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Friday, November 7, 2008

5:00 Fridays


Did you hear the news? This great nation of ours has turned B-L-U-E!!! Best of all, this red state of mine has voted BLUE for the first time in a generation; the last Democratic president elected in North Carolina was Jimmy Carter. Barack Obama has redefined what it means to have a case of the blues.

You might say that we live in a Blue Heaven right now.

And so today's cocktail is a toast, a cheer, a tip of my hat to the man, the President-Elect, Barack Hussein Obama.

Blue Heaven

1 shot of good quality vodka (I'm still using the organic Rain brand left over from a party.)
1/2 ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice (No phony stuff tolerated here!)
1/2 ounce of blue curacao

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, strain, pour into a tall, skinny glass with a few ice cubes. I recommend some star shaped ice just for kicks. Garnish with a couple blueberries and a lemon twist.

Cheers, to my fellow Americans and world citizens who are jubilant at this change of tide!
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2 comments:

The Over-Thinker said...

I love lemon and blue curacao...absolutely no way to go wrong. Unless I forget the vodka.

GO BIG BLUE!!!

P.S. I love Jimmy Carter. I was named after his daughter!d

Violet said...

Oooh! Thanks for the recipe - we were going to go to Washington DC for the Inauguration and share a vacation home with some friends (all the hotels were sold out immediately after Election Day) but the people who run them suddenly got wise and CRANKED their prices.

My point? We'll be hosting an Inauguration party here at home in California instead of flying to DC, and I'm totally printing out this drink recipe to make for our guests! :oD Though maybe at that point we should be making purple drinks... I wonder how it would taste with some grenadine added?