a dram of whisky,
& a bit of pop culture.
Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.
I just got a citation boner. For real. #NoSeriouslyILoveCitations
Uncharted Books is hoppin!
1 ½ oz. white whiskey (she uses Koval Rye Chicago)
¾ oz. Cocchi Americano
Our first four drams of Glenmorangie, sitting in front of us and teasing our taste buds.
Part of a whiksy seminar & tasting at the Lincoln Park Binny’s, featuring Glenmorangie master distiller Dr. Bill Lumsden.
Neil Gaiman: ENO announces Mini Operas: A Worldwide Online Talent Search to Inspire People to Create Opera
English National Opera announces Mini Operas, a world-wide, online search for composers, writers and film makers that will seek out emerging opera talent of the future from across the world. Three competitions to find future stars of all the components of creating an opera will be launched online…
A modern take on an old cocktail: Orange Milk Fizz. Instead of Gordon’s orange gin, it contains North Shore Distiller’s Gin #6 and Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate.
Are you coming to AWP? Do you live in Chicago? Do you write, blog, or look at funny things on the internet? Please join us for free drinks, Tumblr goodies, and awesome people.
Tumblr Writers Happy Hour
Friday 3/2, 6-8pm
2630 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Uncharted Books is a new bookstore that was funded on Kickstarter and had a Tumblr before it was born. It’s a dream spot for book-web-community nerds and I absolutely can’t wait to see it (and all of you.)
Woo-hoo! It’s Fat Tuesday, which means… I’m knee-deep in papers at my cubicle. Like any other Tuesday, really, except for the paczki that someone brought into the office this morning.
For those of us who’re unable to venture southward for Mardi Gras, we can still raise a cocktail in celebration of the last day of excess before the traditional Lenten season. (And for those who do not celebrate Lent, it’s still an excuse to raise a cocktail.)
There are a number of options for a French- or Lousiana-inspired cocktail, but I’m going to go with something I came up with while playing around with the latest North Shore Distillery limited release, Eldergin. (If you don’t have access to this delightful liqueur, a premium sloe gin will keep the proportions. But the Eldergin plays ridiculously well with sparkling wine, so use it if you can.)
The cocktail geeks will notice the Ten Cent Pistol is a simple take off the classic French 75. Instead of gin, it utilizes a combination of cognac and Eldergin, marrying French brandy with Midwestern elderberries. I like it topped with a sweet cuvée, but it works with any champagne.
While I won’t be down in the Big Easy today, I will be… well, I’ll be at home with my wife. Not exactly the epitome of revelry and excess, but with this cocktail in hand, it’ll definitely be an evening of bons temps.
Ten Cent Pistol
1 oz cognac
1 oz Eldergin
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
dash of simple syrup
Shake ingredients with ice, strain into champagne flute. Top with champagne, garnish with lemon twist.