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 news letter.

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September Tidbits

Good Morning Readers. Happy Labor Day! Hope everyone is having a great long weekend. Chillin’ and Grillin’. This Day was established in the 1880’s to honor the social and economic contributions of American workers. Also for this month it is National Honey Month, National breakfast month. Most important meal of the day. Add a little Honey to that morning smoothie. September 5th: National Cheese Pizza Day. YUM!  The 13th: National Peanut Day. The 29th: National Coffee Day. It is also National Hispanic Heritage Month. Grandparents Day is on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Also Fall rolls in later this month. So looking forward to that!

September Birthstone: Sapphire, Meaning: Clear Thinking

September Flower: Aster, Meaning: Devotion.

This month I will be having a lot of Shop Talk. I have been getting my Holiday Shop Section in order. Lots of cool gift ideas. Stocking stuffers, Also gift ideas for teacher, coach. Football season has started. Lots of Sports gift sets in my shop right now. And I still have some others to get in there. So please take a minute today and check out what is in there now and check back, there is more to come. http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. Some of my holiday gift sets sold out end of November last year. So get there soon and make your purchase before their all gone. I will be posting shop photos here and there this month. So please stay tuned, please stand by, cool stuff ahead, Great ideas are headed your way.

ALL ABOUT AUGUST

Good Morning Readers. Happy Friday! Today’s post will be August tidbits:

HOT, HOT, HOT!!!!!!!!

August is Family Meal Month. National Sandwich Month, and National Peach Month.Also National Catfish Month and National Panini Month.  National Watermelon Day is the third. National Zucchini Day is the 8th. National S’mores Day is the 10th.Potato Day is the 19th. And National Cherry Popsicle Day the 26th. National Trail Mix Day is the 31st. Julia Child’s Birthday is the 15th. 1912.

August Birthstone: Peridot – Meaning: Married Happiness

August Flower: Gladiolus – Meaning: Strength of Character

Just a few. Many more, but too much too list.  If you have a Birthday this month, Happy Birthday to you. Everyone have a Wonderful Day!

 

ALL ABOUT JULY

Happy July Everyone! Just a few tidbits in today’s post. This month is……..

National Hot Dog Month, Ice Cream Month, Independence Day is Wednesday. July is also National Grilling Month. The 6th is National Fried Chicken Day. The 11th is Blueberry Muffin Day. 17th National Peach Ice Cream Day. and the 30th is Cheesecake day.

Birthstone: Ruby, Meaning: Contentment

Flower: Larkspur, Meaning: Laughter

Star Signs: Cancer and Leo

And today July 1 is Canada Day (Canada’s Birthday) always observed on July 1 unless it is a Sunday then it is celebrated on July 2. So  Happy Birthday Canada! (Tomorrow)

Lots more on July, but this is just a few. Have a Great Day!