Today, is the 333rd day of the year with only 33 days remaining till the end of the year.
Unfortunately, there are only 25 days left till the end of the world.
On this day in 1520, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, travelling across the Atlantic Ocean to find a new spice route, would navigate through a strait at the southern end of South America that would later bear his name. The three ships under his command would carry the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
Of the five vessels to begin a voyage to circumnavigate the world, only one, the Victoria, would travel the whole distance. Magellan himself would be killed in the Philippines.
The Historical Inebriant: The Rachmaninoff Cocktail
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. cherry vodka
½ oz. maraschino liqueur
½ oz. heavy cream
½ oz. absinthe
Dash orange bitters
Fill a cocktail shaker half-full with crushed ice. Add the vodka, cherry vodka, maraschino liqueur, heavy cream and absinthe to the cocktail shaker. Cover the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds. Strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the orange bitters to the cocktail and garnish the rim of the glass with a fresh lemon wedge. Serve while ice cold.
25 Days Left!