I have no idea why.
I wanted to practise my new cocktails, especially as my pourers and bottle condoms had arrived and been washed. DH isn't around, so in the end I had no choice but to instigate a cocktail hour.
On Friday, I tested my pouring technique, to compare counting to an actual measure. I didn't do a bad job, but I started to wonder why I didn't just buy optics instead of pourers. Maybe optics are too slow in a busy bar.
I didn't drink my test measure, I poured it down the sink. My lovely eldest stepson was doing an endurance race, and I wanted to go and see him that evening. I'm sure one cocktail would have been OK, but I don't drink and drive. At all.
On Saturday, evening. I decided to make a Singapore Sling. I lined up the necessary bottles, unscrewed them and fitted them with pourers. And I made one.
I couldn't bring myself to make a second one. Something about drinking alone. Slippery slopes. That sort of thing. I put condoms on the pourers, and left the bottles lined up.
Afterwards I lay on the bed watching back to back episodes of Once Upon a Time. My Season 3 US DVDs had arrived a few days ago, and I couldn't wait any longer. [Once Upon a Time is a fantastic show, fantastic twists on traditional fairy tales, a really gripping story. Two seasons were shown on Channel 5, but they declined the latest season. At the end of season 2, I desperately wanted to see season 3. The US DVDs were released on August 19th, and I ordered a set. They arrived a few days later.
I savoured them. I waited. On Saturday, I was ready to start watching. They wouldn't play in the living room player, so I had to watch them upstairs. Amazing story telling. Such rounded characters - no one was totally good or totally bad, the backstories made it easy to see how each villain became a villain.
I couldn't cocktal whilst watching.....it felt decadent enough lying on the bed watching DVDs, I couldn't lie there drinking alcohol as well.
I had a break to make cook my Arancini (deep fried risotto balls) made earlier in the day, and went back to the DVDs
On Sunday, I considered making another one. I didn't. My Once Upon a Time marathon resumed late afternoon.
Today, I lined up the bottles for my next cocktail of choice. More Once Upon a Time in the afternoon. At 6pm, cocktail hour, I made my cocktail: Long Island Iced Tea. Rather alcoholic, rather tasty. I was busy eating new potatoes, steamed in my Thermy, dipped in Tzatziki dip at the same time. Not sure that's a good thing.
I've got one episode of Once Upon a Time left.
I'm going to watch it shortly, and then I'm going to wonder how I can survive a year until Season 4 becomes available.