I really do hate being late for stuff like this. But I’m gonna make up for it, by keeping it simple and also plentiful. If you came here for a history lesson, you’re about to be underwhelmed. But if you plan on drinking tonight, you’ll be delighted.
- TALLBOYS: This has become one of the core groups favorite beverages lately. And honestly, it should be yours too. The tallboy beer can has made a resurgence lately, with everyone from PBR, Dogfish Head and New Belgium, to Miller High Life, Guinness and Sierra Nevada all selling various beers in the 16oz format. Go find some that you like and go nuts. You honestly can’t buy too many beers.
- WHISKEY: A staple in the Archer family. And should be a staple of yours as well. Unless of course you have a history of substance abuse, in which case I’m seriously sorry. You’re doing great. Keep up the good work. Just don’t take any of my advice from here on out. Cause seriously. I’m irresponsible.
- Dom Perignon: I have a friend who recently made a very very good point, while defending her habit of always bringing champagne to parties. Her point was this: Champagne is always fun. It is the epitome of celebration, and thus, is always a mood lifter. Also, and perhaps more importantly, it can MIX well with almost anything. You can mix it with gin+lemon+sugar and you get a French 77. Float Guinness on top of it and you get a Black Velvet. Use it in place of club soda in mojitos or splash it into a margarita, and of course we can’t for get Bellinis and Mimosas). The point is, the bubbly is great on it’s own, but it also can brighten up just about anything, so don’t feel confined to your wine glass.
- Red Wine: For the sake of making your life easier, lets just say that we’re going with Pinot Noir this time around. It might be the most romantic wine ever. From it’s regular use to make the aforementioned champagne, as well as this quote from Paul Giamatti in “Sideways” , to this description on Snooth.com, Pinot Noir is to some wine lovers, what “farmhouse ales” are to beer geeks. They’re massively expressive of their environment, and it takes a lot of care to produce something great. I’m not a sommelier, though I’m good friends with one and should have asked him about this, so don’t expect anything I’ve said here to be wholly accurate. I just googled stuff. That’s honestly like, 90% of what I do.
- Breakfast burritos
- Potato Chips
- Hostess/Little Debbie Snack Cakes. (specifically Ding Dongs, but I’m sure Ho-Ho’s or cupcakes, or whatever will do just fine).
- Microwave popcorn
- Ice-cream treats (especially anything you would usually get from a truck. Push-pops, fudgesicles, drumsticks, all that jazz.)