Recovery Drink


July 26, 2010 (Day 177) — Recovery Drink

So, Jenn and I have been kicking our asses lately on an exercise program that I can’t name here (it rhymes with Flea Blighty Pex).

At the end of every exercise the well muscled and disturbingly upbeat exercise guru encourages you to take part in your “recovery drink.” Now, technically the recovery drink is some branded sports mix that they encourage you to buy. It’s similar to the other sports drink that I also can’t name (sounds like Flatorgade). However, every night for two weeks now, Jenn has let loose with a “WOOOOO!” when he mentions the words “recovery drink.” Meaning, she has taken her evening cocktail as her recovery drink.

This was the first thing to come up when I Googled "drunk athlete." You stay classy, Mssr. Jeter. (Courtesy drunkathlete.com)

So, that got me to thinking. The normal person would probably think of a “recovery drink” cocktail that would include lots of fresh juice, not a lot of liquor and a good balance. Something low-calories, of course. Maybe even, for added brightness and “healthiness,” include some Gatorade (sorry, Flatorgade) or some such to replenish the fluids. I say, “Forget that noise.” Let’s go with something high-caffeine, high-calorie!

WOOOOOO! COLLEGE!

The epitome of svelte athleticism!

So, here’s what I came up with.

Recovery Drink

2 oz Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka

2 oz cooled, strong, black coffee

2 oz heavy cream

1 oz caramel coffee syrup (I like DaVinci)

Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir and serve.

It’s surprisingly refreshing, and not as heavy as I thought it might be considering the ingredients. It does have a nice kick from the coffee vodka and coffee. Obviously, this isn’t exactly good for you. But, now that I think about it, the name Recovery Drink covers two different bases. This would be a great hangover treatment. You’ve got your coffee to perk you up, the “hair of the dog,” and calories from the cream.

Jenn’s Take: WOOOOOOO! MORE RECOVERY DRINK!

Mark’s Take: Take two and call me in the morning, drunky.

Cheers!

— Mark

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Comments

  1. hahhahah “Flea Blighty Pex”… this whole post is great. I feel your pain, I do a similar program from the same company and no “recovery drink” has ever helped me feel recovered from the hell that it puts my body through. I guess I’ll have to try your version :P

  2. I read recent articles showing that drinking beer right after an intense workout is better for you than water. The extra calories and nutrients from the beer helps the body recover faster than water. The study is real and valid, but to am too lazy to google it for sources.

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