I’ll be liveblogging this morning’s Republican presidential debate for PJ Media. Semi-live-drunk-blogging, that is. The show here is on tape delay, airing in southern Colorado at 11am Eastern instead of 10am.
Which leaves me with plenty of time to make and enjoy my famous Bloody Marys. You can play along at home.
A very tall glass.
A large handful of ice.
2 ounces of Absolut Peppar vodka.
If you can’t find the Peppar on such short notice, then just use plain vodka. But don’t forget to add 10 or 12 twists of fresh-cracked pepper.
You could make that three ounces.
Four ounces might be pushing it.
6 to 8 ounces of V-8 vegetable juice.
A stalk of celery.
A dash of celery seed, whole.
A dash or three of Worcestershire sauce.
The juice of half a lime.
Some fresh grated horseradish.
A bare minimum of five drops of Tabasco.
Combine all the ingredients (except the celery stalk and the very tall glass) in a cocktail shaker. Shake thoroughly for 15 seconds, then pour into the very tall glass. Throw out the celery stalk. I mean, having one is traditional, but who wants that thing poking you in the eye with every sip?
Lather, rinse, repeat.
UPDATE: Yes, I’m semi-live, semi-drunk blogging — to a text file. The good folks at PJ Media aren’t yet ready to go live, but they do own this liveblog. So you’ll just have to wait until they’re good to go. Meanwhile, I’m going to take a big gulp of Bloody and get back to the debate.