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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Lemon & Rosemary Bourbon Sour
From Foxes Love Lemons
- 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
- 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.
- In cocktail shaker, combine Rosemary Simple Syrup, bourbon, lemon juice and ice; shake well.
- Fill 4 double old fashioned glasses with ice; divide bourbon mixture between glasses.
- Serve cocktails garnished with rosemary sprigs, if desired.
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