I’ll admit that I don’t really watch the Summer Olympics all that much. Canada doesn’t do well in the Summer Olympics (shocking…it helps to live in a place that has Summer) and while watching someone run with a gun and then out of breath have to shoot at targets is really hard…I don’t find it all that interesting to watch on TV. There is very little danger to the Summer Olympics. No one hurling down a mountain head first on a little sled with just a helmet that is there probably just to keep your brains in when you hit a tree head first. You know. Danger.
I saw a poster that made the Summer Olympics into a drinking game and I figured that would make it far more interesting to me than just watching table tennis or synchronized swimming sober. And if you ever watch the Olympic profiles that alone will lead to you drink as well. Jimmy Smith was born in a box underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. His mother took him 47 miles one way on her bike every day for Jimmy to go to practice. She worked 13 jobs so that Jimmy could afford to train. She gave up having any life of her own so that Jimmy could become the world class fencer that you see before you. You pretty much need a drink after that stuff.
So since the Olympics are in jolly Ol’ England this time around I thought tea would be appropriate…of the Long Island Variety. With just a splash of Goldschlager you know to be festive. I served it with just some Ham and Chutney Crescent Rolls (no, no one is paying me to pimp crescent rolls). Which literally is just chutney and pieces of diced ham all rolled up and baked at 375F for about 12 minutes.
Going for the Gold Long Island Ice Tea (or how to make the Summer Olympics more interesting)
2 oz vodka
2 oz tequila
2 oz rum
2 oz gin
1 oz Goldschlager
1 oz triple sec
2 oz sweet and sour mix
1 large splash of Coke
Mix every thing but the Coke together. Pour over ice in two glasses…or one large one for yourself. Splash with however much Coke you want. Remember the less Coke there is the better the Olympics become.