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A Spontaneous Libation for your Consideration

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A Pleasant Walk in the Park, or The Deeper Meaning Behind Wild Squirrel Sex

April 1, 2013. I put on my temporary neck tattoo and rode my velocipede down to Powell’s bookstore the other day. Luckily, there’s designated parking throughout most of downtown Portland for velocipedes, and I took the next to last one available. Dodging through the mass of newspaper sellers, itinerant players of Trevelyan’s Rocker, and stand-ins for the cover of Shearwater’s magnificent album “Rook”, I quickly found my way up to the rare book room. I often visit this room for some peace and solitude, as all the books in this room are over $20.

While idly browsing the stacks of books, I was startled to find one pushed to the back of the shelf, as if someone had wanted to hide the book from the gaze of mere mortals. Even more startling, the cover was not affixed with multitudes of bird stickers. Though the print was barely legible, I could make out that it was a Eighteenth century book of “Divers Receipts for the Manufacture, Blending and Drinking of Chymically-Flavoured Neutral Grain Spirits at Modest Proof”. Knowing my velocipede was safely parked outside and that I had removed the seat, the large wheel, the tires and the chain to deter thieves, I settled down to peruse the curious little book.

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Recent Discussion

  • Re Sweet Caisata, 21 hours ago Zachary Pearson commented:

    The liqueur they're using here is 60 proof. Some people might want to drop the simple. Thanks, Zachary

  • Re Leapfrog, 1 day ago Cara A commented:

    I find lemon juice overpowers more subtle flavors, so I dial it back to 1/2 ounce here. Tasty!

  • Re Mr. Baily's Bender, 2 days ago flickerdart commented:

    "1 splash" is not correct. You probably want at least 2 ounces of tonic in this, and at least another ounce of seltzer to dilute the intense sweetness.

  • Re Corpse Carré, 2 days ago lesliec commented:

    Another superb creation by the House of Yarm! Although, were I feeling brave, I might suggest Vieux Corpse as a more ... interesting name.

  • Re Rest in Pieces of Eight, 4 days ago dsimsion commented:

    Funky & flavorful