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Drink The Tiger

I tried to talk my way into a few corporate tents yesterday, and was shut out, which was fine. Luckily, a source close to a corporate tent gave me the official recipe for The Tiger, which for all I know has already been published in The Washington Post. I don't see the paper any more, because the delivery person decided to stop delivering the paper and phone calls don't seem to make a difference. And we wonder why our industry is in trouble.

Anyhow, the Tiger:

2 oz. Grey Goose, 2 oz. cranberry juice. Shake vigorously and serve in a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with lime wedge.

So there you go. That's The Tiger. But you need to be a VIP to drink one.

So when I was talking to some professional golfers yesterday, I asked them the following important question: if you were going to have a high-end VIP tent cocktail named after you, what would be the ingredients? J.P. Hayes didn't have a great day yesterday, so his wife Laura filled in for him, and said "The J.P." would be a ton of lime juice with ice and a light beer. This is apparently a real beverage, called something or other. "The Michelada," maybe?

Cliff Kresge said "The Kresge" would be modeled after a drink he personally imported to America from Jamaica. It's called "The Killer Kool-Aid," and it features cranberry juice, vodka, soda and Midori. Sounds fruity.

After that, the answers went downhill. Ryan Moore said he doesn't drink, and when he does drink, it's a beer. He was drinking a Coke at the time. Joe Ogilvie said he'd go for a cold beer or Scotch on the rocks, but that "I don't think I'll end up getting a drink named after me." He was leading the tournament at the time. I told him to have a bit more confidence in himself. Mike Ritz from the Golf Channel said "I've already got a cracker named after me." Fredrik Jacobson said something about red wine and beer and named a bunch of Swedish beers I've never heard of. Then he gave some kid his putter.

Finally I found Jason Gore, and told him about The Tiger and the secret ingredients.

"Isn't that called a vodka cranberry?" he pointed out. Cynic. Anyhow, I asked what would be in "The Gore."

"I'm not a drink guy," he said. "If I'm gonna have a drink, I'll probably get drunk. I love 'The John Daly,' ever heard of that one? Mike's Hard Lemonade mixed with Mike's Hard Iced Tea. That's the best."

This was funny, although online recipes for "The John Daly" suggest it is also includes such ingredients as citrus vodka and Triple Sec, both of which would be highly appreciated in the media center about now.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 6, 2007; 12:32 PM ET
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Patron Silver and lime juice on the rocks with a floater of GM.

That'd go down nicely right now.

Posted by: Unsilent Majority | July 6, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Jason Gore is my new favorite golfer.

Posted by: Kim | July 6, 2007 1:08 PM | Report abuse

You have to watch Tiger warm up on the range. I was on the range at Oakmont while he was there and it was a spectacle, both in a "Wow! That guy is even better than I thought" way, and a "Wow! These people oooing and ahhhing over a practice 8 iron are obsolutely crazy" way.

Posted by: jason | July 6, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse

i always thought it was a "Cape Cod". looks like they basically lifted the recipe found here:

it actually seems like a perfectly bland option for someone as boring as Tiger. i mean, it's a fine drink, but when you've got a multi-million dollar marketing campaign behind you, you'd think the creative staff could come up with something a little more (unique? extreme?) dynamic.

Posted by: jamie | July 6, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

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