|Now that Congress has to get home|
we all can fly the friendly skies again...
As the week wore on, people were getting fed up. Pilots were directly telling passengers that if they're upset they should call Congress. Then this morning, in the face of outraged business travelers and the airlines' CEO's, and their own recess & need to travel themselves, lo' and behold, Congress was able, somehow, to pass a law allowing the FAA to use hundreds of millions of dollars to pay air traffic controllers, end the furloughs and keep America flying. And in a bill that was barely four pages long.
So today's cocktail is the Blarney - a cocktail from the old H & M bible and dedicated to Congress and all its bullshit. Delightfully smooth, peaty, smokey, it's amazing what a few ingredients can do...rather like Congress when they put their collective minds to serving their own self-interests. A good sipper for back room politicking, boardroom wheeling & dealing, or Red Carpet or Admirals Club fuming as you wait or reschedule your flight home.
2 oz. Irish whiskey
1 oz. sweet vermouth
Shake over ice and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino.