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The Weekend Cocktail: Bring Forth the Summer Solstice

Posted By Karen Young On June 20, 2013 @ 11:30 pm In Cocktails,Eat,My Daily Find,Recipes | No Comments

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This is the time of the rose, blossom and thorn, fragrance and blood. Now on this longest day, light triumphs, and yet begins the decline into the dark. The Sun King embraces the Queen of Summer in the love that is death because it is so complete that all dissolves into the single song of ecstasy that moves the worlds. So the Lord of Light dies to Himself, and sets sail across the dark seas of time, searching for the isle of light that is rebirth. We turn the Wheel and share his fate, for we have planted the seeds of our own changes and to grow we must accept even the passing of the sun. (The Spiral Dance, HarperCollins, 1999)

The June solstice is here once again, marking the longest daylight period of the year and the start of astronomical summer in Earth’s northern hemisphere. You will have a little longer to sip a cocktail today so enjoy this Summer Solstice Cocktail. Cheers!

 Summer Solstice Cocktail

2 ounces Skyy pineapple vodka

1-ounce pineapple flavored Malibu Caribbean rum

1-ounce rose’s limejuice

8 ounces orange juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain drink mixture into two chilled martini glasses. Garnish with orange wheel and a Nasturtium flower.

 

 

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