Out of the Gutter and Back to Drinking.

Happy Friday!!

There are so many races and events this weekend, I’ll be attending/spectating at two. I am preparing my signs to cheer on the Brooklyn Half-Marathon runners! So far, these are the signs I am doing..

Run Faster, The Zombies Are Catching UP!!!

13.1 is your lucky number!

Go Ahead, Take a Break! Just not right now.

Things we need more of:



I hope they appreciate it, by the end of this endeavor, I will be covered in glitter from head to toe, and not even the edible, fun kind. Is it even possible to work with glitter and not, in the end, look like the sad castaway of “Pricilla, Queen of the Desert”? I think not. Just give me some sequins, and I’m good to go.

Friday should be celebrated. With alcohol. If you’re racing in the morning, I suggest celebrating tomorrow night, instead. Hard liquor the night before a race is about as smart as sneaking up on a man who is both a cop and umpteenth level si-fu-kung fu-jedi knight, or whatever–not that I’m saying I know from experience, but I know from experience. You will end up pinned. In and of itself not always a bad thing, but….

Out of the gutter and back to the cocktail. It’s nearly summer, let’s drink like it. That means pretty drinks made with pink things and lemonade. This drink has both. This Hibiscus cooler is a pink hibiscus lemonade, spiked with vodka and st germain, making it oh so dangerous and delicious.

Hibiscus Cooler


Hibiscus Cooler

by Cat Tan

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Keywords: beverage


  • 1/4 cup hibiscus flowers, dried
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz St Germain liqueur
  • 3 oz lemonade
  • 2 oz club soda
  • lemon slice for garnish


in a saucepan bring the water and hibiscus flowers to boil until the water turns dark red, if it reduces a lot, add a bit more water


add sugar to hibiscus tea and stir until it dissolves, place back on burner and reduce by 1/3

set aside to cool

in a shaker, shake st germain, vodka, and lemonade with ice

in a rocks glass add 3 tbsp hibiscus syrup

pour lemonade cocktail over syrup and top with soda and lemon slice

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10 thoughts on “Out of the Gutter and Back to Drinking.

  1. Love the sign.. I was suppose to run the Brooklyn half but due to a herniated disc in my back I can no longer run. I went and picked up my shirt yesterday from NYRR and I was so sad. O well let's of other races!

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