March 9, 2010 (Day 38) — Duck Fart
So, one of the cool things about my job is that I get to travel all around the Midwest. And while I can’t say I’m happy to leave my wife and stepson behind, it’s great meeting the people who work for my company.
And, I get to try out the local’s favorite watering holes. Or, in the case of tonight’s drink, I get to try the new place down the block that just opened two weeks ago. Tonight, I’m in Hastings, Nebraska. And tonight, I’m at Rival’s. (I was hoping to link to a Web site, but they’re so new they don’t have anything up yet).
This represented a great opportunity. Here was a new place, and I was able to go in, plop myself down at the bar and ask them to make me their specialty. The two bartenders looked at each other, chuckled and responded.
HIM: “Umm… welll… We don’t really have one yet.”
ME: “So, surprise me. Make me something unique.”
Their response was a shooter called the “Duck Fart.”
- 1/3 shot Canadian whisky
- 1/3 shot Irish cream
- 1/3 shot coffee liqueur
Mix together in a small cocktail shaker, pour into a shot glass, serve.
My verdict: gross name, killer shot. Very smooth, very sweet, with enough of a bite so it’s not like chugging syrup.
So, why choose something called the Duck Fart as your shot? I’ll let the bartender tell you himself.
“Well, neither of us really had much actual bartending experience, so we were looking for popular cocktails. Along the way, we came across a recipe called ‘Duck Fart’ and just couldn’t stop laughing. But, everyone who has tried it has said it’s really good!”
I’m inclined to agree. So next time you’re on Highway 281 going north (or south) through Hastings, Nebraska, stop by Rivals and support a new local business.
Tell ’em Mark sent you.