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Drink of the Day: Free Silver - Shaun the Bartender : Shaun the Bartender

Drink of the Day: Free Silver

May 3, 2015 | By |

Good morning and a Sunday Funday to you all!  A beautiful day is in the forcast for us in my neck of the woods.  A great relaxing day on the patio is in store, with some springtime grilling and cold beverages.  Maybe, just maybe, some yardwork will get done…..but, there is always tomorrow!

I have an interesting one for you today.  One that combines some dark rum and gin, then is complemented with citrus and milk.  A very surprisingly refreshing and relaxing beverage that would bode well after firing up the tiki torches and resting in your back yard at the end of the day, looking back at your daytime accomplishments.  A good night’s sleep will surely be in order after sipping on a couple of these.

Have a great day, everybody.  A perfect “me” day for those who have had an exhausting week.  Time to take some time to capture your thoughts and refuel before another week at the office.



Free Silverfree silver 1

1/2 oz. Dark Rum

1 1/2 oz. Gin

1/4 oz. Milk

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

Soda Water


Method:  Combine all ingredients, except soda water, in a mixing glass with ice.  Cap and shake to blend.  Strain into a highball glass with ice.  Top with soda water.  Take a twist of lemon and rub it gently on the rim of the glass before dropping it into the cocktail.


This Day in History:

1937 – Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel, “Gone With the Wind”.

1979 – Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of England.

1986 – Bill Shoemaker, on thoroughbred Ferdinand, became the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, at the age of 54.


Notable Birthday:

Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson was born on this date in 1920.

Notable Quote:

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”  –  Benjamin Franklin




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