Mr. Huckabee: Where was god this past October, when a man was shot and killed in an Atlanta church?
Where was god this past June in Stone Mountain, Georgia, when two men were shot and killed at a church funeral service?
Where was god this past May when one woman was shot and killed and another critically wounded in a Ellicott City church?
Where was god this past April when a woman was shot and killed in a Aurora, Colorado church?
Where was god this past February when a pastor’s daughter was shot and killed in St. Petersburg, Florida?
Where was god at faith-based organizations across the country, where deadly force incidents are on the rise over the past 10 years (633 total, 255 of which have resulted in a death)?
Mr. Huckabee, where was god?
I wanted to stay away, I really did this time. I didn’t want to comment on this. But it angers me that THIS is the discussion we’re having as a country rather than, say, “Where was our mental health system?” or “Where were our gun control laws?”
I’m subscribed to a company called Bespoke Post. It’s a subscription service that sends you a “Box of Awesome” every month for $45. This box has various items based on a theme. They’ve sent out all kinds of stuff before from socks and pocket squares to gourmet salt.
The theme of July’s box was “Aged,” and it included various tools for aging your own cocktails. Apparently, some of the more trendy restaurants and bars have been making cocktails and placing them in barrels for a few months in order to add new and unique flavors to them. I thought that this was a fantastic idea, and now I was provided the tools to do it myself (albeit at a much faster rate, due to the “honeycomb wood stave” that they had provided - I only need to wait two weeks).
I decided to try this with a very classic cocktail - the Manhattan. The recipe is simple:
2 oz rye whiskey (I used Bulleit Rye)
1 oz sweet vermouth
Dash of bitters
The bottle they provided could only hold 12 oz of the drink (so that means roughly 4 Manhattans), so I made sure to measure everything out before I poured it in.
Here’s the end result:
I’ll report back in 2 weeks and see how it turns out.
By the way - anyone interested can buy a similar kit here. It’s so cheap I might buy a few more and start aging several different kind of cocktails.