Cocktail of the Week: Little Word

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This weekend was the hottest one so far here in Davis, with temperatures reaching 104° F. So, I really didn’t want to do anything but lie around in a kiddie pool full of ice… But, life doesn’t always give us what we want! I had to make a cocktail for the blog and do a bunch of other chores and errands, etc., etc. I knew I wanted the cocktail to be simple and cold though. Something like a nice ice, cold lemonade. Something like the Little Word.

the ingredients

The ingredients

Little Word

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 3/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. St. Germain
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled glass. garnish with lemon slice.

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Perfect. Just perfect. Sweet lemon with notes of elderflower when it first hits the tongue with a pleasant alcohol finish as it washes down the throat. Cool, crisp, subtle. Plus, this drink is incredibly simple to make and takes almost no time at all. I could see this becoming the cocktail of Summer 2014.

Fog bank

photo taken by Timothy Richard Lavelle

Fog rolls in
rolls out.
An ethereal tide
that brings old
memories and dreams.
Images of what was
and what will be.
I lose myself
in the lullaby
of motion.

Today is forgotten
as I am caught
up in yesterday.
Tomorrow
slips away,
and time edges on
heedless of me.

Let’s Play the Secret of Monkey Island, Part 7

Deep Water

We last left our hero, Guybrush Threepwood, at the bottom of the bay tied to a heavy, gold idol. I hope he’s okay. Let’s join him there now

The guy seems to be surrounded by tools that’d make his escape easier; Sadly, all of them seem to be just out of reach:

That’s true for the scissors, the cleaver, the hacksaw, rusty knife, and axe… What else is down here with Guybrush? Just the idol:

Let’s just pick it up? That might work?


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