how appropriate that the quince is co-ruled by saturn, and is therefore a product of aquarius. where apple is the forbidden fruit, quince is the misunderstood fruit. most americans, if you ask them, won’t even know what it is! these apple / pear hybrid lookalikes can be found only for a brief period during the fall at farmer’s markets and gourmet grocers. if you do manage to secure a fresh quince, don’t bite into it, as inviting as it’s flesh looks. like the sign of the water bearer, it is not as it appears. a raw quince will both break your tooth and taste something awful. so, what to do with a quince… what to do with aquarius? my dad is one, and i tell you, i just don’t know! these personalities – as warm and brilliant as they are – can be hard to understand. kind of like a ouija board. not quite sure how it works, just know that it does. if you’re very lucky you’ll score both the quince and aquarius… she’s the most peculiar sign with a delightful sense of spontaneaty. never a dull moment with aquarius. she’s delicously fun, just like her pet fruit, the quince.
HARD TO GET (FLOWERING QUINCE JULEP)
1 oz quince liqueur
1 oz bourbon
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
add all ingredients to ice filled shaker and agitate vigorously for ten seconds. pour contents including ice into chilled goblet. (chill by placing in freezer or filling with ice prior to use).