Thanksgiving is coming, and so is my family. I also finished an official draft of the wretched manuscript. Finished may be the wrong word. I sent it off to another person. Let’s leave finishing to the furniture makers; it’s easier that way.
It is a time-honored tradition to make maple whiskey for Thanksgiving. The recipe couldn’t be easier. Buy a bottle of whiskey and a bottle of maple syrup. The ratio is 2:1 whiskey:maple syrup. The first time I used fancy rye and it was fantastic. The second time I made it, I used a cheaper bourbon and it was fantastic. This time I made it with Granddad’s bourbon, which is cheap, harsh, but tasty, and I tried it a few days ago and it is fantastic.
Combine the whiskey and maple syrup in a big mason jar and store it in a dark place. Shake it for two minutes every day. After two weeks, serve it to your most irritating relatives, and watch them calm down. It tastes like alcoholic maple sugar candy.
To celebrate the end of my [number redacted] draft, I’m going to make dried cherry bourbon. This recipe is entirely courtesy of my local Trader Joe’s. I have a bottle of Trader Joe’s Kentucky bourbon (cheap and not bad) and a package of tart dried cherries. According to my sources I will combine 6 oz of cherries with 3 c of bourbon in a big ole mason jar.
Yum. It’s a little too early to start these projects so I guess I’ll get back to my paper on (and I’m not even making this up) vampire bats.
How do you celebrate milestones other people don’t care about?