Thursday, May 23, 2013

Texas Dolly

People tell me all the time that they know exactly how I'm feeling by just looking at me; that my emotions are all over my face. It's so true. As much as I try to play it cool, my face gives it away every time.

These are my tells.

This is why I am bad at poker.

I really wish I was good at poker, though. I think I'd be excellent at it, save for all the tells. Kind of like how I think I'd be excellent at being a concert pianist save for that one small detail of not knowing how to play the piano.

I've been thinking about having friends over for a poker night (especially the ladies), and while I'm no good at poker, I'm exceptionally talented at drinking. And so the Texas Dolly was born, as it would be a good drink to serve during the game. "Texas Dolly" is the nickname of Doyle Brunson, a behemoth in the poker world. Not only is the name apropos, it sounds like something my girlfriends would want to drink (plus, if I get my friends stinking drunk, I might have a better shot at winning!).

Texas Dolly
Serve One

3 ounces grapefruit juice
2 ounces whiskey (I used Buffalo Trace... use what you like)
1 ounce simple syrup
Club soda
Candied grapefruit peel and grapefruit slices (optional)
Sugar (optional)

1. If choosing to sugar the rim of the glass, dip the rim of the glass into water, then roll in sugar. Set aside.

2. Shake grapefruit juice, whiskey, and simple syrup in a Boston shaker with ice for 10 seconds. Strain into the prepared glass. Top with club soda and garnish with candied grapefuit peel and grapefruit slices.