Tag: tonic water

50 Shots of America–Kansas

Toto, I think we ARE in Kansas this week, the 34th state in this glorious nation! Look, Toto, at those dear, dear fields of wheat, sorghum and sunflowers. And over there, why those are some of the wagon ruts still engraved on our prairie from the Sante Fe Trail (1820 to 1881), can you imagine? […]

50 Shots of America–Minnesota

Clouds in my Curacao Minnesota may well be the North Star State and the Land of 10.000 Lakes (actually 11,842–that just doesn’t roll off the tongue as easy) but after reading up on our 32nd state I’m more inclined to think of it as the shopping state! Did you know the first indoor shopping mall […]

50 Shots of America–Indiana

The Hoosier State became the 19th state of the Union on December 11, 1816. It was in their constitution that the first state-funded public schools were called for, even if it took over 30 years to follow through with the plan. What is a Hoosier? I still don’t know, I’ve read so many possible explanations. […]

Sips & Shots: No Malaria Here!

This post was brought to you by the letter Q, not exactly an easy one to match in the Alphahol so I went with a tried and true favorite: Tonic Water, which is flavored with (among other things) quinine. Apparently, the Gin & Tonic habit began as a way for the British of the East […]