National Mint Julep Day!
I find myself looking forward to the boozy holidays -they are too few and far between. Although I could have taken the easy route of National Water a Flower Day, I’ve only had a mint julep once before, years ago, so I relished the opportunity to knock back a few.
I had made a date with Kathleen and a friend from work, Steph, to go for some Mint Juleps– the preferred drink of slave owners, at the local New Orleans themed resto and bar, as that seemed the most fitting given that the drinks origin is in Southern USA.
I had nothing to do this day and it was raining (quelle surpris) and I have a weird sprained chest injury, so I decided to rest up for my big cocktail Tuesday night out. I spent the day sprawled on the couch watching Master of None’s season two. In it, Aziz Ansari’s character is in Italy and is also going on a lot of dates. These two plot points meant a lot of wine drinking scenes.
I found myself really yearning for a glass of wine, myself.
Then I came to revelation that I’m a grown ass woman who can drink wine whenever she wants. So cracked open a bottle and finished watching the season.
This also set me up to be tipsy going out for more drinks
Upon arrival at the aforementioned NOLA themed bar, it was pretty empty. The bartender riddled off the specials but I told him why we were there – National Mint Julep Day so Mint Juleps all ’round.
Of course, the barkeep somehow felt threatened by being informed of something he didn’t know already, so he voiced his doubts that it was, indeed, Mint Julep Day, and went so far as to call upon the DJ (?) guy on his laptop for back up. The DJ (?) guy said he had no idea, as he wouldn’t, and proceeded to do a simple google search, which proved my correctitude.
You know what they always say; nothing more fragile than the male ego!
Anyway he busted out three 6/10 ( on the delicious scale) Mint Juleps for us and then never checked on us again. So we didn’t get a second round there and headed to mine and Steph’s place of work for one more drink
There our bartender made way better and stronger Mint Juleps, for half the price and no questions asked. Thanks Kenton.
These made me really drunk and ready to end Mint Julep Day 2017. Cheers! Tomorrow is National Macaroon Day!