I have not had break from my children in many months, and that scenario is not likely to change any time soon. Since even going to the bathroom by myself is almost impossible, self-care has become both a necessity and a rarity. That being said this pajama set from Lunya has become a very important part of my self-care routine, in fact I think regular pj’s have been ruined forever. Admittedly, they are silk (machine washable!) and expensive, but they are the most comfortable, lux sleepwear I’ve ever owned and I’ve grown deeply obsessed. These pajamas and a cocktail make washing my face into a much more pleasant ritual, and I’ll take anything I can get right now.
The Manhattan has been around forever, but I took offense to it some time in my twenties. Thanks to an incident many years ago its become a bit of a joke that if I’m asking for a Manhattan I’m too drunk and its time to go home. I’m not sure why I hated this cocktail, but I felt like I needed to give it another shot. Turns out I’m completely out of sweet vermouth, but I didn’t let stop me. I substituted with Lillet Blanc and some syrup from my bourbon cherries. I was tempted to call this Lex Does Manhattan, but I’m 99% sure that’s the title of a porn… I can’t be 100% on that though, because I’m not willing to do that google search.
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2 oz. Heaven Hill Kentucky Straight Bourbon
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz. Syrup from Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. Bourbon Cocktail Cherries
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash Scrappy’s Bitters orange bitters
3 Bourbon cocktail cherries
Combine all ingredients in a low ball glass with ice and stir until chilled.
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