Friday, January 20, 2012

"I do solemnly swear..."

Whether you are Red, or Blue or White (meaning anything not Red or Blue),
whether you participate or not, whether you agree or not, one thing is

certain...on this date one year from today someone will say "I do solemnly swear
that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to
the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

That being said - Inauguration day falls on a Sunday* in 2013
(assume here that the world does not end on December 21st 2012) so
whether to cheer or jeer - I can think of no better reason to drink than that.

The true pomp and circumstance will probably take place on the following Monday,
but Hell, the fact that it's only a year away is a reason for me to drink today!

Inaugural drinking games abound on the net, but they all boil down to this. Gather friends,
(hopefully like minded so the cheers or jeers will be in unison for greater effect)
open up the booze, sit in front of the flat screen and -

Drink Every Time Someone Says:

  • “Historic”
  • “Monumental”
  • “Kennedy”
  • “Lincoln”
  • “Change” (as a noun)
  • How unusually warm/cold it is.
  • The name of a celebrity who thinks their opinion matters.
By about 3pm, your living room should pretty much look like this.

The Historical Inebriant:  Inaugural Orange Punch

3 parts fresh orange juice
1 part fresh lemon juice
1 part mulled orange syrup
1 part dark rum
1 part cognac
2 parts soda water

Combine in a punch bowl with a large block of ice.
Serve in punch cups with a little crushed ice,
and give each glass a dash of Angostura bitters.

Want to know more:

*  THI does not publish on weekends.  If you need a reason to drink on
    a weekend, you are definately doing it wrong.  

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