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Cocktails: Cosmopolitan

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Ingredients: vodka, cointreau, lime juice, cranberry juice

Drank on: May 16, 2018

Location: The Independent, Placerville, California

Notes: This place makes all juices fresh, and it was pretty and tasty too.


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On the Bookshelf: Foundation

1001 Books to Read Before You Die

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Title: Foundation
Author: Isaac Asimov
Publication Date: 1951
Country: USA
Genre: Science Fiction
Pages: 255

Synopsis: For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future–to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire–both scientists and scholars–and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.

But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind’s last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun–or fight them and be destroyed.

My Book Report: I am not sure if I want to do a book report/review for each one. I will definitely let you know on ones I absolutely hated. This one was a pretty easy read, short chapters of different situations through the years. If I think of more to add I will.

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Cocktails: Woo Woo

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Ingredients: vodka, peach schnapps, and cranberry juice

Drank on: May 21, 2014

Location: Clubhouse 56 in Sacramento, California

Notes: The bartender hadn’t heard of the drink name before but when I showed her the ingredients she said no problem. I really liked this one. It’s a nice change up from just vodka and juice. Also had fun saying the name with friends.


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Cocktails: Rob Roy (take 1)

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Ingredients: scotch, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters

Drank on: October 14, 2014

Location: Clark’s Corner in Sacramento, California

Notes: I asked for a Rob Roy (which is the drink on the right) I ended up with the drink on the left, which I am pretty sure is a Roy Rogers with a splash of alcohol. Guess i need to track down a sophisticated bar and just go to that for my cocktails.

What’s a Roy Rogers? It is a non-alcoholic mixed drink made with cola and grenadine syrup, garnished with a maraschino cherry.


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Cocktails: Pina Colada

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Ingredients: pineapple juice, light rum, coconut cream

Drank on: July 14, 2014

Location: Hotel Irotama Resort, Santa Marta, Colombia

Notes: at first the bartender mixed up the drink and gave it to me. I’m used to getting it blended, so I asked for him to do that by pointing to the blender (really need to work on learning Spanish). He got the message and blended it for me. yummy!