A man walks up to a barcounter and asks the barman for a beer and a ginger square.
“A ginger square?” says the barman “Get out of here, who drinks ginger squares?”
“I’d like a beer and a ginger square, please.” The man repeats.
Barely controlling his mirth, the barman says “C’mon Mate, only whores and rugby players drink ginger squares!”
Jaw clenched, eyes steely, the man says “I like a beer for myself and a ginger square for my wife, thank you!”
The barman pauses for a second and says “What position does she play, then?”
It’s an old chestnut, but it was one of my dad’s favourite jokes. He had a small bar in our home when I was growing up; a tiny nook in a corner of the house, where he built a counter and put up some shelves, which he stacked with all kinds of liqueurs that nobody ever drank. One of these was Oude Meester Ginger Liqueur and I have been given a bottle with the challenge to create some recipes using it. I was quite surprised by the wave of nostalgia that swept over me when I saw the logo, although I am sure the shape of the bottle has changed. Inspired by Tandy’s tiramisu post yesterday, I’d gone out to buy a packet of boudoir biscuits, another delightful reminder of my childhood. Both these products are so redolent of the 70s that I’ve been inspired to create a 3 course meal on a 70s theme for the upcoming eat for the earth lunch.
Have a good Saturday, peeps, so glad to find you all still here this morning.