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This Week's Drink: Orange Gingersnap
cap, captain miss america
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cross-posted to waltz_time





For Two Drinks:

1 Orange
1/4 oz ginger syrup
Coarse Brown Sugar
5 oz Dark Spiced Rum
Ice
Two Martini Glasses

Chill glasses
Rim glasses with coarse brown sugar and set aside

Slice the orange into 6-8 wedges. Reserve two prettiest wedges. Squeeze remaining wedges over ice in shaker.
Peel fruit away from pith, add fruit to shaker
Add ginger syrup
Muddle
Add rum
Shake

Put reserved orange wedges in glasses
Strain rum mixture into glasses




In other news, my tarot_week community is totally getting featured in the LJ spotlight this week. The purpose of the community is to learn to read tarot by doing in-depth studies of a single card. I have done four cards already-- one card a week, and people post other discussion topics whenever they like. It is still small so there is not a ton of discussion, but I have really enjoyed what discussion there has been! It is also a good goal for me to see how many of the cards I can write mini-essays about without looking up references.

In kandigurl's writing challenge, I am at 6545 words in three days. That is counting only on the story I have been working on, not my tarot essay or this post or my roleplaying posts, which I am not sure should count. But it is pretty impressive, I am averaging over 2000 words a day, which is significantly more than I am used to.

Also, this weekend, I managed to get a bunch of stuff for my apartment, as one of my goals is to try to make my apartment homey and livable enough that I will be comfortable staying there for another year so I can save money and not pay a broker's fee. I am excited...I got two ottomans with storage boxes under the seats, some spice rack thingies and a rack for my bathroom, and some decorative mirrors. And rugs! I am excited.
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That is a fantastic community idea! I totally just joined. :D

Oh, sweet! I didn't know you had a tarot community.

*joins*

I used to do tarot quite a bit, but I am sooooo out of practice. This looks like fun.

Oh, w00t! It has been fun so far if a little slow, but it seems like most people just enjoy reading my posts! It would be cool to have more people who know what the cards mean to chip in their two cents!

Your community is lj famous!

I still need to add my words up, but I am counting everything. Are you working on one of the stories I've seen part of?

I am working on Book Five! Zoe is actually in the book now.

Mmm. Some night I am going to make a point of creating most of these cocktails you've suggested. They all seem very sexy.

Also, congrats on the spotlight! I was tempted to join when you first mentioned it, I'll take a look through. I admit, I'm only really interested in the novelty of it :/

It's okay to be interested in the novelty! Tarot cards are one of those things where the symbols are used everywhere and it is cool to know what they mean when you see the symbols in other places.

And most of them in one night?! Good luck!

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