Anyone Ever Actually Have a Vodka Stinger?

GlindatheGood22
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I tried one on Christmas Eve. I love minty things - my new favorite drink.
I leave the room smiling.
Jay Lerner-Z
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Yes. They are not pleasant.
AKA Mama Rose
best12bars
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I tried one for the first time during these past holidays, too. Vodka and peppermint schnapps. I thought it was okay. I enjoy them separately, but together it was more like Wriggly's chewing gum mixed with lighter fluid.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Jay Lerner-Z
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Yeah, mine tasted like Listerine.
AKA Mama Rose
GlindatheGood22
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The one I had was vodka and white creme de menthe. Everyone I was with hated theirs.
I leave the room smiling.
best12bars
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I know you can also make them with creme de menthe instead of peppermint schnapps. I was hoping that might be better than the one I had, but I see here that it's probably not.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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lupone76
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And what does this topic have to do with theater?? Shouldn't this thread be in the off topic section??
OKBroadwayFan
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"...another vodka stinger" from Ladies Who lunch---Company
PalJoey
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I had one the before going to see Company at the Philharmonic, the first one I'd had in years and years.

It tasted just like I remembered: like toothpaste with vodka.

I still don't know why Sondheim has Joann drink them...
yr pal,
joey




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CapnHook
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lupone76, say that to Elaine Stritch.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
Reginald Tresilian
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But does Joanne actually drink them, or just the other ladies who lunch?
Phyllis Rogers Stone
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She does. She orders one in the scene leading up to the song.

Updated On: 1/26/13 at 02:43 PM
backwoodsbarbie
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I occasionally have one for Mahler.
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artscallion
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When I was younger, my drink of choice was a Seven Stinger...Seagram's Seven and white creme de menthe. I loved them. But I think the Seagrams mellowed the Listerine taste more than vodka would.
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lupone76
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Oops... Sorry all. My fault, I totally forgot the Company reference. I feel really stupid now.
best12bars
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I think the only reason Joann drank them was so she could rhyme her cocktail with zinger.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Reginald Tresilian
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She could have had a lady finger: gin and cherry brandy.

Might be a toss-up as to which sounds nastier, though.




Updated On: 1/26/13 at 05:33 PM
Reginald Tresilian
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Although having "another lady finger" when you're singing about actual ladies might mentally lead the audience down an unexpected path.
givesmevoice
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I thought you meant a lady finger as in the sponge cake, and was wondering if then she'd be ranting because she was on a sugar high.
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Addison D.
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Stinger--phonetically and in terms of imagery-- is hard and bitter. I don't think it's a random word choice at all.
You think, what do you want? You think, make a decision...
ghostlight2
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Does anyone think that Sondheim has ever made a random word choice?
henrikegerman
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Joanne never says she drinks them. Ever. But she's not just singing about herself. She's singing about the girls who just watch.

As a group.
And with respect to the vodka zinger not to each member of that group; others, as she notes, drink Scotch. At least when they get depressed.

I don't think she's talking about women who would - retch! - mix Scotch with vodka stingers - while they are having their little jests and delivering their brilliant zingers.

She also sings about women who sit choosing hats.

Which she certainly would never do, or would not still do.


Updated On: 1/26/13 at 08:34 PM
Kad
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Could it also mean vodka as a stinger- as in, an ending punctuation to something?
Phyllis Rogers Stone
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Depsite what Henrik says, Joanne does indeed order two more bourbons and vodka stinger before she sings the song.
Jungle Red
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I remember her ordering them for herself as well but I've only seen the Doyle version. I don't know what Elaine did.
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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She ordered one, too.

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