There were a few references to alcohol in 27 Dresses that may have inspired our drink for this episode: Kevin ordering three fingers of scotch, no ice; Casey to Jane:
“He asks if you want a drink. You smile and say, ‘Vodka soda.’ If you already have a drink, you down it. Then there’s some flirting, some interoffice sex, an accidental pregnancy, a shot gun wedding, and a life of bliss. How many times do we have to go over this?”
And there’s Jane keeping Grey Goose and Redbull in the apartment specifically for Tess’s arrival.
None of these notions were particularly inspiring, despite having a giant bottle of Costco knockoff Grey Goose here at the apartment. Then there was the line, again from Casey, played by the ever hilarious Judy Greer: “Hey, do you want to come over to my place before the party? Some of the guys from shipping are coming, and they’re bringing tequila and bubble wrap.”
Befriending guys from shipping has plenty of benefits. If, like Joey, you were briefly employed at a Business to Business publication (B2B) in a small town, the shipping guy ruled the roost. He was the guy who helped you lift things. Shipping Guy told you when the storage was being cleaned out so you could score some free end-tables. He could be relied on for a secret afternoon warehouse beer. Moving? Shipping Guy will hook you up with 24 glorious brand new boxes and a heavy-duty tape dispenser to put your book collection in, because you are a monster, attempting to move hundreds of books across the entire damn United States. And if you’re on your way to
Jessica Jones’ the goth receptionist’s engagement party, Shipping Guy might stop by with bubble wrap and tequila.
Although I think Casey is, at heart, more of a vodka soda or Skinnygirl® Margarita, I can also see her taking Jane to Vegas or New Orleans for a bachelorette party and insisting they let loose a little. So I made the Wedding Circuit, a frozen mango/strawberry margarita inspired by the friendship I hope these characters continue to have.
Wedding Circuit Cocktail
- 1 cup frozen mango (no sugar added)
- 1 cup frozen strawberry (no sugar added)
- 3 oz tequila (we used Casadores Reposado)
- 1 oz orange liquor
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 cup ice cubes
All ingredients in the blender. Blend! Serves two. Prepare and enjoy!