Friday, May 25, 2012

One Day, the man on the Moon, L'Chaim

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. To honor the many contributions made to American society, we give the traditional toast "L'Chaim" meaning "to life". Matisyahu, the American Hasidic musician who fuses reggae with alternative rock, is featured in ads for L'CHAIM vodka.  His song "One Day" speaks to the unity of cultures worldwide and to the end of war.*

The Historical Inebriant:  L'CHAIM Cranberry Martini   
(it's Kosher - it must be good for you!)


  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) L'CHAIM Kosher Vodka
  • 1/2 fluid ounce orange liqueur
  • 1/2 fluid ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 (1.5 fluid ounce) cranberry juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • cranberries

Combine vodka, orange liqueur, vermouth, cranberry juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously to chill. Pour into martini glasses, and serve. Garnish with cranberries.

*For my local friends, you can see Matisyahu live at the July 12th concert of Alive at Five - Stamford, CT


On this day in 1961, President John F. Kennedy announces his goal to put a
"man on the Moon"
before the end of the decade. 


In case you were wondering what ever happened to Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms
see our (April 16th post)

On this day in 1521, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring
Martin Luther a heretic and banning his writings.  We haven't heard the last from Martin Luther!

The Untold 411:
Booze, Babes and Fish Barrels - What you didn't know about Martin Luther


As always, have a great and safe weekend, and for my Jewish friends - 

Shabbat Shalom!

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