- Absinthe blanc, to rinse
- 1 1/2 ounces blended aged rum (such as Appleton Estate Reserve or The Real McCoy five-year-old)
- 1 ounce black blended overproof rum (such as Hamilton 151)
- 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice (white or pink), freshly squeezed
- 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 ounce John D. Taylor’s Velvet falernum
- 1/2 ounce Smuggler’s Cove cinnamon syrup*
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Garnish: lime twist
- Garnish: grapefruit twist
- Rinse a chilled cocktail coupe with absinthe blanc.
- Add the blended aged rum, black blended overproof rum, grapefruit juice, lime juice, falernum, cinnamon syrup and bitters into a shaker with cracked or cubed ice and shake until well-chilled.
- Double-strain into the prepared glass.
- Garnish with intertwined lime and grapefruit twists.
*Smuggler’s Cove cinnamon syrup: Put 2 cups of water in a saucepan. Add 3 halved 6-inch pieces of cinnamon stick to the water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add 4 cups of granulated sugar and stir with a whisk (or an immersion blender) until dissolved, about 1 minute. The liquid should become clear such that you can see the bottom of the pot. Immediately remove from the heat. Cover and let sit at room temperature for 12 hours. Strain through cheesecloth into a bowl, and then use a funnel to pour into a lidded bottle or other sealable container. The syrup will keep, refrigerated, for several weeks. Makes 4 cups (32 ounces).
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Badlands News Brief – August 24, 2023
So long as he’s dropping red pills, he’s on our side. Otherwise, still not voting for him.
Can Cuppa confirm this?
So, I sat through all two hours of the debate amongst the Republican primary candidates, although I was very irked by Larry Elder’s absence. Having said that, he didn’t miss much. It was like watching a junior high school debate, complete with the cool kids asking stupid questions and the geeks fighting on the stage. I hated every minute of it, thought it was embarrassing for all involved, and found it insulting to the American voters.
Not that any of them stand a chance.
Well, it probably is. It’s been known to happen.
BRICS Economic Bloc Expands Adding Iran, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Ethiopia During Summit
The whole point of BRICS is to go back to the gold standard, not cave on digital currencies.
And he grew up not too far from where I live, actually.
That song is a total earworm, but I like it.
And now for the business portion of the post borrowed from Tuesday:
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- No food fights.
- No running with scissors.
- If you bring snacks, bring enough for everyone.
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34But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sad’ducees, they came together. 35And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. 36“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38This is the great and first commandment. 39And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.”
Have a good weekend!