Thursday, January 26, 2006

Smackdown!: Alito vs. Mojito

Deadlines, deadlines. While I muddle through the day, sit back, relax, and enjoy this entry from Dec. 5. Hey, it's still relevant!

Image hosted by Samuel Alito

Pros: While President Bush's nominee for the Supreme Court was a student at Princeton, he helped lead a conference on privacy and said: "No private sexual act between consenting adults should be forbidden."

Cons: If appointed to the Supreme Court, thought to be the most far-right-wing Justice ever. Likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Image hosted by Mojito

Pros: Likely to spur the initiation of private sexual acts between consenting adults. Also, it's very refreshing.

Cons: Too many, and you might actually need the protection of Roe v. Wade.

Winner: Mojito--did I mention it's very refreshing?

Recipe for a mojito:

3 parts light-dry rum
12 yerba buena or mint leaves
1/2 lime
2 dashes bitters
simple syrup (can be made at home with equal parts sugar and water, boiled)
crushed ice

The mint leaves should be crushed with a mortar and pestle. Mix everything together and serve.

Information on Alito and recipe for mojito courtesy Wikpedia.


NYPinTA said...

You don't have a recipe for an Alito? I'm disappointed.

Gina said...

The Mojito is much better styled and far more photogenic. Isn't that what we Americans want in our political leadership?

Jim Donahue said...

I would find Alito more appealing if he were crushed with a mortar and pestle with yerba buena leaves.

Douglas Hoffman said...

I've been meaning to try a mojito. I like margaritas and cosmopolitans, although the wife claims these are sissy drinks.

I've heard that to make an Alito, you have to wring the tears from a dozen behooded men by applying electrodes to their testicles -- no, wait. My bad. That's an Alberto.

Dave Munger said...


Your wife probably hasn't had margaritas the way my wife makes them, then. 4 parts tequila, 1 part cointreau, 1 part lime, on the rocks. Definitely not for sissies!