QUICKIE POST: Alligator Piss
Ah, the night before the 4th of a July. A relatively quiet day in the District with early release from work and no plans for the evening. Joe and I decided to head to our local hangout, the Blue Banana for a mid-week-pre-holiday-wind-down.
I wasn’t even sure if I was going to drink. I knew we were going to get double mozz sticks and waffle fries, sure. But I didn’t know if I was in the mood for a drink that I’d need to write about later. Blogpeopleproblems.
And then I started playing around with one of my favorite iPhone apps, Mixology. A fun little app that showcases thousands of cocktails, shots and alcoholic drinks. All the popular ones are there—ingredients and all—including a slew of historic, oddball and obscure suggestions and recipes.
Jamie at the Blue Banana was interested in making me something different, so I flipped around Mixology until I stumbled one I’d never hear of: Alligator Piss.
I wish I could accurately describe the what-the-fuck, incredulous looks Joe and Jamie gave me.
“Alligator Piss? Piss?! Really? … ok, what’s in it.”
Amaretto, Midori melon liqueur, peach Schnapps, Southern Comfort, Sour Mix and a few splashes of sprite, shaken and poured into a highball. It literally looked like pale green swamp piss. It smelled nicely fruity, however.
Sugary sweet, floral yet fruity, it was a really, really tasty drink. The melon and peach favors made it slightly tropical, but also blended to create a slightly earthy, grassy flavor. The sour mix gave it touch of tartness and the 4 alcohols provided a nice one-two punch.
Have you ever had the rare green pez flavor? Its like a apple/tropical flavor. It’s hard to find, but if my memory serves, this is pretty close to what Alligator Piss tastes like. If that’s even helpful. Maybe not.
But it was really good. Surprisingly good. Even Joe and Jamie were surprised and delighted. I suggested he put it on the drink menu, tweak-it and re-name it DC Swamp Water or Georgia Ave. Piss.
We’ll see if that happens. I’m not sure if “Come drink the Georgia Ave. Piss at the Blue Banana” would be the right draw… hm. We might have to consider the marketing…
PS: Happy 4th of July!! I’m going to be having at least one firstdrink today… what yet, who knows! Until then, see you in a few, stay cool and make sure to get in as much bbq as personally possible before your sweat starts to smell like sauce. At least that’s how I know I’m tipping the scales.