Sunday, April 13, 2008

Drinking and thinking

By Libby

I have to agree with Jazz on this point. It seems Hillary threw back a few beers with the small town folks at a local pub but when she was offered a shooter, she chose Crown Royal. Bad choice if you're going for the ordinary Jake persona.

I've slung a lot of cocktails in my lifetime and I can count on one hand the number of regulars that ordered Crown Royal. All but one were prissy guys that nobody really liked much. If it comes up again, the safe choice is a Jim Beam or if she wants to go a little upscale, BlackJack. Much more proletariat.

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Blogger BJ said...

Hey! My Dad likes Crown Royal, and after 35 years in the construction industry, he's about as proletariat as you can get.

Of course, we're Canadian, so up here it isn't an import.

4:44:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey BJ. There's always an exception to the rule.

I don't know about Canada but I worked in a lot of different bars over many years and I seriously can only think of five people who were regular Royal drinkers.

In all the working class bars I've even been in, and I've been in a lot of them, nobody is drinking it.

5:07:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I hadn't heard about the Crown Royal, but you're right, it's definitely not a working class drink. My husband is from Pennsylvania and he and his steel mill friends drink Seagrams or Windsor - and on special occasions a little Jack or Jim.

7:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HaHa. Good post Libby. I think she would have won some hearts and minds ordering Wild Turkey or even some Cuervo Gold.

7:49:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey Kathy. Great to see you. Yeah, Seagram's is working man's drink too. CR, definitely not, except for BJ's dad.

LOL Brian. That would have been scandalous. I won't even drink tekillya anymore after the run-in with the wall in Mexico, but boy did I use to love Wild Turkey. Got a bottle every Thanksgiving in my drinking days.

7:59:00 PM  
Blogger BJ said...

Fine, so I'll have to tell the old man he's a snobby drinker. Oh well, at least he isn't running for office.

7:45:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL BJ. I don't think you have to tell your Dad the bad news yet. It sounds to me like in Canada it IS the working man's drink. I expect it's cheaper there. And like I said, one out of the five guys who used to drink it regularly at my bars, was a working class guy that was really popular. I bet your Dad falls into that category.

8:41:00 AM  

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