Newton’s Second Law of Thermodynamics states that “the total entropy of an isolated system can only increase over time.” Great! Things fall apart, regardless of all of our efforts to the contrary. For example, today my toilet broke. Well, not broke exactly, but it now takes fifteen minutes (instead of 15 seconds) for its water to fill up again after a flush. And after a visit to the local hardware store and advice on how to rectify it (the "thingie" is clogged), I came home and dove into the toilet, so to speak, to beat back entropy. That’s the thing with entropy, it always gets worse. Why can't
Newton’s Second Law state that while you’re sitting around at home minding your own business, all these good things are happening behind the scenes for your benefit? But no, that’s not how it works. So how can you combat a physical law of Science? Hint: you can’t. So I offer the next best thing. A new drink to bolster you against the inevitable decay and degradation of all things. A martini variation with a subtle, haunting taste (the Strega and rhubarb) to give you that sense of things getting better for a change, Science be damned!
2 parts Citadelle Gin
¾ part Cîroc Vodka
½ part Liquore Strega
dash of Fee Brothers Rhubarb bitters
Shake (or stir) over ice, then strain into a chilled
cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel.
An elegant and succinct comment on Newton's Second Law.
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And be sure to check out these other Science related cocktails...
C is for Celeritas: A Fast Drink for When Things Are Slow
Ginger Not Mary Ann: A Glamorous, Captivating Cocktail
She Blinded Me With Science: An Empirically Good Cocktail