Tipsy Blog @IndelimeTT

That first Sip…

Welcome to IndelimeTT’s new blog! We’re so happy to be able to connect with you!

2020 was an extremely challenging year, this year -2021, will be no different. So much has changed….

We’ve decided to start a blog to share interesting thoughts, tidbits or liqueur trivia in an attempt to lift our very own spirits and yours too.

Not long ago I was reading an article about how long it takes alcohol to affect your system. I learnt that from the very first sip, alcohol is rapidly absorbed into the blood (20% through the stomach and 80% through the small intestine). Its effects are felt within 5 to 10 minutes, peaking in the blood after 30-90 minutes, then it is carried through the other organs of the body.

I guess that would explain some people’s seemingly immediate ‘high” after taking the first sip of a delicious drink, made just right. I thought about that feeling… that feeling you get after the first sip of a great drink, how those of us that truly enjoy and appreciate a good drink just savour the flavour and pleasure we get from each sip. Our sole objective, to enjoy the drink the way some of our foodie friends enjoy a great meal or the coffee-lovers enjoy their first cup of coffee in the morning.

I immediately became nostalgic, and began to crave my favourite cocktail, a Long Island Iced Tea (LIIT). Before the COVID-19 Pandemic I visited a particular restaurant on the island every week just to have that cocktail made by an extremely talented Bartender who made it exactly how I love it.

Now I know what you’re saying, you’re asking yourself why a Liqueur Artisan would make an hour long trek to a restaurant to have a cocktail when she could literally just make it herself. I go there because something about having someone else mix a drink for me ‘with love’, as my bff says, adds that certain je ne sais quoi to an already perfect drink. It’s been more than a year since I’ve been able to visit that restaurant to have my weekend LIIT and I’ve found myself really craving that first sip…

Maybe I’ll head down there this weekend and have my drink to go 🙂