Once, when observing me in my post-party hangover state, my little brother remarked “you are such a honey badger right now.” Then, I spent 2 hours repeatedly watching the epic video “Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger,” and noticing similarities. When I’m hungover, I don’t give a @$*$. I just want to eat. And I’ll be eating something, then pass out for a little bit, then wake up and continue eating. Also, I’m completely oblivious to other animals around me. I just don’t care. I’m hungry. Nothing can stop me. My brother was SO RIGHT.
So now, the code word for hangover in our house is “I’m a honey badger.” I even have a honey badger shirt, to announce my frame of mind to others, and to let them know that we’ll be ordering pizza. A bunch of times.
Imagine my joy when I walked into the bar at SALT in Boulder, CO and was served a delicious cocktail called the “Honey Badger,” by a man who had THE EXACT SAME LISP AND VOICE as the guy who narrated the honey badger video. I couldn’t have been more pleased. Until he gave me the recipe, which is a thing of beauty, and I would like to gift to you to try to make at home. Obviously, it won’t be *quite* as good when it’s not being served by an adorable bartender, but I think you’ll still appreciate it very much.
|The Honey Badger Cocktail||
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 egg white*
- crushed ice
- 1.5 oz honey vodka**
- 1 T dark agave nectar
- In a cocktail shaker, vigorously shake lemon juice and egg white until it becomes quite frothy and meringue-like
- Add ice, agave, and vodka and shake again to mix
- Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a curl of lemon peel
*raw egg whites can contain salmonella. You can avoid this by taking precautions with sourcing. Cage free eggs are safer, and pasteurized eggs are safest for this.
**The honey vodka they use at SALT is a local vodka called Spring44. According to the internet, it’s available across the country, as are other brands of honey vodka.