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Weekly Cocktail: Sazerac

Ah, my friends. Let me introduce you to the glory that is The Sazerac.

A beautiful, smooth cocktail with New Orleans roots.

The Recipe:

  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 tsp or so of superfine sugar (pulse granulated sugar in a grinder if you don’t have superfine on hand)
  • 3-4 dashes of Peychaud’s Cocktail Bitters
  • 1-2 dashes Fee Brother’s Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters
  • splash of absinthe
  • Twist of lemon (or in this case, grapefruit…we were out!)2014-01-17 19.34.20

TIP: Chill your glass in the freezer for at least half an hour before using.

TIP: Use another glass to build your cocktail.

Add a splash of absinthe to your glass and turn your glass so the absinthe coats it. Discard the remaining absinthe, or if you are like us, and poor, just put it back in the bottle.

Splash of absinthe.

Splash of absinthe.

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Absinthe Glass Twirl

In the other glass, add the sugar and bitters and muddle together to form a paste.

Sugar, Bitters

Sugar, Bitters

Sugar, Bitters into paste

Sugar, Bitters into paste

Add the two ounces of whiskey, and muddle until the sugar completely dissolves.

2 oz of whiskey into the glass!

2 oz of whiskey into the glass!



Pour the cocktail into your absinthe coated, chilled glass.



Add your twist of citrus.



Rub the zest along the rim of the glass!

Rub the zest along the rim of the glass!


And sip.



And imagine yourself chillaxin in the French Quarter.



A GI Friendly Smoothie

Hey All,

It appears that for a while I need to jump back on the smoothie train to get my stomach working again. I’ve been feeling like, despite my healthy efforts, my body is just not getting the nutrients it needs and as a result, I’ve been feeling pretty weak. Nutrients from liquids are much easier to absorb than from solids, so I really need to pack as much nutrition into my smoothies as possible. 

Today, I bought a mixed veggie juice–which was AWFUL. It contained romaine, kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, and lemon…but it tasted like liquid celery with a hint of carrot. Terrible. But it is an insanely nutritional juice, so I decided that I’d have to just mix it in with a regular smoothie. 

I poured half of the juice in the blender (saving some for a second smoothie) with some almond milk. I added a handful of fresh strawberries, an avocado, a bunch of basil from the garden, frozen mangoes and other berries, and some honey.Image

Blend it all up for a smooth, fruity, and mildly celery-y smoothie. My body already feels much better and I know I’ll be able to get through the day. So, even if you don’t have gastro-paresis, a little veggie juice and some chopped fruit can go a long way to feeling good. Image

For extra fruit flavor, add a ripe banana. Another great smoothie combo is a mix of fruit or veggie juice with some almond milk, banana, avocado, basil, mint, honey, and cinnamon. Talk about something to soothe the stomach! Basically, any time I’m having a very weak day, I try to incorporate all of the above ingredients because those are the best stomach settlers, in my opinion.

Oh, but hey, in other news! What a fantastic day! DOMA and Prop 8 are dead! Hallelujah! I told you, my friends. We are in the age of Aquarius and anything is possible. Love will steer the stars! Blessed be.


A Milkshake for Tummy Troubles

Hey everyone–

Thank you all so much for your support (in regards to my last blog post). Special thanks to KM, CDR’s mama who forwarded me this recipe for a delicious milkshake. Good for the digestive track, and the cinnamon is great for mental health. Read about it here.

So, we blended 2 cups of almond milk, 1/4 inch of grated fresh ginger, 5 pitted dried dates, and a nice sized dash of cinnamon (maybe 1/8 of a tsp). The recipe said to serve room temperature, but I needed it to have a little ice. Just four ice cubes did the trick (and then two after pouring). Divide it evenly between two glasses, garnish with a bit of cinnamon and mmm. Tummy troubles no more.

Mmmm! Yummy!

I should mention that I was pretty much keeled over with nausea before drinking this. And whether or not it cured my nausea, I can’t really say–but it did feel so good for my body. Nourishing. So try it.

And thank you all again for the support. If you haven’t yet checked out yesterday’s post, please do so. And if you feel like it, share it. I think it’s an important message to spread.

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