Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Red Devil

Since I harked back to 1995 in my post A Grasshopper and the Kahuna I've decided to go back to Nyack, NY and Bruxelle's In addition, Manny was so kind as to ask me to relate this particular booze filled story so here goes.

As I stated earlier, we worked a place called Bruxelle's in 1995. It was my first bouncing job and definitely a fun place to work. Think of Bleecker Street Bar in an remodeled former strip club that serves food on the edge of Main Street in Nyack, NY. When we were allowed to drink I'd partake of the Grasshopper shot recently profiled and a drink called the Red Devil.

Like I also mentioned in the last post, I was much less selective about what I would drink and this sweet and powerful drink would go down nice and fast. Here is the recipe for a Red Devil:

Red Devil
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz peach schnapps
1 1/2 oz Southern Comfort® peach liqueur
1 1/2 oz sloe gin
2 oz triple sec
2 oz orange juice
1 splash grenadine syrup

Mix the spirits into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Add the juice and grenadine, and shake. Serve in a pint glass.
Ugh!!! I shudder to think that I would drink multiples of this drink within an very short amount of time. So as the story goes, I did indeed have a couple of these within an hour or so and by the time we drove back from Nyack to Astoria, I was pretty loaded. So I get home and go to crawl into bed and who do I see laying down in the bed. Yup the Red Devil himself. He reminded me of the devil on the deviled ham cans, with a pointy beard. Like this guy.

I was like WTF???? And went into the bathroom to wash my face hoping homie would be gone when I was done but alas he was not to be deterred. When I went back, he was still there patting the bed to have me lay down. I was like whatever, I was drunk, tired and wanted to go to sleep. So I did. Lay down next to the Red Deviled Ham dude.

Man those were some crazy times. And since I am NOT making the Red Devil to drink (That drink would jack my sugar up through the roof). I was trying to find a picture online of what the Red Devil looks like but fate works in mysterious ways. Luckily for me, the Kahuna was more than enthusiastic to try it out. Thanks Kahuna:

If you see the Devil man after a few of these, tell him I said what's up. LOL.

Until Then Happy Drinking,
Sisco Vanilla