Scotch and Politics- The Autumn Daiquiri

Hi friends! How’s everyone holding up this week? Relief now that the debates are over? Did I mention I’m Canadian and a political junkie? And if I feel this anxious north of the border, I can’t imagine how all of you lovely folks just to the south are managing. In fact, with the rapid influx of news and the ever-changing cycle of information, I’ve had to take a step back from following along for a few days. Just to try and get my stress levels under control. But the one week countdown is on and I’ve got a fall daiquiri and some lighter news fair to help lift all of our spirits!


This week in the news…..

#TrumpBookReport is one of my favourite things to come out of this election madness! “I’ve never had a problem finding Waldo. Never. Ask anyone. I always find Waldo.”

I’ve recommended this podcast episode to anyone and everyone that isn’t completely sick of hearing me talk about podcasts.

A very apt little cartoon from the fine folks at The New Yorker on the recent verdict in the Bundy Brothers’ case.

A damn rad and hilarious collection of 2016 election terms put together by the fine folks of The Atlantic.

And in case you have to take your news with a side of rum, these days, here’s a recipe for an Autumn Daiquiri to help get you through the next week (because let’s be honest folks, trying to prepare for the next bombshell- whatever that may be- has proven to be a futile endeavour. It’s anybody’s guess. May as well sip on something tasty while we’re waiting….)


2 oz Spices Rum
1 oz lime juice
½ oz Cardamom, Black Peppercorn Syrup**

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a coupe.

** Cardamom, Black Peppercorn Syrup

With a mortar and pestle, crush 5 cardamom pods and 10 whole black peppercorns. Combine in a saucepan with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Let cool. Strain into a jar or a squeeze bottle and store in the fridge.