"Say it Ain't So, Lance!" The Unassailable Gift of Integrity

One of the most tragic and disturbing sports stories of recent times is the epic rise and ignominious fall of Lance Armstrong.* If integrity is the bedrock upon which our character rests, then this former hero ended up as a Bond villain**, and one of the greatest cheats in sports history. With this in mind, I offer to you a new cocktail inspired by this thing we can’t buy, this gift we give to ourselves: integrity. Without it, we are lost. With it, we are a true human being.

*Watch the new film about this called The Program

**photo art: Josh Buckland


1 part Salignac Cognac 1 part Ramazzotti Liqueur ½ part Galliano L’Autentico
 ¼ part Nocello Walnut Liqueur 
liberal dash of Fee Brothers Black Walnut bitters Stir over ice, then pour into a chilled cocktail glass. 
Garnish with a roasted organic chestnut in the glass.


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