the punishing sign of the scorpion holds watch over the valley of life and death. as swiftly as their co-ruling planet, pluto, delivers the final knock down punch, scorpio will be up again, ready for round two. raid, bug be gone, nothing can kill the scorpion. (actually, i hear that’s quite true in some parts of the states where they’re apparently as prolific than termites). those born under the sign of scorpio carry that sense of seriousness, intensity, drama – and as molly reminded me – that powerful healing energy with them at all times. such painful antics would have many signs fold, but scorpio just takes the lickin and keeps on tickin. of course that carries through to their love life too. they like sex. a lot. kinky & twisted or just overwhelmingly passionate, it’s probably not missionary tonight.
which brings us to our liquor at hand, the recently legalized ABSINTHE – which we can drink tonight, for the first time in many years! the perfect spirit with which to celebrate the upcoming REPEAL DAY on december 5th, which is the anniversary of the day the United States repealed the Eighteenth Amendment and gave us all the constitutional right to consume alcohol”. why, thank you jeffrey.
so like why is ABSINTHE a scorpio? well, i’ll tell you! it is ruled by scorpio’s OTHER co-ruling planet – mars. legalized only a few months ago, absinthe is made from highly potent wormwood, along with some other herbs and flavored with anise. wormwood by itself is actually poisonous, and in medieval times was used to cure all sorts of ailments, especially those having to do with the stomach. like worms. and like killing them. in people’s stomachs. ew. but true. oh speaking of turning stomachs, did you know that MARILYN MANSON has hopped on the celebrity spirit bandwagon with his very own brand of ABSINTHE named MANSINTHE. kudos for hawking something other than vodka!
UNTO DEATH (absinthe & black current)
4 oz blackcurrant juice
1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz absinthe
1/2 oz cassis
3 dashes agnostura bitters
add all ingredients to shaker and shake well without ice. pour over ice and serve.
(recipe created by gwen sutherland kaiser)