Lemon Drop Kick to the End Zone

If I was a drink I’d be a lemon drop.” ~ Madonna, ‘SuperPop’

There’s really only one way I’m getting through the entire Superbowl, and that’s with the help of a little drinking game. I scouted around for good words to use – something that would be said with some frequency, but not so much that by the half-time show I’d be passed out. My friend Jen came up with ‘Blitz’ – which was perfect on a number of levels, and so it shall be. If you want to play along, take a sip of your beverage every time the word “Blitz” is used.

Contingency plan: should there not be enough blitzing after the first… half? quarter? How in the hell is this game divided again? – we will switch to the word “coverage”. Should that fail to ease the pain, we will drink every time the word “the” is used. And if that’s still not enough then get some help.

The libation of choice is, in honor of our half-time girl, the lemon drop – one of Madonna’s favorite cocktails. Here are the ingredients for one:

– 1 ½ ounces vodka (preferably citrus)
– ½ ounce triple sec (or preferably Limoncello)
– 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
– ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
– Lemon twist (for garnish)

Since it’s the Superbowl (a rough and tumble event if ever there was one), we’re not going to be all FussyLittleBlog about this, so mix it up with some ice and simply strain into a cocktail glass of your choosing. Most lemon drops have a sugar rim to them, but there’s nothing I despise more than a sugar rim, hand to God.

So start your engines, because once the Superbowl begins we’re going on a tear, and there’s no telling where this game may take us.

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