Friday, January 13, 2012

TGIF: What would a Friday be without a Kennedy cocktail?

For this Friday's cocktail segment we are going to take a politically incorrect look at the past and dedicate the week to one Senator Ted Kennedy!

Last weeks choice was the well received Super Fruity Sangria/Barney Frank combination, while this week's choice is a somewhat simpler offering that has only two main ingredients.

This drink was found in an article that was not specifically related to alcohol but that was dedicated to Ted Kennedy himself.

The name of the drink .... The Chappaquiddick!

The recipe is very simple:

Gin and murky water

Another choice for those who don't like gin?

The Irish Car Bomb

3/4 pint Guinness stout
1/2 shot Bailey's Irish cream
1/2 shot Jameson Irish whiskey

Add the Bailey's and Jameson to a shot glass, layering the Bailey's on the bottom. Pour the Guinness into a pint glass or beer mug 3/4 of the way full and let settle. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug. If you don't drink it fast enough it will curdle and increasingly taste worse. (Source)

Enjoy and please, don't drink and drive!

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1 comment :

  1. I received this comment from a reader with my response below it. Let me know if anyone has any thoughts:

    Comment: My mom used to bash the Kennedys. She has been dead for 10 years. I grew tired of hearing about Chappaquidick then. I really enjoy reading your blog and agree with much of your subject selection. Hasn't Ted pay for his deed many times over and isn't this already etched into the public memory? There is so much more out there than this. Step it up a notch and go after the living and deserving stories.

    Response: Thanks for the mostly kind words and I appreciate the feedback.

    I will admit that Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick is "low-hanging" fruit but explain how he paid for his deed many times over? He lived a good old life, enjoyed the benefits of the Senate and of his money and did what Kennedy's do. If by paying for his deed you mean he never got to be president all I can say is thank God for that. And if you mean the Kennedy curse much of that is self-inflicted due to arrogance.

    Now humor is sometimes a necessary component of things as is the memory of a poor girl whose only "crime" was to get into a car with a man who in reality was not a man!

    Next stop though speaking of deserving stories is the troubling rise of anti-Semitic acts on the east coast.