This episode is once again from what I now call “The Whitny List.” Her original prescription is as follows: Meatloaf + milk and bourbon + Meat Loaf. The only Meat Loaf album in my collection is the first Bat Out of Hell (CD | MP3) album, so that’s where we start our menu. As for food and booze…
My mom’s specialty meatloaf (leftover from Christmas, since I recorded the podcast a day or two after Christmas) fills the food part of this trio. If you’ve ever had it in your life, consider yourself blessed. It’s a ground beef loaf with baked-in ketchup topping, stuffed with hot dogs, hard-boiled eggs, sweet pickles, and raisins. It’s like Stollen cake, but made out of meat (filled with meaty things).
Best. Meatloaf. Ever.
I don’t usually carry Kentucky bourbon in my whiskey stockpile, so I went with (yet again) Gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey. I had milk in the fridge, but I also had eggnog. It was Christmastime, after all. I usually spike my eggnog with Captain Morgan spiced rum, but this time, I used some Gentleman Jack. While spiced rum has similar spices as eggnog, it adds more flavor to the mix. The resulting mix has double the spice, which is all right, but it could be better.
Gentleman Jack, on the other hand, complements the eggnog with a rather smoky sweetness. I’m trying to say that Gentleman Jack makes for a more pleasant spiked eggnog than his seafaring buddy Captain Morgan.
In any case, whiskey-spiked eggnog isn’t really milk and bourbon. Two out of three ain’t bad.
That “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” reference worked out well.
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