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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.


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