Space Shuttle Endeavor lifting off. Maybe a repost but one of the most beautiful pictures of a Space Shuttle. [2560x1600]
To be one of the few that have experienced this kind of liftoff would truly be an honor. Every single one of these astronauts has a place in history, especially those who did not complete their journey. To you all, I extend a salute.
Here is a recipe for one of the best mixed drinks I’ve discovered in quite some time. I don’t claim to be the inventor, nor do I know who came up with the original recipe. All I know is this stuff is amazing. It’s commonly known as Grannie’s Apple Pie, and is made like this:
Take 1/2 gallon apple juice
1 1/2 gallons apple cider
1 cup sugar
5-10 cinnamon sticks
and bring it to a near boil over medium heat (slowly!) in a large pot. Once the mix is heated, begin cooling it back to just above room temperature. You can do this several ways, the quickest is to place the pot in a sink and keep cold water on the outside. Make sure the pot is stainless steel on the inside and out to ensure no chemical transfer from non stick surfaces. Once the mix is cool enough, add 750ml of Everclear.
For storage I recommend placing the mix into glass jars and adding a couple cinnamon sticks. Glass, unlike plastic, doesn’t transfer chemicals into your beverage, and makes a better storage medium. If you don’t have glass jars the bottles the apple juice and cider came in also work.
Mix well and enjoy responsibly!