March 28, 2010

Don't Shoot Me, Captain!

Blog readers, I think of you often and fondly. In between the brain-stretching tasks of graduate school. This applies double to all of you whom I used to see in person. I want you to know that I'm still here, and still kicking. Not much drinking lately; alcohol puts me to sleep and beer has a lot of calories. But the drinking hiatus is punctuated by creativity.

Don't Shoot Me, Captain!

  • 3 fingers of your favorite rum, over ice.
  • Fill the glass with Pepsi MAX Cease Fire
  • Squirt of lime

It's not bad. Yes, it's your basic rum and coke with a twist. It's no Thirdmate, of course. But in these times of tightening belts (I'm on a diet*) we all have to make do.

Back to the books. See you in a few.

* To those of you who notice all the high-calorie stuff I cook while I'm on a diet: I said I am on a diet. I'm not dead! I shift calories around so that I can still enjoy life. Give up pulled pork? Heaven forfend.

Posted by James at March 28, 2010 5:50 PM
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"Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."
I've lost a pound. I can add a jigger of simple syrup and use a real lime.

Posted by: PJ at March 28, 2010 6:41 PM

Diet soda does not make the best mixed drinks. But some drinks are born of necessity and from the fact that the name had already popped into my head.

Posted by: James at March 28, 2010 7:37 PM

I should have said my abstinence is punctuated with bouts of creativity, but there is a battle for brain cycles going on here.

Posted by: James at March 28, 2010 7:40 PM

I tried some version of a Pepsi-with-lime a few years ago and found it annoyingly lollipoppish. Is Max Cease Fire similar?

I notice you add lime to the lime soda. Would this work as well, or better, if you added lime to a non-lime diet Pepsi?

I was going to buy cream soda to make a Thirdmate yesterday, but I came to the shocking discovering that Fairhaven Shaw's no longer has 12-packs of Jones soda. Or any Jones soda at all any more. :( (Stop & Shop still sells Jones, but only in individual bottles, I think. Too bad because their root beer kicks ass, but it's too expensive to buy in single bottles.)

Posted by: Julie at March 29, 2010 8:05 AM

I think we still have some of your Jones soda cans. You are, of course, welcome to those!

Posted by: James at March 29, 2010 9:00 AM

To answer your other question, I think Pepsi MAX with added fresh lime would be good as well. I added the lime out of habit... I can't help myself.

Posted by: James at March 29, 2010 9:01 AM

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