Friday, September 18, 2015

Cinnamon Appletini

This one is per request of Katie.
No, not my Katie. 
A different Katie.  She knows who she is.


1.5    oz       Vodka
1/2    oz       Sour Apple Schnapps
1/2    oz       Cinnamon Schnapps
2       oz       Apple Juice

Add all 4 ingredients to a martini shaker 1/2 full of ice
Shake vigorously
Pour into a cocktail (martini) glass

Garnish with apple slice*

*yes, I know it doesn't show the garnish.  I'm so ashamed.  DON'T LOOK AT ME!!!

FUN FACT: The bottle of Goldschlager pictured up above is, without question, the oldest bottle of liquor in my cabinet.  I got it when I graduated from college back in the old millennium and just recently opened it on the birthday-of-which-number-we-don't-speak. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Back Forty

The highest number ever counted to on Sesame Street was 40.

 "Are we ****ing done yet?  Ah, ah, ah..."

The number of spaces on a Monopoly board is 40.

The Great Flood involved rainfall for 40 days and 40 nights.

There are 40 hours in a regular work week.

My 40-yard dash time was never overly impressive.

Malt liquor is available in 40-oz bottles.

40 is the atomic number for zirconium.

(Don't worry, Katie, nobody knows about your ring.  Well, until now, anyway...) 

Forty is the only number in the English language in which all of the letters are in alphabetical order.


2     oz         Bourbon
4     tsp        Maple Syrup

1     oz         Lemon Juice - fresh is best
3     dashes  Bitters

Dilute the syrup with 2 tsps of hot water
Add all 4 ingredients to a martini shaker 1/2 full of ice 
Shake vigorously
Strain over ice into a rocks glass

Garnish with lemon wedge

Why the obsession with the number 40 today? reason.