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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Mushroom wiggle

 As promised, some cocktail ideas for the warmer weather. To start things off, one of my own that already has gotten a bit popular not only with Rosa, but others as well:

Mushroom Wiggle

1 oz Licor 43

1 oz clear rum

3 oz Passion fruit juice (I used Goya)

dash of orange bitters

Shake vigorously with some ice and strain into a fancy 5 oz glass. The agitation will cause the juice to foam naturally. Garnish with lemon.


There are more which I will share as I find time. I have been extremely busy and working harder than someone my age with a bad back should......but the garden project I needed to do, is almost done. In fact, I hope to finish it today. (Everything hurts, BTW. I feel like a truck hit me and the driver wondered what the noise was, backed up over me to check, didn't see me, and drove over me again to resume his trip.)



9 comments:

  1. I had to Google "Licor 43" as I had never heard of it. What does it taste like?

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    1. Well the "43" is the total number of ingredients, so it's one of those 'blend' liqueurs, but just as blends usually still have a dominant flavor (usually anise/fennel) Licor 43 can be fairly said to be primarily vanilla.

      For a Mushroom Wiggle, the passion fruit is very tangy and adding citrus would be overkill, instead I felt the vanilla addition smoothed it out .....kind of a like a creamsicle, but with slightly different flavor.

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  2. Thanks for the info, I like vanilla flavoured consumables

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    1. Try it. It's not overly expensive. There is a special drink '43' is famous for: "Little Beers"! You use small glasses, preferably mini beer glasses which are easy to find. Pour in the 43 and then gently 'float' some heavy cream on top. It looks just like a "little beer" but is very much like a boozy milkshake.

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  3. Okay, nobody brought it up, so I will...

    My politics rule my purchases. This means I won't eat Chick-fil-A, (due to LGBTQ issues) and I won't buy anything from Goya (trump and anti-immigration issues, amongst other things) There are others of course, but it's my personal issues with Goya at the moment

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    1. https://www.google.com/search?q=goya+trump&newwindow=1&sxsrf=ALeKk02_q6CVEMG1U78s420beK10CRTcXg%3A1619771375913&source=hp&ei=77-LYK7jNPDL0PEPzbGK2AQ&iflsig=AINFCbYAAAAAYIvN_0LekH2-9inHPzFF_DibtXitmK4Z&oq=Goya+&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAEYCDIOCC4QsQMQxwEQowIQkwIyCAgAELEDEIMBMgIIADIFCAAQsQMyCAguEMcBEK8BMggIABCxAxCDATIFCAAQsQMyBQguELEDMgIIADICCAA6BwgjEOoCECc6DQguEMcBEKMCEOoCECc6CwguELEDEMcBEKMCOgsILhDHARCjAhCTAlCUkwJYl8cCYN77AmgCcAB4AIAB2QGIAckNkgEFMi41LjSYAQCgAQGqAQdnd3Mtd2l6sAEK&sclient=gws-wiz

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    2. I guess if that works for you, it's kind of admirable. Practically speaking, if I made such distinction, I would not be able to purchase just about anything. (I tend to doubt many suppliers of just about anything are small l libertarians, who are liberal on some issues and conservative on others, while also being atheistic and pro-environment. So political criteria would exclude like 90%+ of everything.)

      Also, over the years I have kind of given up hope that boycotts will ever work the way they used to. I feel like we as a society are riding a greased slide into oblivion and I am swept up in the descent. My choices now are based on quality of life issues for whatever time I have remaining.

      As for Goya in particular? I think my vote (combined with others) did more to thwart Unanue's agenda than my purchase of a few cans of juice did to further it. And, had there been an alternative, I likely would have chosen it since I'm not crazy about the degree to which they sugar and salt their commodities. And............these are primarily for Rosa and my guests, since I rarely drink cocktails made with juice. But this also begs a further question: Unanue gave us a loud, vocal 'heads up' on his position. So did Hobby Lobby and Chik-Fil-A. How many CEO's of things we buy feel similarly or worse, but keep it quiet?

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    3. Probably more than we suspect...

      My guess is that if you were to only use atheist leaning companies, the ocean would be a puddle.

      Thank you for pointing that out.

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    4. No problem. I guess there's a practical side to some boycotting that just doesn't work for me. Imagine you like something only made by one company and that company has a weirdo CEO. Is living without it hurting him or yourself?

      You can also take this to entertainment. Imagine not watching anything with an actor in it whose views are off-the-wall? It's really a personal matter of line drawing and for me, I wouldn't know quite where to draw it, so I just take each situation as it comes and do what I think will work.

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