Friday, March 06, 2009

Can I borrow 2 ounces of vodka?

Well, in anticipation of my soon to be arriving Bundt cake pan, I did in fact plan to look up some Harvey Wallbanger Cake recipes. Couldn't remember why that particular name stuck in my head from the distant past, only that it was wildly popular for a while.

In the meantime, Bets got on the ball and sent me a recipe link. It looks easy enough for even me to make, and very tasty, too. But it calls for 1/4 cup of vodka. Now who has 1/4 cup of vodka just sitting around the house? Well, OK, probably a lot of people - but, as it happens, not us. A fifth would last the rest of our natural lives and beyond. Maybe I could find one of those little airline sized bottles somewhere. Even though I would feel hugely furtive buying it, because you know anyone not on an airplane only wants that size so it will fit into a brown paper bag. But, it also calls for 5 ounces of Galliano. I don't think that comes in little bottles, and if hazy memory serves, it's kind of pricey.

Wonder if I could just substitute single malt Scotch? That we have.

Or I could buy the vodka and Galliano, make the cake and put a concerted effort into polishing off a lot of cocktails. Come to think of it, that may explain why the cake was so popular in the first place.


junior_goddess said...

I read your title and was CONVINCED I knew what you were making....but I was wrong. So I went and found ANOTHER recipe that requires vodka.


Cindy G said...

Well now, that is interesting! I may have to invest in a fifth after all.

Leslie said...

Obviously, my dear, you do NOT patronize your local liquor store that much (we call them Package Stores here in MA). I know on very good authority (mine) that you can get vodka in pint bottles as well as the airline size bottles (aka "nips"). Galliano I'm not so certain about but no harm in asking!

junior_goddess said...

She's right, you know. The little half pint bottles are .99 cents. No sniveling.

YarnThrower said...

laughing out loud!

smariek said...

Bets is so good at finding all sorts of links.

No vodka in my house either.