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Happy Normal Birthday!

Cocktails-2It’s time once again to celebrate our favorite Brit’s birthday, Megan from VeryNormal!

I’ll admit to having a heck of a time trying to figure out how to top last year’s send off, but this year I think I’ve got it covered. When I imagined what I’d likely be doing if I were in England right now,Β  the answer became instantly clear. Why I’d be drinking, of course. So this year I’ve decided to create a drink specifically for our Megan, and name it accordingly. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you:

The Induced American

Named because you will likely be driving on the wrong side of the road after you knock one of these babies back. Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients (sorry they aren’t metric)

1 very thin sliver habanero pepper (because she is so spicy!)

2 slices fresh ginger root (because I like her with red hair best)

1 1/2 fluid ounces gin (because gin is British)

3/4 fluid ounce lime juice (because…well, because I like lime juice)

1/2 fluid ounce simple syrup (because she is so sweet!)

1 cup ice cubes (just because)


Muddle habanero pepper slice and 2 slices fresh ginger together in a cocktail shaker until pulverized, about 20 seconds. Add gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice. Cover and shake until well chilled. Strain with a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a thin slice of ginger on a toothpick. Drink a toast to Megan and the Queen!

Happy Birthday, Megan! Have a drink for me!




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21 responses

  1. OMG!!! Like its Ms. Megan’s b-day??.?.?.? It feels like it was just yesterday I was wishing her a happy birthday. Wait… It was my yesterday. See I’m getting the hang if this international dateline thing..
    Just kidding, it still confuses the heck out of me. But Never mind my short comings ( stop laughing).
    This is cause for celebration, our lovely Ms. Megan is now a year closer to being as old as the rest of us. Or at least me πŸ™‚
    My sweet Ms. Megan.. A very happy birthday to you. And maybe this year we can party together and change the time on Big Ben.
    I raise a glass to you and toast a new year of fun and smiles.
    And remember if you get any shite today… Tell them to
    But do it with an English accent, it just sounds cooler with an English accent.

    Happy birthday Megan. Luv ya kiddo.

    April 15, 2013 at 1:36 am

    • Hey! How come YOU get to call her Kiddo???

      April 15, 2013 at 7:10 am

      • Cause I’m special πŸ™‚
        And not the window licking kind.

        April 15, 2013 at 7:36 am

        • Oh no. You are definitely short bus special.

          April 15, 2013 at 7:51 am

  2. She’s still sleeping. You shoulda knocked on her door to wake her up, and tell her what you’re up to. She could have made us all tea by now. πŸ™‚

    April 15, 2013 at 1:44 am

    • NOW you tell me!

      April 15, 2013 at 7:16 am

  3. Red

    Oh, nomnom. Happy birthday, Megan!

    April 15, 2013 at 2:09 am

    • Happy Birthday indeed!

      April 15, 2013 at 7:19 am

  4. Tom Elias

    Yay Megan! And the drink sounds great… where did you find the recipe? (has a chile in it, must be good…)

    April 15, 2013 at 2:41 am

    • This dude I know. Total lush.

      April 15, 2013 at 7:16 am

  5. That’s a spicy drink from a spicy lady! Megan won’t know what hit her unless she mixes the drink.

    April 15, 2013 at 2:47 am

  6. Are you trying to kill me or are we just getting drunk?! Ahaha and it’s the right side of the road πŸ˜‰ Thank you H.E.

    April 15, 2013 at 4:04 am

    • You are more than welcome, Megan. Someday we’ll walk a red carpet, piss drunk and dressed to the nines. Only it will be for the opening of a movie based on your novel. Mark my words. πŸ™‚

      April 15, 2013 at 7:27 am

  7. Happy B-day, Megan! Have a great day!

    April 15, 2013 at 11:13 am

    • She went on vacation…er “holiday” so it must have been memorable!

      April 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

  8. You forgot to add the measurements for rloor.
    Because after four of these, I woke up with a mouthful of it.
    But soooo delicious…

    Happy Birthday Megan!

    April 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

    • I tend to use gallons when measuring alcoholic refreshments.

      April 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm

  9. wicked awesome

    April 17, 2013 at 2:52 pm