Wednesday, May 2, 2012

This Day in History–May 2 1957


May 2, 1957

Senator Joseph McCarthy dies of hepatitis, brought about by unabated alcoholism. Two and a half years prior he had been censured by the Senate for his "inexcusable" and "reprehensible" conduct during his highly-publicized Communist witch-hunt. McCarthy eventually discovered that it was far more effective to have private industry oppress its workforce, rather than the government oppress its citizenry.


To Commemorate, I suggest a classic American Drink (very RED) with a Russian Vodka (such as Russian Standard).  For some reason, in my mind, I see him really enjoying a good Russian Vodka just like Kennedy enjoyed his Cuban Cigars.

Bloody Mary Recipe -

Type- Mixed Drink

Primary alcohol by volume – Vodka

Served -On the rocks; poured over iceHighball Glass (Tumbler).svg

Standard garnish – Celery stalk or dill pickle spear

Standard drinkware – Highball Glass

IBA specified ingredients*

  • 45ml (3 parts)  Vodka
  • 90ml (6 parts) Tomato Juice
  • 15ml (1 part) Lemon Juice

Add dashes of Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper into highball glass, then pour all ingredients into highball with ice cubes. Stir gently. Garnish with celery stalk and lemon wedge (optional).

Of course, if you are lazy like me – you can always just add some Vodka to The Greatest Bloody Mary Mix Ever – Original Juan

Za druzhbu myezhdu narodami! – Za Vas!

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