The Edible Bracket 2011

Last year's winners of the MNCAAPG Best Bracket contest are back. This March Madness season, we will be documenting foods associated with the competing schools. Consider it March Madness, Top Chef Edition.

University of Tennessee Vols (Knoxville, Tennessee): Nancy Drew Cocktail (for men, it’s called A Hardy Boy)

nancy drew drink cups

We’re avid 30 Rock watchers, and on the episode where Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy meets Edie Falco’s CC Cunningham, there is a wonderfully alcoholic University of Tennessee reference that we decided to use.

Jack tells the bartender: “I’ll have a white rum with diet ginger ale and a splash of lime.” CC sees what Jack’s ordered and says, “Wow. I never would have pegged you for a University of Tennessee sorority girl.” The bartender hands Jack the¬†drink and says, “Here’s your Nancy Drew.” Jack responds, “For men, it’s called a Hardy Boy.”

Thus, we ventured into Greek drinking, but for a mere evening. And it was a delight. The Nancy Drew is a wonderful cocktail (Laura went back for seconds).

 nancy drew drinklaura with nancy drew

Nancy Drew AKA Hardy Boy
Inspired by 30 Rock

1 1/2 oz. white rum (we used Bacardi)
diet ginger ale
splash of lime

  1. Pour rum into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes.
  2. Fill with diet ginger ale and a splash of lime.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.