From Lee Hillson at the Phoenician Resort
2 oz Woodford Reserve bourbon
1 bar spoon of brown sugar
5 fresh mint leaves
In a pint glass, add mint and brown sugar, a few drops of whiskey and muddle (mix with a muddler) Add bourbon and stir until sugar is full incorporated. Strain into a rocks glass packed with crushed ice. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
Actually it's just a note to remind Beth not to forget these things on a recent
weekend getaway! What? No bottle of wine?
Here's a larger version of Georgia's bracket sheet to make it a little easier to read!
Your favorite cocktail says a lot about your personality, acoording to cocktail expert A.J. Rathbun, author of "Good Spirits"
COSMOPLITAN You're a dazzling statement maker. The Cosmo shows there's a certain sparkle about you. From its name, evocative of urban chic, to its bold red hue, the cosmo is all about independence and glamour .. two traits that you have in spades!
MARTINI You're a serene class act. The martini exudes sophistication. Poised and polished, you're able to communicate volumes with just a look or a few well-chosen words
MARGARITA You're thirsty for adventure. Sociable and dynamic, you crave adventure and you are afriad of only one thing: boredom. When you're holding a margarita, you're saying you don't shy away from challenges, complain about obstacles, or even pucker from the lime in your drink.
MIMOSA You're an effervescent optimist. Traditionally served at brunch, the mimosa is a bubbly, happy-colored cocktail that says you're ready to take on the day. Just like the champagne that gives your cocktail its celebratory character, you epitomize effervescence. Outgoing and friendly, you toast each day with an unspoken promise to yourself to see the sunny side of life.
MANHATTAN You're a rule-breaking trendsetter. Favoring this bold, forthright drnk reveals you're a bit of a rebel and a total individualist. Interested in staying in the loop about everything, you - like the city your drink is named for - are constantly pointing your friends to the trendiest new restaurants and hot spots.
MOJITO You're a spontaneous nature lover. Bubbly and bright, the mojito is as vibrant as you are. Characterized by fresh mint or spearmint leaves, a mojito in your hand tells others that you can't resist impromptu fun, especially if it includes anything outdoors.
BLOODY MARY You're an emotional bon vivant. The Tabasco and horseradish that form the crux of your cocktail mean you love the "spicy" things in life and gravitate toward experiences that set your senses on fire. Passionate and deply emotional, you felel everything intensely whether you'tre listening to moving music or watching a tear--jerking movie.
Learn one word a day--while you're
cooking dinner, riding the train to work or taking care of business
in the bathroom--and in just over three months, you'll sound
educated, articulate and literate. So what kind of words are on
this list? They are real words. Words that you can actually use
in conversation and writing that do sound smart, but not ostentatious.
Here are a few words for you to try out and impress your friends!
(noun): rancor, spite, bitterness, hostility, ill will
(noun): division into two contradictory or exclusive entities;
something with two contradictory qualities
(verb): prevaricate, beat around the bush, vacillate
(adjective): obscure, mysterious, cryptic, arcane
(noun): inoffensive or agreeable substitute for an expression that may be distasteful or offensive
(adjective): fussy, finicky, particular
(verb): obtain by indirect or convoluted means or through trickery
(adjective): persuasive, smooth, slick
(noun): herald, portent, omen, forerunner
(adjective): individual, personal, distinctive, eccentric, peculiar
(adjective): sinister, menacing
(adjective): shocking, explicit, vivid, sensational
(adjective): overly sentimental, mawkish, soppy
14. Non Sequitur
(noun): a response unrelated to or not following logically from
a previous statement
(adjective): showy, flamboyant, pretentious, grandiose
(verb): exclude, shun, snub
(noun): cure-all, magic potion, universal remedy
(noun): flatterer, toady
(adjective): everywhere, ever-present, omnipresent
(adjective): enthusiastic, passionate, fervent, ardent, obsessive, fanatical, extreme