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Drink of the Day: Durango - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Durango

January 19, 2015 | By |

The beginning of another work week for some, a third day off for the weekend for others.  There are a fortunate few who are off today due to a man’s lifetime accomplishments as a civil rights leader.  Though his life was cut short due to assassination, he was the needed voice in a segregated world back in the 60’s.  Hopefully, one day due to his work, there will be no prejudice; only equality.  It will take each and every one of us, no matter what color or religion, to make this happen.  One thing stands true:  We are all human beings.  No matter what we are or where we are from, this is what it all comes down to.  We are in the 21st Century people!  It’s time to start acting that way and stop acting like everyone is against us.  Until this mindset happens, we will always have issues.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the voice of the people.  He believed that equality was within reach.  All it would take is the understanding that we were all brothers, no matter the color that was on our skin and no matter where we came from.  We live in a country where everyone has the same rights and opportunities.  That, he has accomplished.  Now if we could get everyone to understand this, no matter what color your outer skin is, we would be that much further as a people on this Earth.  Thanks for laying the groundwork, Dr. King!

Now on with the Drink of the Day.

I am introducing an easy-to-make beverage that is soothing, yet bold.  This tequila/amaretto combination combines well with the grapefruit juice wash.  A perfect blend of sweet and sour to bring out the best of the blue agave spirit.  Here’s to getting the week started on the right note.




1 1/2 oz. Tequila Blanco

3/4 oz. Amaretto

Grapefruit Juice


Method:  In an old fashioned glass filled with ice,  pour the first two ingredients to measure.  Top off with grapefruit juice.  Stir and serve.


This Day in History:

1915 – The electric neon sign was patented in the United States by George Claude of Paris, France.

1953 – Lucy Ricardo gave birth to her son, Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy.  This show was watched by more viewers than the inauguration of President Eisenhower.

1955 – President Eisenhower okayed the first televised news conference.

1966 – Indira Gandhi was elected Prime Minister of India.


Notable Birthday:

American writer, Edgar Allen Poe was born on this date in 1809.

Notable Quote:

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”  –  Edgar Allen Poe




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