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You’ve Been Making White Russians Wrong

March 4th, 2015

And so have I.

This is the traditional White Russian recipe:

Combine in a glass with ice:

  • 1 part Kahlua
  • 1 part vodka
  • 1 part cream/half&half/milk (depending on taste)

Stir.

That’s the old recipe.

Here’s the rub.  Drinks with dairy or fruit juice that are not highballs (mixer with a single spirit) are traditionally shaken, not stirred.  There’s a good reason for this — it makes the drink colder, it combines the cloudy ingredients better, and in the case of dairy or egg, foams the drink.

Stirring has its own advantages for clear spirits.  It doesn’t knock volatiles out of the spirit or over-incorporate air (both things you don’t want to do with gin, especially.)

So why is a White Russian stirred?  Because a White Russian is a variation on a Black Russian, which does not have dairy. Since it is Kahlua and vodka, it should be stirred.  When they turned it into a White Russian, they kept stirring it.  It’s how the Dude makes his (although he also uses non-dairy creamer on occasion, a habit I simply cannot endorse, even as a Dudist.)

So I had to give it a try.  I shook a White Russian.  Everything I had suspected was confirmed.  Shaking this drink perfects it, and it was good to start with.  I would say that for this, cream is necessary.  If you do this with milk, you are robbing yourself.  Shake it with cream, vodka and Kahlua.  It gets frothy and thick like a milkshake (you need the cream for that — the same process as with whipped cream happens, as the proteins entangle with the fat, and you need cream for that to happen, not milk).  The volatiles that normally get contained in it are released, and it gets an amazing nose.  It’s milkshake cold, and absolutely wonderful.

My only mistake with it was that I served it traditionally, over rocks.  The milk solids in the cream coated the ice, which was unpleasantly ugly, and it didn’t really add any cold.  From now on, I’m shaking it and serving it up in a cocktail glass, like an Alexander.

And that is how you stop making White Russians wrong.

Open Carry WILL be heard and passed in Texas Lege

February 10th, 2015

I’m really tired of seeing this shit, especially from Bob Owens.  Bob, I’ve read you for years, I respect you as a person and a writer, but on this, you have your head far, far up your ass.

ConCarry was never on the table in Texas.  Until Open Carry groups started putting actual pressure on politicians, not fake blog pressure, neither was open carry.  Open carry is now likely to pass, and it is because of people like them taking chances.

Stop being a fucking Fudd and wise up.  Anything we do that will work is going to be “unwise” according to the Establishment Media (which you are spending too much time listening to) and held out as dangerous.  OC Tarrant Co has done as much, legislatively, in the past two years as the rest of us have in a decade on the internet.  Stop shitting on the guy on the ground and back his tactical calls.

Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have?

Cowards

February 5th, 2015

Poncho Nevarez is a coward and an embarrassment to Latinos and Texas.  This puta started pissing his pants and crying for his mama because a group of citizens, in a completely legal way, talked to him about his job.

That’s it.

This isn’t even civil disobedience.  This is civil obedience.  They followed the law.  And this this yellow-striped coward went crying to the media.

You know who needs “panic buttons”?  PEOPLE WHO PANIC.  He’s a fucking embarrassment to the lege, and everyone who claims to be with him is just as cowardly.

h952k

Man up you fucking pussy.  And the same to all you other pansies who are crying about what Open Carry Tarrant Co is doing and all you nancies who have “I am Poncho” buttons.  Take off your RINO underoos and start representing your constituents.

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