Since that incident, I have stayed away from anything with gin in it, because MAKES SENSE, AMIRITE?
This past Friday night, the Prince and I decided we were going to have a few drinks. While at the liquor store, I said something about how much it pains me that I’m allergic to gin, because gin and tonics are really good, and whenever I’m bartending and someone orders one I get jealous.
The Prince was all “Let’s just get a better kind of gin than you drank in high school. I bet it was that you were drinking cheap gin, and if we get good stuff, you’ll be fine.”
So we bought a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin (because it had the prettiest bottle and was the most expensive brand available) and two litres of tonic and were on our way.
|The gin in question. [via]|
I was SO PUMPED for a gin and tonic when we got home that I’m pretty sure I had one poured before I even had my boots off. We had a pizza in the oven, Mad Men ready to play, drinks in hand… pretty decent set up for a Friday, no?
About 20 minutes into Mad Men, one slice into our pizza and half way through my first G&T, I started to feel a kind of pulsating feeling on the roof of my mouth, almost like I’d burnt it really badly. I naturally blamed this on the pizza being too hot. I kept drinking.
At the end of the Mad Men episode, I was starting to notice definite swelling and bumps on the roof of my mouth. The Prince looked over at me to catch me making strange faces and moving my tongue around weirdly, and he was all:
“Sweeeeetie, are you allergic to the gin?”
Me: “No, no, I think I just burnt my mouth on the pizza.”
The Prince: “The pizza is not that hot. Give me your glass, you shouldn’t drink that.”
Me: “BUT IT’S SO TASTY.”
This went on for a while until I really started to feel a full-on breakout of hives in my mouth and surrendered myself to letting the Prince stare inside my mouth with the help of the flashlight on his Blackberry.
And then, as you may have guessed, I pouted and complained about how unfair it was that The Prince now gets to drink all the pretty gin.
Is anyone else allergic to gin? I can’t seem to find much on the subject using my
Yours with a side of hives,