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The drinks are on the louse

It didn't take long for the well-known humorous spirit of Brooklyn to emerge in the Spitzer scandal.

In anticipation of the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the midst of a prostitution case, Teddy's, a longtime popular watering hole, began offering Spitzer-related drink specials such as the "Spitzer Spritzer" and the "Hypocrite's Delight."

Now that the governor has announced he'll step down on Monday, the bar is continuing the special offerings. If you're in the city and want to check out Teddy's, it is located at 96 Berry Street, between 8th and 9th streets, in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section.
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3 comments:

Albany Jane said...

… and Zing!

Christopher Carlsson said...

Personally I prefer my version, at least from a humor point of view.

The Elliot Spritzer
(A couple of versions)

Original: Quite Bitter- Especially at End

1/2 oz of Campari
1 oz Absinthe
3 oz Champagne
(Basically a Death in the Afternoon variant)

Pour the Campari into a champagne flute. Float 1 oz of Absinthe (I prefer the Kubler Clear/white). Float the champagne over all of it. (The absinthe will mix with the champagne)

Another method to make it is to add the Absinthe and champagne first then put the Campari in the bottom using a turkey baster or other syringe type device to layer it below the other ingredients.

If you want a sweeter version add sugar or simple syrup to the absinthe before hand
Of course the story is champagne (sweetness of success) followed by the Absinthe (Madness and Sex)and then the Campari (a bitter,bloody red end)

Sweeter Version

1/2 oz of Campari
1 oz St Germain Liqueur
1 oz Absinthe
3 oz Champagne

Pour the Campari into a Champagne flute. Mix the St Germain, Champagne and Absinthe together then float over the Campari.

Another method to make it is to add the mix first then put the Campari in the bottom using a turkey baster or other syringe type device(marinade hypo) to layer it below the other ingredients.

Of course the story is champagne (sweetness of success) followed by the Absinthe (Madness and Sex)and then the Campari (a bitter, bloody red end)

Cheers,
Chris

Christopher Carlsson said...

Forgot to mention - if you use Lucid Absinthe you get a sweeter, mintier version.