I was invited to celebrate the 100th episode of Bar Rescue via Spike TV.

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I invited a new coworker and figured it would be a nice random event for a Tuesday night. I really didn’t pay much attention to the invite so I showed up dressed like a complete bum… but a very comfy bum, so there.

We arrived promptly as the event began. Hardly anyone had arrived yet so I made myself comfortable at the bar trying all the featured beverages until I came across one I liked.

The offerings:

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Citrus Slam:

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Smirnoff No 21 Vodka, Fresh Lemon Juice, Herb Simple Syrup and Rosemary Sprig

The New Day:

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Crown Royale Northern Harvest Rye Whisky, Sweet Vermouth, Maple Syrup, bitters and candied bacon garnish.

Maize Runner:

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Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Vanilla Syrup, Pineapple Juice, Soda water.

Ciroc Apple Martini:

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Ciroc Apple, shake and double strained. Garnished with Asian pear.

Out of all of the cocktails, I enjoyed the apple martini which I was surprised by. But it was the drink that got it done- not too sweet and easy to drink. (maybe too easy).

As the night was progressing, it got more and more crowded. I was able to find a great spot by the DJ booth to dance and grab appetizers as they came out.

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We feasted on short rib sliders, risotto balls, shrimp, and some other tasty bites that escape me presently.

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I was having a blast dancing by the DJ booth. I turned as someone walked by saying excuse me and I said to my friend, “yo, that guy looks just like Lil Jon”. She laughed at me. I said “Seriously, look!”

She laughed harder “Monique, that IS Lil Jon”.

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This is why it’s important to read things. IJS

So we danced while Lil Jon spun. And I had tons of Ciroc Apple Martinis. Too many to count.

I felt fine- was having a serious blast.

As the night was coming to a close, I proceeded to coat check to get my things when I pivoted and felt and intense POP in my knee.

If you guessed that I dislocated my knee, you have guessed correctly.

I didn’t know it at the moment, but a quick (and PAINFUL) adjustment and my knee was back in place but hurting quite a bit. With a slight limp, I spied Lil Jon exiting the DJ booth and my friend took our picture. This is the face of inebriation and pain.

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The following morning I found myself in the emergency room getting x rays for my knee. Happy to report all is well again…

But one thing is certain- I had a blast!

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