A Frothty Blast from the Past

by Victoria D'Olier on August 31, 2011 | (2) Comments |

[Author’s Note: Drink with Aloha “legal counsel” has instructed me to inform you that this story is purely hypothetical. I certainly did not consume any alcohol before the age of 21. Absolutely not. That’s preposterous. Total fiction. Complete balderdash. Utter codswallop. Ok, now that we’ve cleared that up…]

Where better to party when eighteen years old but the living room of the house for which your best friend is house sitting? A convenient location full of the home owner’s favorite music and a cupboard full of cheap booze. In this case it was Tupac and pre-mixed, bottled Bailey’s Mudslide…happy day. At that tender (again, hypothetical) age, nothing short of a shirtless Antonio Banderas (ca. 1998) walking into my living room holding pina coladas singing “Music of the Night” could have pleased me more completely.

Baileys Mudslide

Turn blender up to 88 MPH to begin time travel

For years, I harkened back on that night with sardonic affection and horror at my complete and total lack of appreciation for beverages of quality. Therefore, when the Resident Beverage Chugger informed me that a free bottle of Bailey’s Mudslide had been shipped to the Drink With Aloha headquarters for our tasting pleasure, I all but rolled my eyes in snarky disdain.

That night, I followed the instructions on the bottle: blend with ice and pour into a chilled vessel. I felt like Marty McFly and the blender was the DeLorean transporting me back to my senior year of high school. The drink was frothy, creamy, cloyingly sweet and…just as I feared it would be…totally and utterly delicious.

While not a drink I would suggest consuming in bulk due to the rich and filling nature of it, I relished every drop of that Mudslide with gluttonous glee. The next time you find yourself looking for a creamy, delicious milkshake with just the right amount of kick to round off a hot day, I would highly recommend you do the same. While you’re at it, put on your best pair of flared blue jeans and hoochie hoops then crank up some LL Cool J, because it’s sure to be that kind of party.

2 responses to “A Frothty Blast from the Past”

  1. Dave Newman says:

    I hate that I am even curious….