So one of my favourite websites is The Berry. If you've never heard of the Berry, it's operated by the same people who do the Chive but it's targeted specifically towards girls, so it's got, y'know, DIY ideas, PMS jokes and pictures of hot guys, among other things.
Anywho, I found this recipe on there. I did a few tweaks to it to suit my particular taste and whipped up a couple one lazy afternoon. My edition is as follows. The original recipe can be found here.
One of the changes I made was swapping Gingers Irish Whiskey for Jack Daniel's which, arguably, defeats the whole purpose of the drink. I did that because a) I've never heard of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey before and didn't know if they carried it at the NSLC nearest me; b) I'm not really a huge fan of Irish Whiskey for the most part; and c) I drink a lot of Jack Daniel's.
I also fired a sprig of ginger mint in there as a garnish just because I happen to have some in my garden and it seemed extra fancy.
I almost wound up switching out the sherbet because I had a helluva time finding it. Sobey's didn't have any at all, instead they carry frozen yoghurt (don't get me fucking started on frozen yoghurt, oh my fucking god) or some weird lime flavoured ice cream which is one of the most disgusting sounding thigns I can imagine. I damn near had a breakdown in the grocery store (this seems to happen more and more often), coz, y'know, I remember getting lime sherbet there as a kid. It was really really green and had those little squishy bits in it. And rainbow sherbet. And orange sherbet. Now you can't even get any sherbet at all as far as I could tell. I found some at the superstore, so I didn't have to choke anybody, but still.
Big Ginger Float Cocktail (with Jack Daniel's)
2 oz. Jack Daniel's
1/2 can ginger ale
1 scoop lime sherbet
Lemon wheel and a sprig of ginger mint for garnish
Put ingredients in a fancy glass in the order given and serve immediately.
This tasted pretty good. The lime, Jack's and mint actually go together better than one would expect. I think if I had given the gingerale and whiskey time to chill it may have made a better drink coz the sherbet doesn't really cool it that much but I was so pissed off when I got back from the grocery store I needed a stiff drink when I got back to calm me down.
Anyway, the only qualm I had with it (apart from it not being really cold which was my fault) was that it seemed a little bit too sweet. Like that sticky kind of sweetness that coats the inside of your stomach and your brain and if you have more than two you'll be proper fucked and completely unable to function in the morning.
Don't get me wrong, it's pretty tasty, and maybe it'd be different if I'd used the right ingredients but still way too sweet for my taste. So far, I would say my drink of choice for the summer (and summer's pretty much over at this point) has to be either a lighter beer or a chilled rose wine.
And with that, it's onward to wintery drinks.