Friday OT: Brandy Alexander

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Cocktail Friday

1 1/2 OZ Brandy
1 OZ Creme de Cacao
1 OZ Cream (I used Almond milk)

Put all three ingredients into a shaker
Add ice and shake till cold
Strain into glass
Garish with nutmeg and/or grated chocolate

Tasting notes:
For when you can’t decide between dessert or an after dinner drink
Literally a dessert in a glass
Smells like Nutmeg and Chocolate ( I wonder why)
Sweet but not too rich
Like those brandy filled chocolates but with a better balance.
Cream is much better than almond milk, but for those lactose intolerant it’s still good.
Yummy. Good after a meal or in front of a fire (Reminds me of winter)
Can sneak up on you.

I tried this as a Bourbon Alexander as well. Basically just replacing the brandy with bourbon. The bourbon just overpowers the other ingredients, and makes me just wish I had used it in a different cocktail. Just roll with the brandy for this one.


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BleedingRedAndGold
04/16/2021 11:00 pm

Brandy was a fine girl, but I don’t think she lived and worked in Manhattan. It was a port, after all, and Madhatten isn’t exactly known for that.

ForeverRanger91
04/16/2021 10:13 pm

With the passing of Felix Silla only two of the original cast of The Addams Family are still alive, and one of them is John Astin who was the third oldest cast member on the show.

pompano
04/16/2021 9:57 pm

pompano
04/16/2021 9:50 pm
Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
04/16/2021 8:54 pm

The 23rd pick in the AG mock draft is complete and turned in. I hope Tony lets me out of detention now.

pompano
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/16/2021 8:57 pm

I don’t feel tardy…

Tony Sommer
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/16/2021 9:00 pm

Thanks! Now where did I put that dungeon key…

Last edited 1 year ago by Tony Sommer
Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  Tony Sommer
04/16/2021 9:15 pm

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EAFOX
04/16/2021 8:14 pm

Preference – and realize the time involved – Would you rather take
A) a couple of orbits around the Earth
B) a trip to the moon and back
C) a trip to Mars and back
D) a trip to Pluto and beyond
E) a trip to the sun

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
04/16/2021 8:15 pm

F) a trip to Key West

EAFOX
Reply to  steve_chiefs
04/16/2021 8:17 pm

Excellent – you think outside the box

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  EAFOX
04/16/2021 9:50 pm

The Moon baby! Still might if I live long enough.comment image

Last edited 1 year ago by MasterChief
BleedingRedAndGold
04/16/2021 7:59 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
04/16/2021 8:03 pm
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
04/16/2021 8:18 pm

Not all Europeans dislike America and Americans, and for good reasons. Here’s the first of two

Last edited 1 year ago by BleedingRedAndGold
BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
04/16/2021 8:21 pm
EAFOX
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
04/16/2021 8:21 pm

Since scientists are constantly finding new truths, can one use science as a basis to explain truth in our universe.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  EAFOX
04/16/2021 8:25 pm

Perhaps, but to me truths are not facts. The universe is constructed of facts, while we humans struggle to understand truths. As David Drake once wrote, I believe that there’s an objected Truth to everything, I just don’t think folks are likely to find it. Truths require interpreting facts, after all.

Addendum: A shorter way of putting it is that you can have facts without finding truths, but you cannot identify truths without a grounding in facts. The 1619 Project obviously doesn’t grasp that, as one recent example, but there are those like them in good plenty out there. They never want rigor, that can interfere with getting the results they want, so inconvenient facts may be left out, while the facts supporting the cause can be highlighted.

This is fundamental intellectual dishonesty, and while the Right’s not innocent, the Left glorifies it, and has since Dworkin, at least.

Last edited 1 year ago by BleedingRedAndGold
EAFOX
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
04/16/2021 8:32 pm

All I know is that I here the phrase – “Science proves that…” many times in many different areas. Taken to the extreme, science cannot prove anything since more “truths” have yet to be discovered.

pompano
Reply to  EAFOX
04/16/2021 8:36 pm

every answer leads to a new question…

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  EAFOX
04/16/2021 9:01 pm

And you’ll rarely hear scientists say that, either. Science demonstrates, but seldom proves. Galileo’s gravity experiment was a standard, right up until it wasn’t. It’s not that he was a bad scientist, but because his test equipment was too limited to do more.

The difference between science and religion begins with religion being about finding truths, and science is about facts, but the primary one is that religion does everything it can to never change, science does change when contrary facts arise. It might take time, especially early on in history, but it eventually happens. The heliocentric model of the solar system kerfluffle is likely the best-known example of the stark dichotomy, with the Church holding the political power in the game.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
04/16/2021 9:11 pm

steak-umm had a point calling out Niel Degass Tysons (sic) tweet. Science may not necessarily be true/truth for a variety of reasons.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
04/16/2021 8:41 pm

If I’m forced to choose between fact and truth, I’ll take the truth.

pompano
Reply to  probablyamistake
04/16/2021 8:43 pm

is that a fact?

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  pompano
04/16/2021 8:44 pm

Only if it’s true

pompano
Reply to  probablyamistake
04/16/2021 8:46 pm

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,”

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  pompano
04/16/2021 8:50 pm

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and temporary. Truth is eternal. ?

pompano
Reply to  probablyamistake
04/16/2021 8:53 pm

Youth is temporary, beauty is eternal.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  pompano
04/16/2021 8:55 pm
probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/16/2021 9:01 pm
probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  pompano
04/16/2021 8:56 pm

Touche’

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
04/16/2021 9:02 pm

Is There in Truth No Beauty?”

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
04/16/2021 6:59 pm

You said it was a gimme you….!!!!!

EAFOX
Reply to  probablyamistake
04/16/2021 8:00 pm

Assault with a deadly weapon.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  EAFOX
04/16/2021 8:48 pm

Flag on the play

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  probablyamistake
04/16/2021 9:14 pm

Pro Golf, there’s an urgent call holding on line one, they say they’re the NHL…

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
04/16/2021 6:45 pm

Just scheduled my first shot for Tuesday. Had to tell my boss I was going to be late for work, but I need to be fully vaccinated by summer.

Snafu
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/16/2021 7:56 pm

bitchin’

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:37 pm

Pentagon Confirms Leaked Photos, Video Of Unidentified Flying Objects

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/ufo-uap-navy-pentagon-confirmed-111558647.html

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:37 pm

“The X files intro and opening theme”

rip58
Reply to  gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:47 pm

That’s some crazy shit right there..,

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:47 pm

I hope it’s ours and we’re secretly testing against the best navy in the world, the US Navy.

I am torn if it would be worse for it to be Chinese/Russian or alien.

rip58
Reply to  MasterChief
04/16/2021 6:49 pm

None of them options sound very promising

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  MasterChief
04/16/2021 6:49 pm

Alien would be way worse. At least the Chinese would have a vested interest in not vaporizing the entire planet.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/16/2021 6:50 pm

They might be keen on vaporizing us though. ?

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  MasterChief
04/16/2021 6:53 pm

I think us Arrowheadguys will be spared due to our appreciation of their culture.
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MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/16/2021 6:57 pm

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EAFOX
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/16/2021 7:54 pm

At the very least, I should be spared. I have a history of appreciating all different types of Asian culture.

rip58
Reply to  Severely Concussed
04/16/2021 6:51 pm

What if they are a all female species in smoking hot….

Last edited 1 year ago by rip58
Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  rip58
04/16/2021 6:56 pm

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river
river
Reply to  rip58
04/16/2021 7:53 pm

Abduct me please mam

EAFOX
Reply to  rip58
04/16/2021 7:56 pm

They can Close Encounter my ass….

rip58
Reply to  EAFOX
04/16/2021 8:03 pm

Nice…..?

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:26 pm

Kool Kid of the Day – Get It my young padawan’s!!!

EAFOX
Reply to  gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 8:03 pm

This is how our presidential elections should be decided – I think Bernie would have kicked everyone’s ass.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:25 pm

Chiefs 12; Chargers 9; Raiders 8; Broncos 7.5  

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 8:00 pm

12-5 seems rather low for the Chiefs

EAFOX
Reply to  steve_chiefs
04/16/2021 8:06 pm

Will take awhile to get use to 17 regular season games.

steve_chiefs
steve_chiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
04/16/2021 8:09 pm

one good thing

16 Chiefs games will now be played with starters 🙂

EAFOX
Reply to  steve_chiefs
04/16/2021 8:11 pm

Yeah – even with a seven game lead in the division – that is way too long to rest starters. Convenient if someone has a nagging injury.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  EAFOX
04/16/2021 9:38 pm

I just watched the Wild beat the Sharks, but with that in mind, resting starters on a rotational basis might be the way to go in the future. Gives some back-ups real experience, while not dragging the team down too much. That assumes no injuries, witch is a fiction, but every such scheme is affected by injuries every year, so we may as well lay out the principles and then adapt to whatever develops.

I cordially detest rigid plans, BTW. If one little thing goes wrong at the wrong time, the whole thing can fall apart. Plans should be as dynamic as circumstances allow, because if it’s at all complex, the unexpected WILL come up.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:25 pm

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 9:59 pm

IMO fully-enclosed stadiums are automatically DQ’d, even if they can open and close a porthole to the sky. Seattle squeaks by on a technicality, though. Pre- and post-game social culture is also a huge part of the equation, because “best” encompasses the overall experience, not just while the game’s going on. Even my Raiders fan friend, when we attended our first game together at Arrowhead, had to admit that our fans were friendly, and the rivalry stuff good-natured.

Same holds true recently for Vikings and Titans fans who came calling, so this appears to be a feature, not happenstance. Oh, there were scuffles at every one of them, and other bad behavior by fans of both sides, but those are rare exceptions, considering you have 70k+ fans in close proximity at an emotionally highly-charged competitive even where alcohol is an inevitability. RaiderBud noticed one such incident, and it was a Chiefs fan who was out of line, but I know good and well that Raiders fans have incidents like that at home games, too. Signified nothing, just a cheap barb, so to speak.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:25 pm

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:24 pm

LOL LOL

EAFOX
Reply to  gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 8:16 pm

Nathan Peterman – Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:24 pm

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:24 pm

Crazy Chiefs Highlights of the 2020-2021 NFL Season!

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:23 pm

L’Jarius Sneed – The Most Underrated Player in the NFL

Nasrani
04/16/2021 5:52 pm

I don’t need you to worry for me, ’cause I’m all right

rip58
Reply to  Nasrani
04/16/2021 6:44 pm
MasterChief
MasterChief
04/16/2021 5:45 pm

Deja vu all over again.

Tony Sommer
Reply to  MasterChief
04/16/2021 5:49 pm

Apologies to gonzag for making him have to post all those links again.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  Tony Sommer
04/16/2021 6:23 pm

technology lol

Tony Sommer
Reply to  gonzangkc11
04/16/2021 6:26 pm

When I saw that thread already had 100+ comments I thought you went a little overboard posting links…

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  Tony Sommer
04/16/2021 6:37 pm

Hhhaaaaaaa

rip58
Reply to  MasterChief
04/16/2021 5:50 pm

June 2020…

Last edited 1 year ago by rip58
MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  rip58
04/16/2021 6:48 pm

That was a turbulent month. Looking forward to a better June!

rip58
Reply to  MasterChief
04/16/2021 7:00 pm

Yes.. what a shit year that was !!?

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