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TV Drinks: 30 Rock — Nancy Drew AKA Hardy Boy

A few weeks ago, there was a great moment on 30 Rock that made me laugh out loud. Alec Baldwin's character, Jack Donaghy, says to the bartender, "I'll have a white rum with diet ginger ale and a splash of lime." Fast forward a few seconds later and the bartender presents him with his drink, "The Nancy Drew." Naturally, a man as masculine as Jack cannot be seen ordering a Nancy Drew, and therefore corrects the bartender by saying, "For men, it's called a Hardy Boy."

Sadly, there isn't actually a drink called a Nancy Drew — or a Hardy Boy for that matter — however that doesn't mean we can't make one. After all dark rum and ginger beer is perfect in a Dark and Stormy, so a lightened up version featuring ginger ale and light rum must also be delicious! To get the recipe and see the hysterical clip for yourself,

Nancy Drew AKA Hardy Boy
Inspired by 30 Rock

1 1/2 oz. white rum
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.


aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
michichan michichan 9 years
What's your best recipe in there Aimee?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ya I have a book.
michichan michichan 9 years
No? I guess I'm just not much of a drink recipe reader.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Hmmm I don't think so.
michichan michichan 9 years
You're probably right, but it's cruious that it's called for straight out,
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
michichan I'm sure you don't HAVE to use diet.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Molly Molly 9 years
Hehehe, I loooovve this show and this scene made me laugh out loud. So having a night of Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys sometime soon.
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I love this show! And I too laughed out loud when Jack said that. So perfect!
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
Funny! I really need to start watching this show. I tried it before but couldn't get into it. Thanks for the recipe.
kittenheelsrule kittenheelsrule 9 years
Alec Baldwin is genius on this show. I laughed out loud when I saw that scence (just starting to watch the eps via Netflix) and I wondered if the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boy was a real drink. I'm going to order one at my office holiday party on Saturday - it sounds quite good! :) Thanks for posting the link to the scene!
michichan michichan 9 years
Why specifically diet ginger ale?
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Hilarious!! And yes, LoneWolf, I, too, heard Alec Baldwin's voice. I'm glad the 30 Rock folks made him stay...he totally integral to the show!!!
LoneWolf LoneWolf 9 years
Is it weird that I hear Baldwin's voice in my head when I read, "I'll have a white rum with diet ginger ale and a splash of lime"? Say what you will about Baldwin, he's eff-in genious as Jack.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
misslarue misslarue 9 years
Such a great show!
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
geesh thanks for lying to us 30 rock
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