Drink of the Day: Autumn Harvest

September 23, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Happy Autumn everyone!

Man, has this year gone fast, so far.  We are already going into the third week of the pro football season, only a month away from the World Series, and basketball is a week away from starting their preseason.  For those not into sports, the autumn leaves are beginning to show off their different hues; one of the reasons why this is my favorite season of the four.

I am very fortunate, in my opinion.  Some would say that I am insane.  That’s besides the point anyway.  Nothing like taking a walk in the park and seeing the many majestic colors mother nature has on her palate.  Her gentle touches of browns, oranges, yellows, and reds, taking over the green landscape.  The cool breeze touching your skin as the sun warms your face.  Turning off the air and the heat, that we rely on most of the year, and allowing you to open the windows to bring fresh air into your home.  No faux elements for a couple months.  Natural comfort while you lie comfortably in your bed with the covers on, knowing it will take every bit of will in the morning to get out of bed to start the day.  Nothing like that feeling in the whole world.  I will take the cold and briskness of winter to enjoy these next couple months of fall.

I have come up with a fruity and fragrant, colorful to the eye, cocktail to put the fall colors into a glass for your imbibing pleasure.  It will blend in well with the bonfire on this cool, but tolerable evening, enjoying friends and forgetting about your hectic day.  Sit back and enjoy!

 

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1 oz. Hendrick’s Gin

1/2 oz. St. Gobain Elderberry Liqueur

1/2 oz. Chambord

1 1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice

Orange Juice

Orange Twist

 

Method:  Combine the first four ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.  Cap with a tin and shake to blend.  Strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice.  Float orange juice to top off the cocktail.  Take a orange rind and twist it over the cocktail.  Rub the twist gently on the rim of the glass before dropping it into the drink.

 

This Day in History:

1779 – John Paul Jones declared, ” I have not yet began to fight!”, on-board the US Battleship, “Bonhomme Richard” while fighting the British on the man-of-war “Serapis”.

1806 – After a three-year journey to the Pacific Northwest, Lewis and Clark’s expedition returned to St. Louis.

1846 – German astronomer, Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune.

1939 – The founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, died in London.

 

Notable Birthday:

“The Boss”, Bruce Springsteen was born on this date in 1949.

Notable Quote:

“If you come to a fork in the road take it.”  –  Yogi Berra, legendary New York Yankee and memorable quote giver, who went to a better place last night.  Rest In Peace, Yogi!

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