This past weekend, we (Ken, my bodyguard, and da Chef a da Future – with ladies) had dinner and then proceeded to a local VFW for a couple cocktails. This particular VFW has a bar that is stocked as well as any fancy-schmancy bar I’ve ever visited (and I’ve visited a few). That’s a good thing and a bad thing. The good part is that it’s like being a kid in a candy store. The bad part is that it’s like being a kid in a candy store.
Ultimately, after taking drinking time into account, I decided that straight booze (even on ice) was a bit dangerous, so I opted for something mixed. I settled in on Three Olives Orange Vodka, with club soda and a piece of lemon. (Here is the main Three Olives Site, where you have to enter a birth date to check out the full line of bevs.) I highly recommend the drink. I believe that Three Olives makes the best flavored vodkas, and the orange flavor is most excellent. The slice of lemon finishes the drink off in spades. Be warned. They go down real easy.
I noticed that, despite being well-stocked, there was no Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka behind the bar. I chatted with the bartender about it, so I figure it’s just a matter of time.
Of course, drinking in a Veterans’ Post Bar provides the bonus of being surrounded with peeps who, having served in the military, have a special appreciation of what it means to be an American. That’s a quality all too often lacking in Jersey.