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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 

Bring the Pain

A few weeks ago I posted a poll asking readers to vote on a name for a drink a few friends and I created. The results are in, the people have spoken and the winner is....

...Pain.

Yup. That's right, just "Pain."

Not that a Pain is really all that painful to drink. It's just a dry martini with wasabi added in. If you're a fan of spicy foods, it's like a stroll through a park. A wonderful, magical park with trees that grow bottles of gin instead of apples and happy, bouncing critters made of wasabi that think nothing of you using their hides to spice up a cocktail.

So, how does one make a Pain? Here's the recipe:

- 4 parts gin
- 3 to 5 drops dry vermouth
- 1 olive. Remove pimento and replace with wasabi (adjust according to preference)




If you give a Pain a try, drink responsibly. By responsibly, I mean stick to one or two and then move on to something else unless you're willing to create a drink/chaser with Pepto-Bismol or Alka-Seltzer as one of the chief ingredients.

Say, that gives me an idea...

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