This is one of those really strange days set aside that isn’t really a holiday. Many believe it was created by Hallmark and the candy heart manufacturers, but history teaches us even less. Named after a Catholic saint it is believed to date to pre-church Rome. Whatever. It is to be celebrated by boys and girls madly in love with each other, at least for the moment. Candle-lit dinners with sweet music lullabying nearby, after enjoying a Blushing Geisha.
That’s what you read, and here it is.
· 2 ounces TyKu Liqueur
· 1 ounce pomegranate juice
· 2 ounces rose nectar
Seems there is a whole mess of cocktails just for Valentine’s Day. Amarula and Eve and Red Lotus are on the menu also. Go here if you don’t believe me. After all, I’m just the messenger.
I also read somewhere that we should hold a dinner party and have a festive dance party afterward.
Yes, Valentine’s Day is set aside for the romantic, soft music, love candles burning gently, cards dripping with gooey sentimentality.
Wait just a minute, there. Al Capone didn’t think so, and he didn’t offer any heart shaped candy or biliously sweet greeting cards when he had the North Side Irish wiped out in 1929. There were no cocktails offered, however booze was at the heart of the matter, if you’ll allow that little pun.
Twenty-nine dead on February 14, 1929 in Chicago. Hell, they do that daily in the windy city now-a-days. Pick up a gun on any street corner and fire away, because, dear heart, Chicago has the fiercest gun control laws in the nation.
You’re still stuck on the Amarula and Eve, eh? Okay, fine.
· 1 1/2 oz Amarula Cream
· 1/2 oz citrus vodka
· 2 1/2 oz lychee juice
· 3/4 oz ruby red grapefruit juice
· Lychee fruit for garnish
Back to the mushy cards. Supposedly back in the middle ages people sang their romantic greetings to each other rather than sending cards since most couldn’t read during that period. Cards, when they began to emerge, sometime in the 1400s, were of course hand made, so I guess the celebration day itself was probably not originated by Hallmark after all.
Well, cowboy, that’s enough for right now. I’m going out to the corral, sing a little romantic ditty to Poco Rojo and offer him a romantic supper of alfalfa and my undying love. Then, I’m going to make dinner for my child bride, put Mozart on the Victrola, and flirt with her, outrageiously.
Until next time, read good books and stay regular
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