So, sorry for the lack of content yesterday. Between church, going to see Act of Valor (well worth the $10), and a general case of apathy, I just never got around to posting anything.
At church, I was talking with an old friend. Old in that we’ve been friends for years. And old in that he’s 95 or so. An artillery officer in World War II, he’s often told me some hairy tales about life at war in those days. But the subject booze came up, and he mentioned the traditional drink of the Artillery, the French 75. Any semi-formal or formal gathering of gunbunnies well feature a punchbowl of this powerful concoction. It was a popular drink in the interwar years, but rarely seen today. The recipe via wiki:
Commonly used ingredients
- 1.25 oz gin
- 1/4 oz. simple syrup (or 2 tsp. superfine sugar)
- 1/4 oz. lemon juice
- Brut Champagne or other dry sparkling wine
Combine gin, sugar, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass. Fill with Champagne. Garnish with a twist of lemon.
Some recipes call for cognac in place of gin. Since I try not to associate with Artillery guys, I don’t recall ever actually having one.
Are there any other branch-specific drinks?
Why is it the same liberal folks who clamor for a more progressive tax schedule, also praise high gas prices? Do they not realize that high gas costs are just about the most regressive “taxes” around? Do you really think the Koch brothers can’t afford $5 gas? But people struggling to get by, well doubling the cost of their drive sure hurts.
I’m actually working on some real posts. I may even have one later today.
What do you wanna talk about in the meantime?