Vodka Tonight, Menudo Tomorrow

January 10th, 2017 § 0 comments

HG/BSK and neighbor/pal David F. (distinguished novelist, educator, historian and former college football star) will be watching Alabama battle Clemson tonight. New Mexican cuisine is being readied. Authentic chile (no beans). Pork tamales with red chile sauce. Two salsas: Fiery jalapeno and mild tomatillo. Garnishes: chopped onions, cheddar cheese, colby jack cheese, smoky chipotle peppers in sauce. BSK will drink a robust Spanish garnacha. HG and David will be bad boys. Two types of potato vodka are in the freezer to be drunk with beer chasers. Vodka Viracocha, an 80 proof spirit distilled in Alcalde, NM, is David’s favorite. HG will be swallowing Karlsson’s Gold Vodka from Sweden (also 80 proof). HG can’t resist the distiller’s claim: The first vodka distilled from “Virgin New Potatoes.” Moderation will not be observed. If there is a hangover, HG will eat a bowl of menudo (New Mexican tripe stew) the next day. This is the traditional hangover cure in The Land of Enchantment. Tastes good and it works.

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