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Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Aye, Robert

This is the day devoted to the honor of the great Scotsman, the poet Robert Burns. As I have admitted elsewhere in these "pages", I have a rather short background in poetry. He did "Auld Lang Syne" I believe. But I do know a thing or two about good cocktails. The Bobby Burns is the best of whiskey cocktails...

Simple and effective. Equal parts Scotch and Italian Vermouth. Right before you shake it you add three [no more, no less] drops of Benedictine liquor. The Benedictine is the stroke of genius. Smooths out the whole recipe. Shake the mixture vigorously while thinking Scottish thoughts. Strain into a cocktail glass. Sit by a roaring fire. Sip. Auld Lang Syne, indeed.

6 comments:

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Lovely post, Mr. Lane. Funnily enough, the bagpiper who played at our 4:00 New Years was none other than Robbie Burns himself! Well, that was the name on his business card. And, oh dear, there's a picture floating around facebook of me kissing his cheek!

M.Lane said...

Mrs. Scoffs, I will dedicate myself to finding that photo!!! Were I a Scot [some on my mom's side but not close enough to overcome the Norwegian/Irish] and my last name Burns and I had a son, Robert it would be!!

ML

Suburban Princess said...

I always find it amusing how North Americans call him Bobby....in Scotland he is never referred to that way.

Enjoy your cocktail! I am sure husbandman will be settling in with a dram tonight as well.

Preppy 101 said...

Very "smooth" transition here Sir Lane. xoxo

ADG said...

I could do the Bobby Burns but I can't do haggis.

M.Lane said...

ADG, aye.

ML