Any day I can party a bit, celebrate a special occasion, and be happy … well, that’s a good day.
Here’re some “Good Day” contenders for this coming week that may be worthy of raising a glass or two, smiling, and wishing folks a “Happy ____ Day!”
Sunday, April 26th: We start quaking and shaking on National Richter Scale Day. Any day that shakes calls for a celebratory drink! What else but Jello Shots. After a few shots we can watch the cubes jiggle, and during the quake establish our own scale!
Who cares about Old Man Richter and his Richter scale!
Wednesday, April 29th: One of my favorites – National Zipper Day!
What a boon for anxious teens out for a grope in the night! The zipper, after many “ups and downs,” was named and popularized by BF Goodrich in 1923. The world’s longest zippers, more than three miles of them, hold the Astroturf together in Houston’s Astrodome.
The Lemon Zipper Martini zips up this celebration drink! It was the signature drink of the Zipper Lounge (now defunct) in the hotel at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. You’ll need:
3 cucumber slices
4-5 basil leaves
2 ounces of citrus vodka or lemon infused vodka
¼ ounce fresh lemon juice
½ ounce velvet Falernum
¼ ounce simple syrup
Muddle cucumber, basil and lemon juice in the shaker … add the vodka, Falernum and ice … shake and strain … garnish with a sexy lemon twist.
Thursday, April 30th: National Honesty Day, a day dreaded by all thinking men! It’s celebrated the last day of April to offset April Fools’ Day – another day that only fools men! Knowing full well that “complete honesty is never the best policy,” men everywhere fight for drinks on April 30th. After consuming massive amounts of any alcohol, we run into the streets and tell the truth, no matter the consequences.
The drink for the day? Anything “neat.” Men who are about to tell “the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” need their alcohol straight.
Friday, May 1st: National Mother Goose Day! Charles Perrault is credited with establishing the genre of “fairy tales” with his 1695 publication of verses. Old King Cole, Solomon Grundy, Georgy Porgy and hundreds of others live in the imaginations of millions of children thanks to Charlie!
And yes, there is an adult beverage unsuitable for children for this grand occasion. It’s the Mother Pucker Goose Martini, a refreshing drink crafted for those of us who sip while we recite verses.
2 Ounces Grey Goose vodka
½ ounce DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
½ ounce Cointreau orange liqueur
¾ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
Shake vigorously and serve straight up in a well chilled martini glass.
Thursday April 30th thru Saturday May 2nd: The NFL Draft takes place and we get to watch all the super he-men who deny the evidence of concussive collisions and are willing to gladiate for our entertainment, be selected by multi-billionaire owners to fight for their futures. In other words … It’s time for the pro-football meat market!
So clearly the party drink of choice is DRAFT beer. It’s all about the beer and who gets paid the most to run over other behemoths for our endless enjoyment.
So party hardy me mates and readers. We’ve earned it.