You know the old saying ,”the family that Wapatoolies together, stays together?”
Oh you’re not familiar? Allow me to explain…
Every summer, my family tends to meet up at the Lake of the Ozarks and act like misfits from the Griswold family.
It was at the Ozarks where yet another one of our classy family traditions (which also include Jell-O and moonshine shots) was born. Allow me to introduce you to…
According to family legend (which was told by my dad, who is known for streeeeeeeeetching out a story or two), the Wapatoolie was first introduced to him and his twin (yes, there is a replica of my father….a story for another day) while at a college party with the Wisconsin football team.
As the story goes, a party was unfolding where the two twins above were innocent bystanders. With zero prodding, my dad boasted that he bravely took a shot of a Wapatoolie (ingredients consist of whatever the hell is in your bar at the time). Hand to Jesus, I swear I could see his chest puffing up with each oooh and ahhh he received from the Band of Griswold Misfits.
The story ended with a quote only a college football legend (again, a story for another day) could utter….”The Badgers started it but it took a Hawkeye to refine it.”
Before the last syllable of the tall tale could be sputtered, us cousins were extremely busy at work mixing a Wapatoolie for the
The following evening, my cousins (all of whom are male on this side of the family, which probably just explained everything you needed to know) decided if their stud of an uncle could stomach a Wapatoolie, they could too.
The rest of us gleefully skipped to the bar to concoct the next round of
And just like that, from one year to the next, the timeless, trashy tradition of the Wapatoolie was born.
Now, we extend the pleasure of this shot to anyone who dares to hang with our family…
Just get engaged to one of my male cousins? A Wapatoolie for you!
First time to party with us at the Lake of the Ozarks? A Wapatoolie for you!
Want to date my sister? A Wapatoolie for you!
Think you can hang with us during football season? A Wapatoolie for you!
Oh and for those of you who don’t drink liquor of any kind, we can mix a non-alcoholic version for you. Don’t worry.
And if you’re too chicken shit, we understand and will be happy to cocktail with you anyway.
Just remember, the family that Wapatoolies together, stays together.
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Sorry my fingers crossed the wrong button thinking of all that liquor, and you have to know that I normally drink Vino but I would love to taste all these great cocktails in your so lovely family company 🙂 🙂 !
I’ll have plenty of vino here for you, as I also love a glass (or three) of wine. I won’t leave you hanging!
Hahaha………………I know and I imagine 🙂 🙂 !
Love these hangouts with your family and this Wapatoolie within is worth it ! You serious have a fun lovely tradition and it would be a pleasure to come over to have one Wapa 🙂 ! So I’ve not only a excuse for coming for an skinypirate
A Skinny Pirate AND A Wapa coming right up when we finaly get together and laugh, party and have fun!! My dad will be our bartender!
I already thought that you learned it from your dad 🙂 🙂 !
What’s that Hank Jr. Song?
Oh yeah: ‘Family Tradition’
You got that right! I’m thinking this may be one of the classier family traditions out there…!
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Do you wapatoolie on the chatahoochie? Or do the hootchie cootchie?
I Wapatoolie everywhere, of course! But most fun on the Chatahoochie where it gets hotter than a hootchie cootchie.
Oh my gahd this is one of my favorite posts! Crazy families and cocktails – I’m IN!
C’mon over girlfriend! I’ll pour you a Wapatoolie and make it extra, extra special!