The term “16 Bars” is the standard length of a rap verse. This series is a combination of my love of hip hop and cocktails found at some of my favorite bars.
“Even when the skies were gray You would rub me on my back and say baby it’ll be ok”
-Method Man ft. Mary J. Blige “All I need to get by”
Valentines… are you sick of hearing about it yet?
Well hold that thought cause I made y'all a drink..
I’m sort of a Valentines skeptic.. And before you cut me with a side eye..let me explain..
No finding love ..
No more like finding a person deserving of your love…is true testament in perseverance.
It’s not easy or simple therefore merits more than just a day or month of appreciation..
For the longest I took the “Tina Turner” approach.. Tina asked what love’s got to do with it and told us it’s a just second hand emotion..
She was also a private dancer who kept her mind on the money and eyes on the wall.
So I realized her advice might not of been that stellar.
Anyway, as for my own advice on love and relationships. I’ve got nothing..
What I do have is Bourbon.. Which I’ve been in a passionate love affair with for a very long time. It's been by my side through heartbreak and breakups and tire slashing and phone calls and hang ups… It also eventually lead me to a guy who shares my love for Pappy Van Winkle, classic sneakers and hip hop. He also has the patience of a saint because I have colossal size issues. (just keepin it real)
So here’s to Bourbon and its healing power..
To loving yourself enough to be able to love someone else
To quiet nights at home and partners with patience…
“We’re only human girl we make mistakes, to make it up I’ll do whatever it takes.
I love like a fat kid loves cake…
You know my style I’ll do anything to make you smile..”
- 50 Cents “21 Questions”
2 oz Bourbon (used 4 Roses )
1 oz Grand Marnier
4 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Sparkling wine or champagne
Stir together bourbon, grand marnier and bitters in a glass with ice. Pour into champagne glass. Top with cold sparkling wine or champagne..
Adapted from Pal's Lounge in New Orleans..