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Month: December 2023

Cocktail Musings: Labor of Love

Cocktail Musings: Labor of Love

I thought that December 31st was a good day to return to writing after a fall season filled will navigating certain time constraints, personal matters, and life changes. This past Friday, I worked my last shift behind the bar at Recklesstown. Although I will continue my creative role there, most of you will immediately recognize how different it will feel for me to no longer have a direct hand in making the cocktails that I create or the experience of watching people enjoy them, except when I myself sit on the other side of the bar as a customer. Nevertheless it’s time to have weekends free again and begin a semi-retired chapter of my life, one in which I can direct my focus and energy towards spending time with the people I love, doing the things that I enjoy most and exploring new possibilities. In the realm of what I would still call work, cocktails, writing this blog, and studying astrology all stand first in line, and as I prepared to return to my musings, I considered whether or not there might be a way to do a subtle combination of the three. Would it be possible to allow the upcoming week’s cosmic energy to drive my thoughts? Could I then subsequently offer them up to those reading not just as a reflection of what’s in my head, but also as a guide to what’s spinning around out in the ether? I wondered.

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