February 27, 2012

National Kahlúa Day

“Someone is putting brandy in your bonbons, Grand Marnier in your breakfast jam, Kahlua in your ice cream, Scotch in your mustard and Wild Turkey in your cake.” - Marian Burros

It's National Kahlúa Day!

While eating the year, there were days when I would have to pack all of my blogging essentials with me if I wasn't going home after work. Usually that included: my camera, my laptop, whatever the national food holiday food was.

On National Kahlúa Day (a coffee-based liqueur which has been made in Veracruz, Mexico since 1936), this meant bringing a nip with me to the office I worked at. But as I approached the parking lot that day, I realized that it was probably illegal to bring alcohol in the building. So I began to panic. Maybe I could find a plastic bag and wrap the Kahlúa in it! Then I could stick it in the mini-fridge and no one would know what it was. Unless, of course, someone else had brought a suspiciously packaged three inch long package and, when they wanted their cheese stick snack, confused the two and accidentally found my Kahlúa. They may then drink it, get totally pissed off the whopping two ounces of coffee liqueur, and do something foolish. Like, oh say, run out into the manufacturing plant with open-toed shoes, find a machine that's in operation but totally unattended, climb on top of it, and stick their foot in it.

This would all get traced back to the small, freckled kid. And I'd lose my job.

Liabilities. Lawsuits. Bah motherfriggen' humbug.

In the end, I gathered some ice chunks I found on the ground near my car and built a sort of nest in my trunk where I placed the Kahlúa. There were some frozen bottles of water in the boot, too, so I threw those in the pile as well.

Thank you, Lord, that it's February and not, say, July.

Tonight's drink was a well-deserved one, my friends.

Happy National Kahlua Day!