The Rules Of Ruin Is An Occasional Item To Help You Get Very, Very Drunk In The Guise Of A Warning About Things Which Will Get You Very Very Drunk

Everyone knows that mixing drinks will get you more drunk than staying on one brew. The same people also probably learned the little tune about mixing drinks on their Grandmothers knee:

Beer And Wine, Next Day Fine
Wine And Beer, The Next Day You Will Pay Dear

Or something like that. Anyway, the Rules Of Ruin has no truck with such nonsense. You can drink what you like and you will probably end up drunk. That much is axiomatic. No, what the Rules Of Ruin wants to tell you today follows on directly from yesterdays item regarding Rum flavoured beer. Basically, mixing drinks in the glass before you drink it.

REPEAT AFTER ME: I am not Tom Cruise in Cocktail. The only time two different alcoholic drinks should be mixed is under the supervision of a professional or at least a book of how to make cocktails. Even then, the toll has been pre-paid on the autoroute to ruin (Rouen?) and someone is going to put their foot down.

In particular, nasty and unpleasant drinks (cheap white wine, Noilly Prat, Cassis) are never improved by being mixed with each other. As I discovered last week, vinegary white wine mixed with cassis still tastes foul in an overly sweet blackcurrent flavoured vinegar way. At least have the dignity to keep them separate before they reach your stomach.

And anyway, Bryan Brown was way cooler.