Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Taste Test: A 21st Birthday Celebration

I can't believe it has taken me this long to put this post together. My sister, Dana, was in Raleigh two weekends ago and we celebrated her 21st birthday. She is a fan of beer and sometimes wine, but has not had time to try that many different types of liquor. I decided to remedy that and throw her a taste testing party! 

We went to our local ABC liquor parlor and bought 18 airplane bottles covering most of the liquor categories (rum, vodka, whiskey, gin, tequila, etc.). Apparently they don't sell these little gems in every state, so I guess we are lucky that we were able to find a wide selection. 

Okay, so maybe it got a little silly. There was a lot of photo posing after each pour, hesitation before taking each mini shot, and giggling at the resulting faces. We made it through most of the bottles, but gave up after tasting the Malibu Rum. Dana sorted the bottles into like and dislike piles. We realized that she doesn't like most clear liquors and she really likes Bailey's and Kahlua. She is planning on using the empty bottles to make a recycled Menorah this year for Hanukkah.

A liquor taste testing is a great idea for a 21st birthday celebration. It was inexpensive, laid back, and fun! You could even jazz this party up with custom printables, a scorecard and some decorations. We decided to keep it a simple celebration. Happy Birthday, Dana!

What is your favorite liquor?

1 comment:

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