16 Bars.. what does that mean exactly?
I’ll get to that.. let me ask you this first.
How long does it take you to get home from work?
Don’t answer that if it’s anything less than 45 minutes.. I might just slap you.
Because that’s how long it takes me in the meandering hot ghetto mess better known as Atlanta rush hour traffic.
On a good day..
Recently we moved out of the city and into the suburbs. Mainly for the schools because $20k a year in private school tuition is not a good look..
So after much research and a quick sale of our townhouse close to downtown, we headed out to suburbia.
It’s peaceful, the house takes too long to clean, it’s peaceful and the commute is now a hot ghetto mess. . I think I said that already but it deserves repeating..
But it’s peaceful..
That’s what I tell myself constantly as traffic moves at a 5 mile an hour slow leak.. That’s what I tell myself when I get cut off by a lady in a sliver Buick dressed like the assistant manager at Talbots circa 1992.. I see her every morning.. EVERY morning she drives like a bat outta hell. Where is she going?
By the time I get home I need a long hot bath and a bottle of Jack Daniels to help calm my nerves.
Unfortunately, it takes a while before any of that happens and most nights lead to a quick shower and a glass of wine. But at some point during the week, I make myself something on the stronger side. Then me and the hubs sit back and listen to some of our favorite old school hip hop records. Reminiscing on the days when he was a DJ and we could sleep until noon and party until 3am..
So I thought I would start a new series on this here blog. Sharing my cocktail creations that help me combat the insanity of a sometimes hour-long commute and just overall adulthood. It’s sort of inspired by my husband and our mutual love of music.. Especially old school hip hop.. and our late night dranks..
The term “16 Bars” refers to the standard length of a rap verse. If you’re a hip hop fan you’ve heard this term at one time or another. It’s always been a dream of mine to open a bar that served great food and even better drinks.
All while Run DMC and the Beastie Boys spin in the background on old turn tables.
So let’s kick off of this cocktail series with this here fancy named drink that’s topped with Champagne..
Then toast to all the bars that serve good drinks, to the days that you don’t have to commute in and the lady in the sliver Buick wearing the sweater set and orange scrunchie
Inspired by a drink that I had at a local Atlanta bar.
2 oz Bourbon (I used Bulliet Rye)
1 oz St. Germain
1 oz lemon juice
Add Bourbon, St. Germain and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into glass, top with champagne and serve.
“Now tell your friends to get with my friends and we can do this every weekend.”