Us & Them: A Unifying Cocktail

Did you ever notice that whenever somebody creates some exclusive group, that they always happen to be included in it? For example, an atheist would never envision a brand new religion called Islam, where Infidels would be put to death by beheading, since by definition, the creator himself would be an Infidel! Or some Jewish guy back in 1910 comes up with this theory about these tall, racially-pure, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Teutonic types he calls “Aryans”. And his theory goes on to say that these “Aryans” are so perfect that they are indeed the Master Race, and that all other races are chaff, especially the Jews, whom everybody's hated since before the Flood. 

 “Mordechai! Why the fuck did you invent that Aryan Master Race bullshit?! They just took our families off to Auschwitz, you A-hole!”

But no. The inventor of such things is always implicitly, yet incontrovertibly, a part of it. My point is, that we must then call into question the validity and veracity of such an invention, especially when it’s claimed to have come about through some “divine revelation” through its inventor. If it were true and authentic, then the inventor himself would be irrelevant, as he would simply be the vessel through which this necessary knowledge was transmitted. But since these revelations, without exception, are imparted to people who have a vested interest in the consequences of the invention, the result at best is nothing less than dubious. Yet another thing to keep us separate, to exclude, to create an Us and a Them. Ugh. Reprehensible, yeah. And that one idea, that of the “Aryan Master Race”, was responsible for 80 million deaths worldwide and unparalleled suffering and devastation, with ramifications that are still being felt today, seventy years later. I need a drink. Perhaps a Gin & Teutonic! LOL! Or maybe this…


US & THEM 1 part Green Chartreuse

1 part Veev Açaí Berry Spirit

½ part Absolut Pears Vodka

¼ part St. Germain
 ½ part Ocean Spray White Cranberry juice 
¼ part fresh-squeezed Lemon juice
 dash of Hella Bitters Citrus bitters Shake over ice. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish by dropping a lemon twist into the drink.


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