Are You Warm? Are You Real?

Are your taxes due?

No no no! That’s not how the song goes!

But it probably is what’s on many folks’ minds this spectacular sunny Sunday. My sympathies go out to those folks.

The song however is “Mona Lisa” from the Hitchcock classic film, “Rear Window”. It’s a great movie, a great song, and the painting’s not bad. Today in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born. I like to think he would have been proud of the movie and the song as well as his painting.  Anyway, that’s the world I’m choosing to live in.

The song was sung by the very enchanting Nat King Cole.

Another of Mr. Cole’s great recordings was of an odd, but effective song, “Nature Boy”, written by Eden Ahbez. Mr. Ahbez was born today in 1908. You may sing now; “There was a boy…a very strange, enchanting boy…”

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Let’s celebrate Mona Lisa’s big day with a;

Cappuccino Mona Lisa

1 shot Espresso

2 oz. Milk

½ oz. Cointreau

½ oz. Galliano

Using a glass for a latte, decorate it with chocolate sauce.

Put in the espresso.

Add the milk and liqueurs.

Heat and serve.

Gather your receipts.

Cheers!

Roger

4/15/12.

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