Saturday, April 28, 2012

Post for Friday, April 27 - Paradise Lost and the Connecticut Crippler

My apologies, I thought I had set this to automatically post to the blog on Fri, that never happened, (for reasons I assume are Pilot Error), so here is Friday's.

Hopefully you have been enjoying National Poetry Month (along with a nice glass of Port or, with some of the earlier poets, Absinthe) as there are only a few days left in April!

To browse through some stanzas:


On this day in 1667, – The blind and impoverished the statesman John Milton (who was by then both blind and impoverished) sold the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.

Some Local Note:

On this day in 1777, The Battle of Ridgefield took place as the British invasion force (reaching as far inland as Danbury) engaged and defeated Continental Army regulars (including General Benedict Arnold) and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.  The war would continue, but the British forces would never
reach that far into Connecticut again.

The Historical Inebriant:  The Connecticut Crippler


  • 7 oz  7-up
  • 2 oz Sour Mix
  • 5 oz Vodka

Shake well with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker, then pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

As always, have a great and safe weekend!

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