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Month: May 2017

Zodiac Cocktail #10: The Moody Blues

Zodiac Cocktail #10: The Moody Blues

Symbolized by the persistent and sure-footed mountain goat, and ruled by the stern and authoritative planet of Saturn, our next sign in the Zodiac series is Capricorn. Extending from December 22 to January 19, those born under this sign are serious, stable, and self-disciplined leaders who have the ability to formulate long term strategies and the staying power to see them come to fruition. The mythology of Capricorn originates in the aftermath of the battle between the Olympian gods and the

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Monday Classics (on Tuesday): The Tom Collins

Monday Classics (on Tuesday): The Tom Collins

Yesterday was Memorial Day, the holiday that officially marks the beginning of the summer season and gives us license to take our white pants out of winter storage. Although it was somewhat chilly and damp here on the East coast, I did wear white over the weekend and felt like summer was officially beginning even though the weather did not seem to want to comply. One of the most well-known summer classic drinks is the Tom Collins. Its origins are as murky as those of many of the other classic drinks, but most

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Friday Musings: With Deepest Thanks

Friday Musings: With Deepest Thanks

When you think of the idea of gratitude, do you consider it to be an emotion or an action? We can certainly feel grateful, so that definitely puts it into the emotion category for me, but we can also give thanks, making it an action too. I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately, especially¬†the ways in which feeling it can so drastically improve our lives for the better. There’s been an entire gratitude movement happening for a while now. We’re told that we should write down 3 things that we’re grateful

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Zodiac Cocktail #9: The Golden Arrow

Zodiac Cocktail #9: The Golden Arrow

Born between November 23 and December 21 and symbolized by the archer, Sagittarians are the restless and ever-curious adventurers of the zodiac. Although they are driven by a desire to understand the meaning of life, they like to get there in a way that still allows them to be free and easy, rather than bogged down by rules and routines. Sagittarians seek knowledge in other people, and feel that the secrets of the universe can be often unlocked through a conversation with a stranger in a bar more

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Monday Classics: The Whiskey Daisy

Monday Classics: The Whiskey Daisy

The Daisy cocktails are actually a family of drinks that are all made in pretty much the same style. You begin with some fresh citrus juice, add in your base spirit and a secondary spirit that seems to be Grand Marnier in a lot of recipes, shake everything with ice and pour into your glass of choice. Some versions are served up in a cocktail glass, others over crushed or shaved ice in a Collins glass, and many are topped with soda for just a bit of effervescence. Quite a few muddle the fruit in the shaker first in lieu of

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