Episode 42: The Haunted St Augustine Lighthouse // Tastes Like Rabbit

Patrice and Marleah drink Lemon and Rosemary Bourbon Sours and talk Rodents of Unusual Size, clean eating, feminist lighthouse takeovers, and ghostly laughter.

The Haunted St Augustine Lighthouse //

The first lighthouse in Florida has a long and fascinating history – one that’s left a lot of spirits hanging around in its wake. Let’s learn about unlucky lighthouse keepers and Fresnel lenses!

 

 

Tastes Like Rabbit //

In the 1930s, Argentina began marketing a giant native rodent to U.S. fur farmers. A few Louisiana entrepreneurs – including the son of Tabasco inventor Edmund McIlhenny – took the bait and imported some, and before long the little f*$%ers repopulated and destroyed the coastal wetlands, becoming one of the most homewrecking invasive species in the country. Welcome our furry overlords. 

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5 stomach-turning swamp rat moments from the ‘Rodents of Unusual Size’ documentary

M’sieu Ned’s Rat? Reconsidering the Origin of Nutria in Louisiana

Can’t Beat Em, Eat Em

EPISODE DRINK:

Lemon & Rosemary Bourbon Sour

From Foxes Love Lemons
INGREDIENTS
  • 8 ounces bourbon
  • 4 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • Ice cubes, for shaking and serving
  • Sprigs of rosemary, for garnish (optional)
  • 4 oz gin

Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • 3 large sprigs of rosemary
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
PREPARATION
  1. Make Rosemary Simple Syrup:
    • Place rosemary on cutting board and gently hit sprigs with back of knife to release their flavor and aroma.
    • Transfer rosemary to small saucepot; stir in sugar and water. Cook over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
    • Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes.
    • Transfer mixture to jar or container and refrigerate until completely cool, or up to 5 days. Makes about ½ cup syrup.
  2. In cocktail shaker, combine Rosemary Simple Syrup, bourbon, lemon juice and ice; shake well.
  3. Fill 4 double old fashioned glasses with ice; divide bourbon mixture between glasses.
  4. Serve cocktails garnished with rosemary sprigs, if desired.

 

 

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