SEPTEMBER IS BOURBON MONTH

Bald eagles, apple pies, football-it can’t get any more American than that. Unless we’re talking liquor. Did you know the official national spirit of the US is bourbon whiskey? We can all thank Kentucky for not only producing around 97% of the world’s supply, but for making this spirit a national symbol. In 1964, Congress dictated that bourbon was “distinctive” to the US. People took that to mean it was our national liquor; however, in 2007, a Kentucky senator realized the shocking mistake and pushed for a resolution to be passed and luckily succeeded. Today, bourbon drinkers enjoy their whiskey in many ways and during any occasion. From Manhattans to barbecue glazes, night caps to tailgating, bourbon is as celebrated as America herself.

MANHATTAN: Bourbon Whiskey 2 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth 3/4 oz. Biters Splash. Ice. Cherry. Combine bourbon, vermouth, bitters and ice in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits or cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled glass and strain the bourbon mixture over the cherry.

Information and Recipe taken from the ABC Liquor Store news letter.

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MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS

This Mother’s Day think Outside the Bouquet with this beautiful Alternative Floral. It never needs water and is always in season.

IMG_3010Does your best girl like to sew or knit? What about getting her something to bling out her craft room or craft station.

img_7609What about when she is relaxing. Does she like to curl up with a good book and a glass of her favorite wine?

IMG_4095Get more Mother’s Day gift ideas and see more great photos and display ideas at my shop on Etsy. Click onto this link http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. Hope to see you there!

 

WINE CORK ART

IMG_3010What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?

—W.C. Fields

See more wine cork art. Visit my shop on Etsy at http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. Hope to see you there!

GOT MILK?

Good Monday Morning Readers. Everyone drinking their dairy? I love the show The Kitchen on the Food Network. It is fun, has great tips and tricks, and wonderful recipes. I love a big tall glass of chocolate milk every now and then. Between meals sometimes. They showed me a “add in” that I had never done before. Make your fav tall glass of chocolate milk and if you like the taste of ginger add in 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon of powered ginger. Talk about YUMMY! I love it! Plus ginger is very good for you. So next time you make your tall,cold glass of chocolate milk give it a flavor boost and spike it with ginger. You will be glad you did.