Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Carnivore Cocktail Hour

Jean Nidetch did not mess around when it came to the rules of the 1972 WW Program. Alcohol was strictly forbidden, and she never got tired of reminding us.

So how did the Retro WW gal handle the dreaded "Cocktail Hour"?

Jean advises that you can enjoy an hour or two of relaxation with your friends by serving glasses of chilled tomato juice, non-caloric carbonated drinks or malted skim milk. She also offers up a variety of alcohol-free cocktail recipes like this one:

Sober Ox on the Rocks

Beef broth over ice, with a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle with celery salt and serve with a lemon slice or wedge.

Make no mistake: this drink is not for everyone. You may even gag a little while trying to drink it. But just think of how cute you will look in your fancy cocktail dress while choking down this beefy beverage!

Oh -- and one more fun fact: the Sober Ox on The Rocks is the non-alcoholic version of the Bullshot--a popular retro cocktail containing beef broth and vodka. You may recall Rodney Dangerfield ordering this drink during the movie Caddyshack:

Rodney: "Hey kid, can you make a Bull Shot?"
Bartender: "Can you make a shoe smell?"

Don't be surprised if you receive a similar reaction from the bartender if you try to order this cocktail at your local drinking establishment this weekend. Cheers!


Ms. Chunky Chick said...

oh I gagged just thinking about cold beef broth....Sometimes I think Jean was totally off her rocker...

Μάρσι said...

Thanks but no thanks!!!
It's better to drink a fruit punch without alcohol or a little glass of wine, than this!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mimi, ok, weird....had trouble leaving a comment. If you get two...please disregard one. The last one went something like this..."blech!" Hope you are well.

Helen said...

That is so disgusting you can see why you'd need vodka for it!

Diane said...

Enjoy the bloat from all that salt!