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Cocktail Recipes To Help Ease The Pain Of Taxes

Happy Friday! This is the last weekend before your taxes are due. Oh did you forget? Yes, your federal taxes are due on Tuesday April 15th. To help take the sting out of paying a chunk of your hard earned money, I have a few cocktail recipes to help ease the pain.
Standard Deduction Absinthe

The Standard Deduction – Look at it this way… You have 364 days until you have to file again!

1 oz. Lucid Absinthe
1 oz. coffee liqueur
1 oz. crème liqueur

In a rocks glass combine Lucid Absinthe, coffee liqueur and crème liqueur and serve.






Tax-tini sobieski vodka cocktail

Taxa-tini – When the IRS gives you lemons, make this cocktail!

1 ½ oz. Sobieski vodka
½ oz. orange liqueur
¾ oz. freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Twisted lemon peel for garnish

Add Sobieski Vodka, orange liqueur and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a chilled
sugar rimmed glass, garnished with a lemon peel.

CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac tax time cocktail The Procrastinator





The Procrastinator – If you are standing in line at the post office at midnight – this cocktail tastes great
in a to-go cup!

1 ½ oz. CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac
¾ oz. ruby port
¾ oz. dry vermouth
Lemon twist for garnish
Combine ingredients over ice and stir. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.


Please enjoy, but only after you have filled out your 1040. It might not be the best idea to drink and do math at the same time.

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SRIRACHA Plant Declared A Public Nuisance, Will It Close?

sriracha bottle

If you are one of the many fanatically lovers of the hot sauce de jur, Sriracha, you might consider picking up a few more bottles at the store. The Southern California Irwindale city council has declared the makers of the sauce, Huy Fong Foods Inc., a public nuisance.

Neighbors have complained that their eyes and throats burn at certain times of the day because of the processing center. No doubt! That stuff is spicy, and when you cook peppers it goes into the air.

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The 4-0 vote during a Wednesday night hearing came despite assurances from company attorney John Tate that Huy Fong Foods planned to submit an action plan within 10 days and have the smell fixed by June 1.
Officials with the South Coast Air Quality Management District have been performing tests at the facility and have offered to help the company craft a mitigation plan. Although they would not release the test results, AQMD officials indicated that the smell issues could be resolved with active carbon filters — a technology the company has used in the past.
“The City Council is determined to assert its authority regardless of the status of the odor remediation efforts,” Tate said.

Irwindale already has sued Huy Fong Foods in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that the sauce maker breached terms of its development agreement and created a public nuisance. A judge granted the city a preliminary injunction and a trial is set for November.
The Council sought another public nuisance designation as insurance in case Huy Fong Foods does not install smell mitigation measures, officials said. At the Wednesday hearing, the Council asserted the city has the right to eventually enter the factory and make the changes itself, while assessing the costs to the factory. [LA Times]

I don’t know how I feel about the city being able to step into a business even if that business fixes the problem. That doesn’t sound quite legal to me. Anyway… Huy Fong Foods, Inc. must remedy the smell going into the surrounding area something that they have done in the past at the request of the council.

With that, I’m off to the store.

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Was Pro Surfer Kelly Slater Photobombed By A Dolphin Or A Shark?

pro surfer kelly slater photobomb shark dolphin
Image via Youtube

This is pretty cool. Pro surfer Kelly Slater was surfing it up in western Australia last week, where he strapped on a Go-Pro to get some really great footage.

Kelly is riding a wave and to his right at the 17 second mark, there is… something in the water. Some are saying it was one of the dolphins that was playing in the water at the time, whereas others are adamant that it was a shark.

Surfer Kelly Slater has yet to comment on his video but Association of Surfing Professionals’ (for who the video was made) Steve Robertson said –

“There was a actually a pod of dolphins in the area at the time, and Kelly actually got off the board and has essentially taken an underwater selfie with these dolphins,” he said.
“There’s no doubt about it, it’s not a shark, it’s not a ray or another surfer, it’s actually a dolphin in the footage. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Whether a dolphin, a shark, or another surfer, this video is still pretty cool.

H/t The Blaze

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