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Drugs Not Hugs!

Psychotropic drug therapy is the first line of defense for many doctors. Feeling blue? Have a Prozac! Can’t sleep? Have an Ambien! It goes on and on. It’s cheaper than therapy, it works faster than ‘healing from your emotional wounds,’ and above all, it lasts longer than crack!

So, in that light, I rewrote the Lord’s Prayer to more appropriately fit our ideals and our views on what is holy and the true path to happiness.

Our Pfizer who giveth thee heaven, Prozac be thy name.

Thine pharmacy I come.

Crying will be done

On earth as it is in heaven

Give us this day our daily pill

and forget our troubles

as we forget those whom trouble us

and lead us not into depression

but deliver us from bad chinese food

For thine is my savior

and the power of 100mgs

for ever and ever

Ambien!

I hope that made y’all smile.

-Joshua

Passion Fruit Martini

Passion_Fruit_VodkatiniCloseCome with me and explore Pazza Notte. It is located just south of Central Park on 6th avenue and 56th street, you cannot miss it, just look for the “Happy Hour 2 for 1 ALL NIGHT” special sign. In the spirit of their happy hour, I ordered a passion fruit martini. I figured why not? I love passion fruit, I enjoy vodka, and it was strongly recommended by a friend.

The initial sip had a small bite to it, but nothing out of the ordinary for a vodka-based drink. The second sip was a rush of fruity, yet spicy, goodness! It had a really mellow feel and could easily be mistaken for candy. This is one drink you need to remind yourself that it is alcoholic or else you’ll wake up tomorrow with a “what did I do?” feeling.

I have yet to try the food, but I would highly recommend going and enjoying the open-air café ambiance while sipping (N.B. I said sipping!) on this fantastic cocktail. I will certainly be returning for another round. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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Recipe:

Chill martini glass

In a shaker:

  • 1 shot citrus vodka (orange or mango)
  • 1 shot white cranberry juice
  • ½ shot Cointreau
  • Add ice and shake

Optional: garnish with passion fruit

Strain into martini glass and enjoy!