Posts Tagged ‘cocktail’

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What am I celebrating today?

August 16, 2014

HoneybeeToday is National Honeybee Day. If you have trouble telling your bees apart, click here for some help with identification.

Wiki: Honey bees are bees of the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests from wax. Honey bees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis.

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This is a day to celebrate bees and to raise awareness about their importance to agriculture.

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
― Ray Bradbury

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
― Maurice Maeterlinck

 

honey-bee(85)Photo: Absolut

I recommend enjoying the day with a Honey Bee Cocktail

  • 6 Parts Dark Rum of Jamaican Type
  • 2 Parts Lime Juice
  • 1 Part Runny Honey

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

 

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Whose birthday am I celebrating today?

July 13, 2012

Julius Caesar, born July 13, 100 C, in Rome.

Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman and a distinguished writer of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. (Wiki)

Here is Marlon Brando in the Caesar role – now there’s a Roman emperor for you.

The obvious culinary reference for me to make would be a recipe for a Caesar Salad – nope – here’s a recipe for a Bloody Caesar cocktail.

Rim tall glass with celery salt, fill with ice and ingredients. Garnish with a celery stick, straw, and lime.
reference: Drink Mixer
Alla salute!