Your Brain on Ron Swanson

The Sunday before Independence Day. I venture to guess there will me more cars on the road than people in their homes this fine day! Or not, whatever. I am having a perfectly lovely morning! As long as you consider bleary-eyed, slightly hungover, and exhausted, lovely. You see, last night I was recipe testing cocktails for today’s Sunday Sweet. My brain will NOT let alcohol go to waste, so I had about 3 cocktails in about 45 minutes. I know that may not be a ton to some people, but to me it was….it was like Ron Swanson went to the Sizzler and only had the salad bar…all night long.

Today there will be coffee. Much coffee. And eggs. Many eggs. Perhaps some bacon as well. The Gaysian *who is also British* is suggesting black pudding and tomatoes. I am suggesting that he fix his British tastebuds because who in the fresh f*ck actually wants to start the morning with a gelatinous mixture of pig’s blood, pork fat, and oatmeal? It looks like someone stripped “Carrie” naked and scraped the remnants of the blood bucket off of her body after her pyro show had started to fry it on her skin. They then surrounded it with tomatoes and called it breakfast.

Just give me bacon and maybe some cheesy eggs…hell, I’ll even eat regular sausage…just not blood sausage because, reasons.

Alas, for today’s SUNDAY SWEET no pigs were harmed in its making. It went through a few iterations before I got it just right, and I truly believe this is a work of yum.

It’s a bit of a take on a Moscow Mule, so being Slovak, I’m calling it a

Gingerberry Bratislava


Gingerberry Bratislava

by Cat Bowen

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Keywords: beverage

Ingredients (1 cocktail (plus enough syrup)

    for ginger syrup

    • 3 tbsp fresh chopped ginger
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup water

    for the cocktail

    • 4-5 blackberries
    • 1 tsbp ginger syrup
    • 2 lime wedges
    • 2 oz vodka
    • 2 oz ginger beer


    for the ginger syrup

    combine honey, ginger, and water in a saucepan on the stove, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, steep 5 minutes, let cool, strain.

    for the cocktail

    in a glass drop in the berries and lime wedges, squeezing the juice over the berries

    pour a tbsp of ginger syrup over the berries and lime and muddle

    add in a few ice cubes, and simultaneously pour vodka and ginger beer over the mix and ice.



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    3 thoughts on “Your Brain on Ron Swanson

    1. Looks like you were the one playing a little beer pong last night...or recipe testing...of course. Two would have put me over the edge, but I'm economical and little, therefore a light weight. I love the ginger in here. We should have more ginger in cocktails.

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