So this post is going to be a little obnoxious, sorry in advance.
For your Friday 5 O’Cocktail, at first today, I was going to try to use a “National” food theme day, but when the only thing I could come up with is that it’s National Lima Bean Day, I didn’t think it made sense to try to find a cocktail with lima beans in it, and posting a picture of Adriana Lima in a cocktail dress just seemed like a stretch.
So I came up with the next best thing.
If you were one of the cool kids in high school, you know that today is a very special day. It’s 420 Day (from 4/20, or April 20) and everybody who’s anybody knows that 420 is a term used to denote marijuana. The history of the term is pretty fun actually, as are the ways this shows up in modern culture. For example, in the movie Pulp Fiction, many of the clocks are set to the time 4:20. So today I have decided to give you the recipe for an aptly-named Friday 5 O’Cocktail – The Bong Hit – a cocktail that celebrates this little piece of famous Americana. I found this recipe in Miss Charming’s Book of Crazy Cocktails and I will include the description she writes as well:
151 Proof Rum
“Here’s a bong hit you can get high on in public! In a shot glass, add a dash of coffee liqueur and cream, then fill with rum (looks like bong water – at least that’s what they tell me, wink, wink). Light the shot and let it burn a few seconds, then blow it out. Inhale it down your throat, then cover the empty shot glass with your hand. Now slip the straw in between your thumb and forefinger and suck the 151 fumes captured in the glass and it will make you cough.”
Doesn’t that sound like fun?? Just like smoking real weed! Okay, I’m not actually sure inhaling fumes from burning alcohol is a safe thing to do, lol, so I take no responsibility …I mean, don’t try this at home! Also, just say no.
Happy Friday everyone!