Drinks on Wheels
Many cocktails out there are riffs on classic or popular drinks. So I felt warranted in changing up a recipe created for the new Sex in the City movie called “Red Over Heels.” Instead, mine is “Dead Over Wheels” in honor of the Rat City Rollergirls championship bout this weekend. Because roller derby rocks.
I saw Red Over Heels at About.com’s cocktail blog. The recipe calls for ginger-infused vodka, but I saw this as an opportunity to use the Loft Spicy Ginger Cello I got in Portland (I’m guessing you could also use plain vodka and muddle in some fresh ginger). As well as my bitchin’ skull vodka.
Dead Over Wheels1 ½ ounces vodka ½ oz ginger cello 1 oz honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water, shake to mix) ¾ oz lemon juice
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into chilled glass. Flip someone off.
June 5th throwdown
Like the derby skaters, the Dead Over Wheels looks all nice but packs a punch. If you have a free Saturday night, go see the season-ending bout of the Rat City Rollergirls (motto: “You Win Some, You Bruise Some”). The Derby Liberation Front vs Throttle Rockets are the first half, followed by Grave Danger vs Sockit Wenches for 1st place honors. The bouts are athletic and strategic, and the skaters’ names are pure entertainment; look for Hard Cora, Pink Tatillac, Sarah Impalin and my fav, Yoko Onoudi’nt.
To me, roller derby is like 5-year-olds playing T-ball (albeit more bad-ass) because you just can’t root against any of them. But since I have socket wrenches in my blood (thanks, Dad) and maybe a little wench, too, well…Go, Sockit Wenches!!
Cheers, “Spite & MalICE”