Thursday, April 12, 2012

April is the cruelest month

"April is the cruelest month" states Shakespere. Galileo Galilei would find this out and more - for on this day in 1633 the formal inquest by the Spanish Inquisition would begin against him.

The printing of Galileo's book, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (see the Feb 22 post of this blog), caused Galileo to be found guilty of heresy by the Inquisition and was sent to his home near Florence where he would remain under house arrest for the rest of his life.

The Historical Inebriant:  The Galileo

  • 1/2 oz  Galliano
  • 1/2 oz  Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • 10  oz Orange Juice
  • Dash of Grenadine

Put galliano, vodka, triple sec, orange juice, grenadine and lime in your shaker, and shake vigoriously and strain in a tall glass.

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