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.
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!
So, here’s what I came up with.
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.