In The Bible, in Exodus 10-12, locusts are one of ten plagues visited upon Egypt after the Pharaoh refused to free the enslaved Israelites. The rub is that God Himself had “hardened the Pharaoh's heart” beforehand. So if you think about it, wasn’t this kind of underhanded, or at the very least, unfair? How did he expect the Pharaoh to act if his heart had already been hardened? Duh! But God, as they keep saying, works in mysterious ways. LOL. The other plagues included hail, lice, frogs, boils pustules and carbuncles, the death of every firstborn Egyptian son, Light beer, Reality TV, and the novels of Nicholas Sparks).
My original intent with this drink was to create a non-sweet variation of the classic cocktail “The Grasshopper”. But I decided to forego the heavy cream altogether, and this is the result. And FYI to all you oppressors out there, freedom is good and plagues are bad. Except for this drink.
PLAGUE OF LOCUSTS
1 part Veev Açaí Berry Spirit
1 part Midori Melon Liqueur
1 part Citadelle Gin
¼ part Green Chartreuse
½ part fresh-squeezed Lime juice
dash of The Bitter Truth Celery bitters
Shake over ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Rub a fresh Basil leaf on the rim of the glass. Garnish
with a fresh Basil leaf.
There's reality, and then there's "reality"...
A plague of Bud Light.
Nicholas Sparks, one of the most pernicious plagues ever to be released upon humanity.