The peppermint liqueur…has a high alcohol content at 50% alcohol by volume….It is commonly taken with a "chaser" of chocolate sauce which allows the drinker to consume larger quantities faster, with little or no heavy alcohol taste.
The engineering grads’ campout: our first trip
together. Wise old Jack has poured Rumple Minze
with a chocolate chaser: a sure ski
down the slippery slope. Hours later,
you erupt from the tent, stagger through brush.
You retch and retch.
It must be two a.m. I think, “Everyone will hear.”
I stay in the sleeping bag. You return, apologizing
and reeking. You are so warm.
I draw you to me, my first love.
I smell the real smell of your hair. I think of you
outside. It must be two fifteen. I think,
“The stars must be beautiful out there.”