Like the guarded secret behind this crustacean’s famous shell, the aloe vera plant also contains within, a huge pile of sloppy goo. One would never know from the hard, jagged and pointed facade it shows the world, but the innards of aloe vera are soft, cool and soothing – as I remember all too well from those days spent baking in the sun (damn sunspots). Back then, aloe vera gel was my best friend, right behind the tin foil.
Cancer is the sign of containment, and like the the leak-proof, watertight container in which you mix your simple syrup, cancer tends to hold everything inside. when the moon is so full it looks as if it will burst with light, so does the intensity of withheld emotion becomes too much for Her to contain – and that’s where the term crabby came fom. the best way to sooth an ornery crab is to send her white light. if that doesn’t work, try mixing her one instead:
6 oz sake
3 oz aloe vera juice
1/2 oz Tanqueray Rangpur Gin
1/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
garnish with Zuccini slice (zuccini is a cancerian veggie)
pour ingredients over ice and stir. garnish with a slice of zuccini – another cooling vegetable of the moon.
(recipe created by gwen sutherland kaiser)
***if you only have the sake and aloe, those two are quite good together on ice alone.