Surprising how well a reasonable Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava goes with
Rochester NNY's finest - the white hot. A Snappy Griller to be precise. All of Iberia may weep at the thought but I tell you it is a match... a pair even. Just the thing for Raiders of the Lost Ark, too. Makes sense. Cava is from the part of Spain that was largely republican in the 1930s. Indiana Jones is set at the same time as the Spanish Civil War. And hot dogs are the favorite food of Captain America. Everybody knows that. Snap!
New Years Eve is always the worst party of the year. So much hype and expectation. So few hours. So little likelihood. Far better, then, to have a festival of anti-Nazi programming to, you know, teach the children well. There is so much to choose from. Star Wars. Doctor Who - especially the fourth Doctor and his fights with the plunger saluting Daleks. Perhaps a well placed Bond against the Red Marxist Menace. Why not? We are totalitarian ecumenical.
What goes with such things? The Doctors, at least the early ones, had a sense of such things as the image up there shows. One tends to think in terms of British ales, perhaps. I could segue to stout via a wee Black Velvet, perhaps. Perhaps. One would not want to overdo. Got it. De Ranke Père Noël. Now that all (spoilers) the bad men with swastikas have had their brains melted out their ears at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, now perhaps something a bit Judeo-Christian construct. And a Whovian Christmas special. Something Tenth Doctor that won't scare the kiddies too much. Well, something that won't make them scream. And only at Donna. Hmm. Bitter weedy herbs meet peppermint and a nod to raisin. Nicely lightened by a third of cava.
What? Crap! Did I make a beer cocktail just now? Funny, don't feel like I visited the proctologist during a trance. See, that's what happens on New Year's Eve. Plan a quiet night. Lay out a schedule of wholesome tyrant death scenario dramas. And you end up making a new beer cocktail. Regret. Anger. Regret. Anger. That's what you get from New Year's Eve. Govern yourselves accordingly.