Border Trilogy

He poured the tumbler full. Drink up, he said. The world goes on. We have dancing nightly and this night is no exception.
1 12 oz Bourbon
12 oz Mezcal
1 t Piloncillo syrup (or other raw sugar)
2 ds Bitters, Bittermens Xocolatl Mole
1 ds Bitters, Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
1 ds Bitters, Angostura
1 twst Grapefruit peel
Instructions
So everything is necessary. Every least thing. This is the hard lesson. Nothing can be dispensed with. Nothing despised. Because the seams are hid from us, you see. The joinery. The way in which the world is made. We have no way to know what could be taken away. What omitted. We have no way to tell what might stand and what might fall. Grapefruit twist.
Notes
Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.
History
You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday don't count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it’s made out of. Nothin else. Milk & Honey's American Trilogy. Borderized.
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