The Virgin Surgeon


Beautiful huh? It’s impossible not to just stop for a second and really take it all in.

I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to disturb you. It’s just that you seemed so peaceful there, appreciating the amazing scenery all around us. You’re not here all by yourself, are you?

You’re here with friends? Me too! But my buddies are all out just lounging by the pool, and it kind of feels like a waste of time when we’re in such an amazing place. Resort vacations are fun and everything — were you at the cabana party last night? I can’t believe I missed you! — but sometimes you just have to get out and really… I don’t know, really appreciate the local culture. Like, that guy over there handing out towels: Did you know his name is Manuel? He’s got four brothers who all work at this resort. It’s that kind of thing you really have to appreciate, right? The people.

Exactly! You can’t just treat everyone like cattle, totally. You have to show them respect. I’m totally going to leave a ten dollar tip in my room after we head back to Cornell when Spring Break is over. Man, I can’t believe this is my last stab at glory before I graduate.

You’re only a freshman? C’mon! I’d have never believed it. No, for real! I was kind of intimidated that I’d be out of my league, coming over to talk to you. Don’t laugh — I’m a bit embarrassed actually.

Tell you what, now that I’ve humiliated myself, let me order you a drink. It’s something I’ve been working on, but I haven’t really had the guts to debut yet. Would you be willing to try it with me?

Seriously? You’re awesome. Hey Miguel! Do me a favor! Throw all of this stuff in a blender and run it until it’s smooth, okay?

The Virgin Surgeon

  • 1.5 oz Cane liquor
  • ½ oz blue curacao
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup cubed pineapple, chilled
  • 2 tbsp maraschino cherry juice
  • ½ cup ice

Top that with a pineapple slice and a cherry, would you, Javier? Awesome bro, you’re the best.

So, what do you think? You like it? Right on! Cane liquor isn’t for everyone, but I knew you’d appreciate it. And you’re right! You totally can’t even taste it, the drink is just that smooth — and blue, just like the ocean, and just like your eyes.

Well of course I noticed! How couldn’t I?  I saw you from halfway across the beach!

Hey, sorry, that was probably out of line.  Maybe I can’t handle my booze as well as you can, ha!  I’m going to head back to my room and maybe get out of the sun for a little bit.  You wanna meet up later?  Maybe we can order a second round once we cool off.

Well, sure, you can come back to my room with me.  That’s cool too.