The Devil’s Cocktail is May 5th Drink of the Day!!

May 5, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Some people believe that Sunday is God’s day and that alcohol should not be consumed.  Being part of an Irish-Catholic upbringing, the thought process on this kind of throws me, somewhat.  If alcohol is consumed responsibly, it is a way for people to relax and bring their guard down to better socialize with others.  In fact, bars are places where people congregate in another fashion to enjoy their neighbor and discuss current goings-on and to keep up with people who live in the same area.  The word “Pub” is short for “Public House” and is what bars were known as in England hundreds of years ago.  Most town meetings and other important gatherings would take place here.  What better way to get things that were bothering you off your chest after putting down a couple pints?

For my own amusement, I found a drink that has the name for all us Sunday imbibers out there.  Most church goers will look at us as sinners for tipping on this day.  Thank you-know-who that that thought process wasn’t Jesus’ when he turned the water to wine.  A cocktail is meant to make us closer.  It’s a social tool to help us free our minds from our chaotic lives.  If that’s a sin, then I truely am a sinner.  But, in my opinion, I think there are some out there who need to accept people for who they are.  Stop being so judgemental and start being more of who you claim to be:  a caring individual who accepts all people no matter what race, creed, or religion.  It would make the world a much better place, wouldn’t it?  ……and if noone else will, I will drink to that!  Cheers!5-5 devil's cocktail

 

Devil’s Cocktail

1 1/2 oz. Brandy

3/4 oz. Dry Vermouth

1/2 oz. Blue Curacao

2 Dashes Aromatic Bitters

 

Method:  Begin by pouring the measured amounts of brandy, dry vermouth, and blue curacao into a mixing glass filled with ice.  Shake well, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Take an orange rind and twist it over the drink to allow the oils from the rind to disperse onto the glass, then rub it on the rim before dropping it into the drink.  Add a couple dashes of bitters.  Stir the bitters in with a stir stick, then serve.

 

This Day in History:

1809 – Mary Kies becomes the first woman granted a US Patent, for a technique of how to weave straw using silk and thread.

1862 – Mexican troops, led by Ignacio Zaragoza, stopped a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla, (Cinco de Mayo).

1865 – In North Bend, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, the first train robbery took place.

1904 – Cy Young pitched the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball, helping his Boston Americans win against the Philadelphia Athletics.

 

Notable Birthday:

German philosopher and socialist, Karl Marx, was born on this date in 1818.

Notable Quote:

“Religion is the impotance of the human mind to deal with occurances it cannot understand.”  –  Karl Marx

 

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