Blossoms, Shortstops, & Mockingbirds!

Must be spring!

It’s a big day for writers.

–          British fantasy writer Terry Pratchett was born today in 1948. His always funny “Discworld” series has made Sir Pratchett the best-selling author in Great Britain not named Rowling.

–          Harper Lee was born today in 1926. Ms. Lee gave us TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and the totally inspiring Atticus Finch. I had the great good fortune to work with these words every night for a couple of months one summer. They never lost their interest or their effect. I emerged from this immersion a better person. Thank you for that, Ms. Lee.

How about the shortstop?

That would be Cincinnati Reds’ Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin. Mr. Larkin was born today in 1964.

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The exquisite Blossom Dearie was born today in 1924. Ms. Dearie’s singing (and yes that is her real name) employed her tiny, delicate voice and perfect, winsome phrasing to delight supper club audiences for over 40 years and to educate young listeners about the “Figure Eight” on Schoolhouse Rock.

I’m a big fan

We’ll celebrate Ms. Dearie’s day of birth with a;

Lotus Blossom Cocktail

1 ½ oz. Pear Vodka

1 oz. Sake

½ oz. Simple Syrup

3 Lychee Nuts

1 Lime Wedge

Slice of Pear for garnish

In the bottom of a shaker place the nuts, simple sugar, and lime.

Muddle gently.

Add ice, sake, and vodka.

Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat.

Strain into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with the pear slice.

“…remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they’re still our friends and this is still our home.”

Cheers!

Roger

4/28/2012.

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One Response to “Blossoms, Shortstops, & Mockingbirds!”

  1. JayeBird (@JayeBird) Says:

    The doubly infinite Blossom Dearie would have been 88 today! http://www.theblossomdeariesongbook.com

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