So I had a couple gal pals over - it ain't a party without Kitty Packard, Ch_eekyGirl, and Good in LA - we cranked up the Irish Pub channel on Pandora, and enjoyed some excellent Guinness cocktails -- thereby breaking the cardinal rule, "Thou shalt not drink and tweet!"
Here’s our delish mix for the evening – we were ready to sample everything and then some!
Don't mind the call box, we only use it to buzz our landlord, Mr. Furley.
Cocktail #1 – Black Velvet
What it is: Guinness and Montcadi Cava
Our notes: Super light and refreshing, especially for a Guinness Cocktail!
Best Tweet: On the difficulty of floating the Guinness on top of the champagne, “...having never honed my tom cruise "cocktail" skills we are struggling here. how about the rest of you?” @FreshandEasy Um, YES!!
Cocktail #2 – Black & White
What it is: Guinness and Hopper Whitman Belgian White Ale
Our notes: Great flavor, full bodied blend - I could drink these in my sleep. I don't even know what that means, but it's good.
Best Tweet: “Do the Belgians and Irish like each other? Feel like I am building a bridge between nations” - @MrAndrewBradley
Cocktail #3 – Chocolate Guinness
What it is: Guinness and Underworld Chocolate Stout (we had to substitute with Boatswain Chocolate Stout)
Our notes: Dangerous and dark chocolate-y. I would serve this as a dessert to a hardcore berserker kind of dude (just my type!), like someone who lives in Game of Thrones.
Best Tweet: “A long time ago, a friend said the reason he liked Guinness was bc it tasted like "a burnt chocolate milkshake." @kristysf
Special HHT Cocktail #4 – Snakebite!
What it is: Guinness and Julian Hard Cider (made in SoCal’s Apple capital, Julian, CA).
Our notes: It was good, I was drunk by then. But I do want to note that I think it’s great that Fresh & Easy carries tasty local beers like this!
Some other fun pics from the evening:
The fridge was ready to PARTAY!!!!
So was our dinner spread!
Taking a self portrait (while hoarding three Black & White’s) is serious biz!
Self-Portrait Result (less boobs!).
As always, big thanks to the Fresh & Easy team and to Allison Osorio at RL Public Relations!