Sugar and Spice

Hello my sweet meats!

That’s what my AP Psychology teacher called us and I just remembered how strange I always thought that was.  But what might be even stranger is that a sweet meat is not even meat! It’s a candied or crystallized fruit!

One of my favorite treats is crystallized or candied ginger. I love the sweet and spicy combination. It’s supposed to be great for digestion, but I just love the taste. Love it!

Remember that Far East Manhattan I was running my mouth about in this post? Well, I finally got around to replicating this delicious concoction for my own pleasure for you all. And guess what? It contains ginger liqueur, aka nectar of the gods.

Domaine Canton

YUM. How cool is that bottle? Very caterpillaresque if you ask me.

The cast of characters

The maraschino cherries were a last minute addition, mostly because I love them and have you ever had cherry infused bourbon? Well, I just had a feeling it would be a good thing. I also finally bought a shot glass so I could give you accurate measurements instead of guesstimates.


1.5 oz bourbon (I prefer a stronger bourbon flavor)

1 oz Domaine de Canton

Couple dashes bitters

1/2 oz sparkling sake (found at Trader Joe’s)

Optional: Maraschino cherries

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and…SHAKE IT UP BABY!

This cocktail was very close to the Bob Peter’s original. I never would have thought to add sake to the mix, but it works!

This drink it not for the timid! If you are a bourbon fan, give it a try! I would love to hear what you think. If you’re worried about not having any additional uses for the ginger liqueur, I think it would taste incredible mixed with pear vodka (Grey Goose La Poire is my go-to).

I enjoyed this cocktail pre-Pearl Jam concert. An unusual choice perhaps, but even if I’m dressed in grunge, I’m still The Lady Olive.

As promised, this happened:

Crop Top: American Apparel Shorts: Urban Outfitters Boots: Alloy Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target (sold out) Plaid Shirt: Target (Converse One Star-old)

Thanks to those who took the time to take the poll! I always appreciate  your feedback!  Since there was a tie, I opted for outfit #2 because it was warm and I was feeling bold enough to embrace my fear of the crop top.


The concert was amazing!


The Lady Olive

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