Tuesday, July 12, 2011

one tequila, two tequila

I like to drink. I appreciate refreshing Belgian Whites, light Pinot Noirs and minty cocktails in the heat of summer. I look forward to warming seasonal ales and classic Cabernet Sauvignons in the dead of winter. And every now and again, I truly do crave a decadent stout or a well drink (preferably with tequila.) 
I understand that it can be a problem for some (trust me, alcoholism runs in my family) and I know that others don't enjoy the taste of alcohol (I don't understand it, but I accept it) yet I fully approve of my affection for adult beverages.
Because when you escape from your apartment on a working-from-home Friday afternoon to meet a friend outside the city for lunch, drinking a beer alongside it is as thirst-quenching as it is scandalous. Especially when there's more work afterwards.
 
Because when you bring your out-of-town friend to your favorite eclectic Thai restaurant late on a Thursday evening, ordering a lychee martini feels as sophisticated New Yorker as it does necessary at the end of a tough week.
Because when you're sunbathing by the pool, following a Sunday morning spent on the beach, it can be a fantastic idea to skip one bottle of water for a strongly spiked lemonade. Even if it has you giggling like a child at its end.
There are benefits to wine and beer can be good for you but I'll admit that I don't drink either for my physical health. I enjoy the taste. I enjoy the way one or two makes me feel. I enjoy how they can amplify and compliment a good meal. And I think it's okay that I like to drink. As long as I do so responsibly, and only occasionally have one too many (like this past weekend), it's perfectly appropriate, and fun.

8 comments:

  1. Cheers to this! I highly enjoy the taste of a good drink. A proper cocktail and a good glass of wine can help make an evening magical. I find lately I go from too many extremes- no drinking at all to a crazy night out - the best way is as you described out, a drink here, a drink there, overall pleasure.

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  2. I like drinkin' too! Let's booze it up on Friday.

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  3. three cheers to booze! although lately i've been drinking less, i've gotta say. i think it's the heat, but it is somehow less appealing than ODing on ice cream ;) i'm sure i'll regain my stamina!

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  4. yes! while moderation, control, and responsibility are all critical components of alcohol consumption, it IS to be enjoyed for a whole number of reasons. drinking a delicious wine or a big a$$ margarita are both some of life's simple pleasures, and you should definitely not feel guilty for enjoying them.

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  5. Gillian: Cheers, indeed. And you're so, so right. Let's meet for a drink soon :).

    Anna: Haha, consider it done.

    sofia: Haha, mmm, ice cream. I'm sure you'll want to stop by a few happy hours once you get into the working gal swing of things. Not to worry ;).

    lookthroughmyspecs: Exactly! A margarita. Yum.

    graduategourmande: And it's been flirting with me all this time. How rude ;).

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