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Celestial Cocktail #3: On Which All Life Depends

Celestial Cocktail #3: On Which All Life Depends

Situated between Venus and Mars, Earth sits in the third position from the sun and is the fifth largest planet in the solar system. It is a terrestial planet, along with Mercury, Venus, and Mars, defined by its molten metal core, and a surface comprised of variable features like volcanoes, mountains, and valleys. It travels around the sun in 365.25 days and spins on its own axis every 24 hours, far more practical than the day/night cycle on Venus where you’ll wait 243 days for your morning coffee. We’ve

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Monday Classics: The Local Healer

Monday Classics: The Local Healer

I know that you’re looking at the name of this drink and saying “I know of no such classic cocktail,” and you are correct because there isn’t one with that particular name. There is, however, a classic called the Penicillin, about which I’ve written two blog posts because it happens to be one of my favorites. It’s considered a modern day classic because it was first developed by Sam Ross of Milk and Honey and Attaboy fame, both renowned cocktail bars in NYC, and it now appears on drink

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Friday Musings: And My Heart Goes Still

Friday Musings: And My Heart Goes Still

I just finished a little book recently called Bluets by Maggie Nelson that my daughter suggested I read. It’s a collection of 240 prose poems (or what the author calls propositions) written over a three year period while she was recovering from a heartbreak. I know, I know. Perfect for me, right? 240 snippets on love and loss, my favorite subjects. It is true that I tend to gravitate towards them, but it’s not because I’m a particularly melancholy person. In fact, I think most people who know me would

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Celestial Cocktail #2: Morning Star, Evening Star

Celestial Cocktail #2: Morning Star, Evening Star

Our next planet in the Celestial Cocktail Series is Venus, which sits between Earth and Mercury, occupying the second position from the sun. In terms of size, Venus is almost exactly the same as Earth, so if we once again compare the sun to the size of a six foot door, Earth and Venus would both be nickels. With the most circular orbit in the solar system, Venus travels around the sun every 225 Earth days in a backwards motion, from east to west, rather than west to east like every other planet

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Monday Classics: Yellow Jacket

Monday Classics: Yellow Jacket

I received a wonderful new cocktail book as a birthday present over the weekend called Speakeasy, by Jason Kosmos and Dushan Zaric. They opened Employees Only in 2004, a Prohibition-style bar in the West Village in New York City. The book focuses on classic cocktails that have been reimagined, truly one of my favorite subjects. While looking for a cocktail that I’d be able to feature for today’s post, I came across the Yellow Jacket which had the interesting combination of Reposado tequila, St.

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