fridge that I, as you say, wouldn't drink if my life depended on it. I don't know what to do with it. I feel as if my fridge has been violated just by it being there. Is there really a way to make ultralight beer any better?

A few months ago I hosted a hash at my house which resulted in a few too many cans of Gennesee Cream Ale lingering in my cooler. Those went down the drain.

So I'm wasteful. But at least I got my deposit back on that case of horrors.

Anonymous said...

Use it to make beer Chili.
Use it to simmer brats.
Nuff said!

Andrew Opala said...

change your friends

misszippy said...

Still not dealing with them...some seriously old stuff sitting out in our "extra" fridge!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Use the beer in chili or stew or in place of chicken broth.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Isn't there a Man Law that states, "Thou shalt not bring beer to a party that one would not drink themselves?"

If you're going to drink my micro brews, then you better bring something other than Bud Light Lime.

Barefoot Johnny O said...

Um, was the lemonade carbonated? Otherwise you may have invented your own mix. Not unheard of. Careful, there are some Canadians who know what a Shandy is! I prefer the Shandygaff myself.

Robin said...

You can always put your yucky beer together in a "care" package for an undergrad student, who doesn't care that the beer has no taste. Problem solved.

Good luck tomorrow!