Saturday, August 25, 2012

“Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse,” Golda Meir.

August 26

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them. -Sojourner Truth 
On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment went into effect, giving women the right to vote...#girlsruleboysdrool. In 1776, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her husband, John, while he attended the Continental Congress. In this letter Abigail asked her husband and the other men working on the Declaration of Independence to  "Remember the Ladies." The oh so clever John jokingly responded, "The Declaration's wording specifies that 'all men are created equal.'" Oh...No..You...Didn't! We all know exactly what those types of answers mean to a women, (insert cavalry call) WAR! With the blood sweat and tears of Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, and many more courageous women. We got our "Told you" moment 92 years ago!
Hold up ladies, I'm not done with you yet! Did you know that in the last presidential election only 73% of women were registered to vote. Of the registered women voters, only 66% voted! Our foremothers worked too hard, too hard for us, now. Ladies spread the word, get registered and get out there. It's no secret we like to voice our opinions, why are we getting shy now?
So...we toast all the women who fought for this privilege and we toast all the women who are going to get to the polls on November 6.

Now to the good stuff...

The Roaring Twenties are famous for flappers, jazz, Art Deco, and pretty much all in all partying! Ironically this all went on during Prohibition, which went from 1920-1933. (OK, so maybe our foremothers weren't perfect) Even more ironic is the fact that an era where drinking was banned actually shaped the way we drink today. Fun Fact: The American lager which is so popular today actually came from prohibition home brewers. They would brew an extremely strong beer, then water it down to last longer.

The Bronx Martini
(A bit funkier than Manhattan)
It was important for drinks in this era to easily pass as non alcoholic beverages, whiskey was popular as it could pass for ice tea in a highball glass. Perhaps the hottest liquor of the era was bathtub gin, named for where it was distilled. (Hope they were a little better than me at cleaning)
The drinks inventor supposedly named the drink after a day at the Bronx Zoo. The numerous strange animals at the zoo, reminded him of the strange creatures (pink elephants?) people saw after enjoying the cocktail. I wanna hang out with this guy!


2oz Gin
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2oz Dry Vermouth
1oz Fresh orange juice


Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake, Shake, Shake senora, shake your cocktail right!
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with an orange slice
Drink - Repeat

Here's to the men we love 
Here's to the men that love us 
And if the men we love don't love us 
F'em, and here's to us...

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