It’s Nessie’s Birthday…Sorta!

Imagine St. Columba’s surprise when he gazed out over Loch Ness this morning in the year 565 and saw a monster! A moment like that certainly deserves its own drink.

Thus, our “Drink 4cast 4 2day is;

Loch Ness Monster Cocktail

¾ oz. McGrath’s Irish Cream

¾ oz. Jagermeister

¾ oz. Midori Melon Liqueur

Pour the McGrath’s into a martini glass.

Pour Jagermeister carefully against the edge of the glass to float on top of the McGrath’s.

Do the same with the Midori.

Take as a shot.

A couple of those and you might see two monsters!

Today we can also celebrate;

–         The founding of the Red Cross in 1864.

–         The founding of the Cadillac Motor Company in 1902. Incidentally, it was also on this day in 1902 that Theodore Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to ride publically in an automobile. I don’t think it was a Cadillac though.

–         And today in 1989, Nolan Ryan struck out Ricky Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.

We have other birthdays besides Nessie;

–         Dorothy Parker, perhaps the wittiest person in history, was born today in 1893. I cannot vouch for the veracity of the report that her first words as a baby were “What fresh hell is this?”

–         Blues man John Lee Hooker (1912) shares this birthday with composer Claude Debussy (1862). What a duet that would be!

–         Science-fiction master Ray Bradbury was also born today in 1920. “By the pricking of my thumbs…”

More good news from the Kentucky wineries;

Here are two wines (a red and a white) that won gold at the Kentucky State Fair. The red is a Chambourcin from Chad Peach’s Prodigy Vineyards in Frankfort and the white is a Vidal Blanc from Curtis Segreto’s Elk Creek Winery in Owenton. Way to go guys!

Cheers,

Roger

8/22/11.

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