Drink of the Day: Orange Buck

August 17, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

A good Monday morning to one and all!  Nothing like a fine summer morning, with the birds singing their joyful tune and a brisk breeze touching your face as you go out to feel the outdoors for the first time today.  This is going to be a great day!

Let’s start the week right by introducing a seasonal gin refresher that can be a nice reward for finishing the work day.  Who says you have to wait until Friday to treat yourself to a relaxer that will have you in the right frame of mind in no time.  Citrus and ginger work hand-in-hand in giving you a tasty beverage that goes well as a final course to a hearty meal.  It’s time to kick off the shoes and put your feet up.   You have accomplished everything you wanted to do today.  Now, let’s get in a little “ME” time!

Enjoy today!  Cheers!

 

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1 1/2 oz.  Gin

1 oz. Orange Juice

1 Tbsp. Fresh Lime Juice

Ginger Ale

 

Method:  In a mixing glass with ice, combine all the ingredients except the ginger ale.  Cap with a tin and shake to blend.  Strain into a highball glass with ice.  Top with ginger ale.

 

This Day in History:

1896 – Prospectors found gold in Alaska, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.

1969 – Hurricane Camille devastated the Gulf Coast, killing 248 people.

1978 – The first successful Trans-Atlantic balloon flight landed just outside Paris, France.

2008 – US Swimmer, Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal at the Summer Olympic Games, breaking Mark Spitz’ 1972 record.

 

Notable Birthday:

Stage comedian and sex symbol, Mae West was born on this date in 1893.

Notable Quote:

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”  –  Mae West

 

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