Chappy Hour: A Gold Narcissus For Plastic's Republic
Believe it or not, Barbie will soon be celebrating her 60th birthday. It seems like just yesterday we were dressing her up, combing out/cutting off her tangled hair and imagining her in all kinds of scenarios – whether it was going on a date or getting crazy on the town with the GF's – sans Ken. Giovanna Riccio's new collection of poetry Plastic's Republic (Guernica Editions), explores the impact Barbie has had culturally throughout the past 60 years – touching on philosophical and feminist perspectives, as well as body image issues. Check out a sample piece from the collection below and find ALU mixologist Tan Light's fresh and fruity cocktail pairing The Golden Narcissus to celebrate this iconic anniversary.See more details below
March 9 is Barbie’s 60th birthday! To celebrate the big day, I tried my hand at the Golden Narcissus, a drink that is fresh, fruity, and fabulous.
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‘Gold Narcissus’ Cocktail:
What You Need:
1 oz Lemon Vodka
1 oz Limoncello
(or, 2 oz fresh lemonade)
½ oz Crème d’abricot, (or a tsp of apricot jam)
Dash of Cherry bitters
Champagne, or sparkling grape juice
Garnish –Lemon peel, Maraschino cherry
Garnish – edible gold flecks
What to do:
Add ice to cocktail shaker.
Add vodka, limoncello and crème d’abricot, or, lemonade and jam.
Add a dash or two of Cherry Bitters.
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Top with champagne/sparkling grape juice.
If you are feeling super fancy, shake in some edible gold flakes, and finished with a lemon and cherry garnish.
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After gazing into the depths of your glass of Golden Narcissus, take some time to read this longer excerpt from Plastic's Republic ( clicking here begins a PDF download), and then grab the full collection!
For more Chappy Hour, click here.
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