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March 2, 2011

#61: Angel Face

1 oz Gin
1/2 oz Apricot Brandy
1/2 oz Apple Brandy
Combine in a mixing glass with ice, shake, and strain into a chilled glass.

This was such a small drink I wondered if I should serve this in a short glass or a martini glass. As you can see, I chose the martini glass, but mainly for visual interest.

Well, this was sweet, light, and airy, so I guess the name is appropriate. The strong flavors of the apricot and apple with the gin provided a bit of a bite, but still remained subtle. Overall it was pretty good.

I did taste light and feathery, smooth and heavenly, but it really wasn't my style. A bit too much of a "girls" drink for me, but I am glad I tried it.


From the first mission to the last. In honor of the recent launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery on it's last mission, I found this cool photo of the Original Star Trek series cast at the original space shuttle, Enterprise. They actually look like they are having a good time. I can see DeForest Kelley (Bones) engaged with one of the Mission Control Specialists, and the leisure suits are a hoot. Noticeably absent is William Shatner. Probably in his private trailer getting a new man girdle fitted. Yes, I am a total nerd.

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