Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pink Taser

There's fund raising activity supporting the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and a flurry of associated emails running around the office over the past week.

In one of the emails, a co-worker joked about guys toting Pink Tasers showing up at his house to collect for the cause.  He happened to have misspelled this as "totting pink tasers."  This got me going.  Totting is a form of tot, a small drink as in "a tot of rum."  So, I replied to the sender that a Pink Taser must be some sort of cocktail. (Or perhaps an adult novelty.) 

A quick Google returned a boat load of hits on actual tasers, in pink, for the woman who wants to flaunt her femininity while running 50,000 volts through whoever has incurred her ire.  One was particularly weird.  There was nary a cocktail to be had, however.  It was up to me to fill that void.

A quick inventory of the liquor cabinet led me to believe I could concoct something from stock on hand and avoid another investment at my local BevMo.  A little tweaking and two attempts later I had something I felt appropriate for the name; definitely pink and it will put you on the floor.  (I should point out that by my second attempt I was half in the bag, so my judgement may have been clouded.)

Pink Taser
  • 2 ounces Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1 ounce Vodka
  • 1 ounce 151 Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Grenadine
  • 1/4 ounce Chambord
  • Dash (or two) of Angostura Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake, strain into martini glass. 


Fall down.

Denise thought these were particularly attractive in our black-stemmed martini glasses.  Looks a bit like Pepto-Bismol, not exactly a Pink Martini, but fairly tasty and a kinder, gentler way to incapacitate someone.


Blogger Fishtank said...

Sounds like a tasty beverage.

The taser link was quite weird...

"The stun gun's gentle glide zapplicator easily fits in the palm of your hand for incredible comfort and protection and ready for honorable discharge at a moments notice.

In addition, its fresh floral scent helps eliminate the smell of fear, not just cover it up."

Are you sure that that site isn't an ad from The Onion?

September 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger BJackie said...

The Pink Taser sounds very tasty - and incapacitating. It does, however, look a little like Pepto in a martini glass.

BTW, I have seen Pink Martini in concert and they are really awesome. (THe first album - do people still say album? - is the best, IMO.)

September 20, 2011 at 8:33 PM  

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