I accidentally got drunk on Saturday night.
It’s because we bought some Bourbon that was on offer. Clearly not my fault.
(Well I didn’t put it on offer did I?)
And it’s also because it’s nearly Christmas and I used to buy my grandma advocaat every Christmas. So when I saw that I bought some of that too.
Later that night I stared at the two bottles and wondered what it’d be like to mix them. Then I wondered if this had done before.
Then I wondered if it mattered if it had been done before because, at one moment in time, nothing had been done before.
Anyhow, then the gold happened.
There is a scene in one of my favourite films, The Shining, where Lloyd, the clumsy bartender bumps Jack’s drink.
Jack Nicholson’s character was also called Jack.
Advocaat splashes from the glasses that Lloyd is carrying into Jack’s Bourbon.
And there it was.
But also remember that this was in a room called The Gold Room.
And that you are quoting the film scene not the same scene from the book. Because in this scene from the book Jack orders a martini, not Bourbon.
But most of all remember the name of the drink. It does exist. It always has (see what I did there).
It’s called a Jack Torrance.
That’s the name of Jack’s character in The Shining.
Perfect. I love stories.
3 parts advocaat. 1 part Bourbon. 2 or 3 cubes of ice. Shaken
PS. It’s also known as ‘The Caretaker’. My new favourite drink.
So if you really want to show off, order a ‘Caretaker’ followed by…
“Sorry? You don’t know what a Caretaker is? Well… have you seen The Shining? You know the scene where… etc. etc.”