Scout: "Dad, what is that?"
Dad: "It's a bourbon and Diet Coke."
Scout: "Why are you drinking that?"
Dad [to avoid saying, "because we're out of vodka"]: "Why not, Scout?"
Scout: "Diet Coke is so bad for you!"
Dad: "There's not much Diet Coke in it."
Scout, looking relieved: "Okay, good."
She’s right. That stuff will rot your brain.
Stick to the Real Thing in your bourbon (or drink it straight).
Everything in moderation.