Today, I needed a paralyzer cocktail. Today’s already been a day full of adventures, I’ve spent the last two hours in the medicentre getting a piece of glass dug out of the bottom of my foot, stitched up, jabbed with a tetanus shot and now I’m going to hobble around the next few days thanks to the stitched up cut in the bottom of my foot. All thanks to a glass that didn’t want to bounce off my hardwood floors and decided to smash instead. How rude.
Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I got stitches. My c-section with my daughter over 8 years ago? I think so.
Lesson #1: if you think you might have glass in the bottom of your foot, just go and get it out. It’s better than waiting like I did realizing oh…there’s still glass there. Sigh. I always put things off.
Lesson #2 : Holy crap, does a needle in the bottom of your foot hurt, dudes. I have a couple of tattoos, no fear of needles whatsoever ( I don’t even flinch for needles anymore, they barely hurt) but I admit it, I yelped when the good ol’ doctor froze the bottom of my foot. There might have been a “Holy Sh&T!” exclaimed as well and some eyes watering.
Remind me never to tattoo the bottom of my foot.
So I’m home and hobbling – nothing like a nasty stitched cut on the ball of your foot for a week – and I’m thinking of putting my feet up and drinking something refreshing.
This past week camping I was playing around with bourbon and by now I am sure you all realize that I love me some bourbon.
I also love retro drinks. I don’t need no stinkin’ herb infused fancy cocktails (though I will drink them) I am solidly in love with old classics.
Nothing screams of my bar days in the 90’s like a paralyzer. These along with vodka slimes and candy apples…oh yah baby, we are flashing back to the good ol’ buck a drink days!
Do you remember those? Dollar highballs? It’s like an urban legend that one day I will tell my children. Heck, already people I know that are 10 years younger than me never got to enjoy those watered down cocktails of old.
This weekend I wanted a bourbon paralyzer, which is just taking the basic paralyzer and subbing in bourbon for the vodka.
Let me tell you, it’s a vast improvement. Bourbon and Kahlua? Delicious! Those two are going to make an appearance together again, I’m just not sure how. Seriously yummy.
Now this isn’t a drink for the fainthearted, with a solid 3 ounces of liquor in it! You can definitely tone it down to half the amounts but keep the proportions if you can.
Have fun my darlings! When’s the last time you had a paralyzer?
And do YOU remember those dollar highballs? I’m not that old, so there must be some of you that remember! Oh, the good times I had in the Carstairs Hotel bar…. 😉
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How To Make a Bourbon Paralyzer
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Total Time
- 5 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 4 ounces coke
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1 ounce kahlua
- 3 ounces milk or cream if you dare
- whipped cream
- 1/2 cup ice
- Pour the coke into the bottom of a large cocktail glass then add the ice.
- Combine the milk with the bourbon and the kahlua - this prevents it from curdling.
- Pour into the glass.
- Top with whipped cream and a cherry.Enjoy!
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.