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Cosmic Cocktails | Aquarius | The Bleeding Heart

As we wind down our trip through the cocktail cosmos, we come to our next-t0-last sign: Aquarius. Symbolized by the water-bearer, Aquarians often find themselves happiest when helping others–both in face-to-face, person-to-person encounters as well as large-scale humanitarian efforts that benefit many. They also tend to be incredibly idealistic, but with follow-through: eschewing businesses that […]

Cosmic Cocktails | Libra | Tip the Scales

Or, rather, don’t–your local Libra wouldn’t like that very much. It’s no surprise that with a set of scales as a symbol, Libra is the Sun sign of balance. Equity. Justice. When you consider that Libra is also our second air sign (the first was Gemini), you will not be surprised that we have another not-to-be-tied […]

50 Shots of America–New Mexico

Because for the 47th state, OLD Mexico just wouldn’t do… (mostly because of it’s being a separate country and all…) ~~~oOo~~~ With a name like New Mexico, it’s not dangerous to assume that the Land of Enchantment once belonged to Mexico. Inhabited early on by the Navajo and Pueblo Indians (and others), it was 16th […]

50 Shots of America–Utah

One man’s desert is another man’s oasis. Did you know that Utah remained a Mexican territory until the end of the Mexican war? Fur trappers liked it well enough but Spain just wasn’t interested in such a desolate area. The Mormons, on the other hand and under the leadership of Brigham Young, found it a great […]

50 Shots of America–Nebraska

I think I’ve been both looking forward to and dreading getting to the 37th state: it’s Todd’s home state and so there’s a little extra pressure to come up with something stellar. Am I up for the challenge? Let’s see… The Cornhusker state came to be on March 1, 1867, just a couple years after […]

50 Shots of America–Nevada

Now that the move is complete and the bar is fully unpacked, it’s time to return to our drinking tour of America with state number 36: Nevada (which is Spanish for snow-covered, named after the Sierra Nevada mountains). Originally part of the Utah Territory, the predominantly non-Mormon section that is today’s Nevada broke off from […]

Sips & Shots: 50 Shots of America–Maryland

You know, if Maryland was a person, I think they’d be pretty confused. Take, for example, this scattering of facts: Founded as a haven for English Catholics, Catholicism has been banned at least twice within it’s borders! Still, it boasts the first cathedral in the United States (the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed […]