How many times have you heard the old saying, If you are drinking alone you might be an alcoholic? Bah! Whatever is my response to that. Or what I usually tell people is, “I’m not drinking alone, I have a dog.” I mean seriously? Because I am single and don’t have a significant other to drink with, drinking alone is a problem?
Most of the friends I have are married and have someone to drink with. Does this mean they are any less of an alcoholic? On the plus side of drinking alone I at least don’t have to share my bottle of wine or drink something I don’t want because my husband/boyfriend poured it. I can drink cheap ass wine or make myself a cocktail. Plus my expensive alcohol lasts longer because only one person is drinking it!!! Nice.
So instead of worrying because you are drinking alone, adopt a pet. You will solve two problems at once. Not only will you NOT be drinking alone but you will have saved an animals life. *disclaimer: Do not adopt a pet and give it alcohol – this is not good. And for all you Peta people I’m not saying get a pet just so you have someone to drink with. Well, I sort of am but hell if you aren’t ready for a pet, get a rock and name it. Just don’t talk to the rock in front of other people. That is a whole other problem…
OK, so now you have a pet. Remember they bring unconditional love into a home. There is a proverb about true love:
How to tell true love: lock your husband and your dog in the trunk of a car for an hour. When you open the trunk you will see what unconditional love is. You may end up with a divorce but your dog will greet you like he has been looking for you for days. He will wag his tail and be super excited you finally came back. Your husband, eh not so much.
I don’t actually suggest doing this but hey, if you do, you didn’t hear it from me and I’ll be deleting this blog post when I see this pop up in the news. As always I am off to have a drink as someone just gave me a bottle of bourbon. Hmmmm here is your monthly recipe.
- The Perfect Manhattan
- 2 parts (good) bourbon
- 1/2 part sweet vermouth
- 1/2 part dry vermouth
- dash of bitters
- Maraschino cherry
- Combine bourbon, vermouth’s and bitters
- Swirl with ice to chill, pour into a cocktail glass
- garnish with maraschino cherry