Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In South Louisiana we call that lagniappe

Thirty days hath September, April, June & November. All the rest have thirty one, except for February which sometimes, every fourth year except for centennial years has 29 days...I mean REALLY!??!?  It's a good thing that leap year only comes around every four years because it's by far the most confusing of all the holidays.

The purpose of leap year is to properly align the solar year with the calendar year which keeps all the seasons in place. If you feel the need to delve into all the mathematics behind leap year by all means click here. It's incredibly boring so I recommend having this cocktail first.

Our drink today was created by Henry Craddock for the Leap Year celebrations at the Savoy Hotel on February 29th, 1928. It is a light and lovely top shelf gin sour with a dash of sweetness from the Grand Mariner and Carpano Antica. This drink is so tasty you'll want to drink it 366 days a year.

2 oz Nolet Silver Dry Gin
1/2 oz Grand Mariner
1/2 oz Carpano Antica
1/4oz lemon juice

Shake with ice and serve up with a lemon garnish.

It's a lagniappe day Ya'll!

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