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Hang over? Fernet about it!

I wonder if I could get my wife to try this…if I didn’t let her know it had Fernet in it.

Recipe:

1 oz. Domaine De Canton
1 oz Fernet Branca*
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
top with ginger beer or club soda (family opinion splits here)

In an ice filled shaker add Domaine De Canton, Fernet Branca and lemon juice. Shake hardily. Pour into a tall ice filled glass and top with the ginger beer or club soda. Garnish with lemon or a fresh mint sprig.

*Play with the measure of Fernet, just a bit will add a lot of flavor to a cocktail.

 

As cocktail enthusiasts you should know by now that writing and research is just an excuse for us to drink and try new cocktails, but like everyone else, the morning after can be tough. While the “hair of the dog” for many people consists of a Bloody Mary or Mimosa, we swear by a combination of the following two ingredients; Fernet Branca and ginger.

Like most cordials, Fernet was originally concocted for medicinal purposes. The combination of headache curing and stomach settling herbs include anise, camomile, cardamom, rhubarb, myrrh and eucalyptus.

It’s no secret that the other component, ginger, is traditionally used for all types of ailments as well. This is where our family differs the most; whether it is Domaine De Canton, ginger ale, ginger syrup or fresh ginger we all agree that the combination of Fernet and ginger is the best remedy for a hangover.

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Blue Skies and Hookups

I am pretty sure that if you live in Georgia…you already know this, but in case you don’t…today was gorgeous. Right now my weather station says 79 degrees and 46% humidity. That weather is Denver-like.

My friend Jessica hooked me up with a whiskey that you can’t find yet in Georgia. Everyone on the internet was raving about TX Blend. Now I have a bottle.  I will give you some tasting notes when I crack it open.

A Couple of Items

I will leave you with a laugh. This made me think of me.Fitzgerald11-17-13Shawk Yeah, he does.

My Kid is Cute

And she LOVES Bacon.

Seriously, we went out shopping this morning, and hit Star Provisions to restock on Bentons.

I took out the pack to take a picture, and I hear:

Daddy….Yes Baby?…I want to hold the bacon please…Ok babe.

Seriously. She wanted to hold the bacon.

Holding the bacon…and saying “cheese!” I love this kid,

She also got 3 separate compliments on how well-behaved she is. That obviously comes from her mom.

Oh, and right after this picture…she asked to hear “Hold on.” I am convinced I have the coolest kid ever.

Seven Things…Unemployment Edition

Seven things I have learned while being unemployed

  1. I should smile more in interviews
  2. Finding a job can take a while – even longer if you are picky
  3. You can live on far less money than you think you can
  4. I have the best wife that I can ask for
  5. I love how much time I have been able to spend with my kid
  6. I told you about the Dan Patrick Show already
  7. You think that there are lots of hours in a day when you are at home…there aren’t

Recipe for Hilarity

1 bottle of BBQ sauce with a loose lid
1 dad unaware that the lid is loose
1 20 lb cat completely unaware of the tragedy that is about to occur
1 baby sick for a few days.

Get sauce from fridge.
Not notice that the lid is loose.
Shake.
Sauce the kitchen cabinets, floor…oh and the giant cat hanging at the food bowl.

Cat runs away trailing sauce. Cat is corralled for a bath.
Cat howls through bath. – (mmeeerrawwwwww….merrrawwwww!!!!)

Baby laughs hysterically through the cat bath.