Chappy Hour: Bee Sting + Twenty Seven Stings

November 26, 2015 by Tan Light

War – it is a word that invokes many images, many emotions, and for a growing population, many memories. Vancouver creatives Julie Emerson and Roxanna Bikadoroff use war as the inspiration for their new collaboration, Twenty Seven Stings (New Star Books). Emerson’s poignant poetry is illustrated with Bikadoroff’s intense imagery.

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War – it is a word that invokes many images, many emotions, and for a growing population, many memories. Vancouver creatives Julie Emerson and Roxanna Bikadoroff use war as the inspiration for their new collaboration, Twenty Seven Stings (New Star Books). Emerson’s poignant poetry is illustrated with Bikadoroff’s intense imagery.

Whip up a Bee Sting to pair with this collection – it’s an intense, piquant cocktail that packs it’s own punch.

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What You Need:

For honey syrup

1 oz. honey
1/2 oz. hot water

For the cocktail

1 jalapeno slice, about 1/2 inch thick
1 1/2 oz. reposado tequila
3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 oz. honey syrup
jalapeno slice & lemon twist, for garnish

What to Do:

Stir honey and hot water together to make honey syrup, then set aside. Gently muddle the jalapeno in the shaker before adding tequila, lemon juice, and honey syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a jalapeno slice and lemon twist. Serve straight up.

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What to Read:

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Read an excerpt from Twenty Seven Stings by Julie Emerson here.

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