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Espresso with Elephants

Espresso Anywhere

Shut up and take my money, Handpresso, maker of portable espresso machines.

To be honest, you had me at “Hand” but then you really nailed it with the “presso” part. How did you know I was the perfect person to which to send that press release this morning?

At any rate, I can’t wait to use you:

Before elephants trample me.

Espresso with Elephants

Or while I’m paragliding in Austria.

Paragliding with espresso

Come to think of it, I may not be worldly enough to buy your portable espresso sets. But I do like the idea of being able to have a cup of espresso anywhere, anytime. Good luck!

Here’s the Official Black-Eyed Susan Recipe For the 2013 Preakness Stakes

2013 Black-Eyed Susan Recipe

The Black-Eyed Susan is hardly as elegant as the Kentucky Derby’s Mint Julep. But, it sounds tasty enough.

The weird thing about the Black-Eyed Susan is that there are so many variations on how to make it. Sometimes it’s made with vodka, sometimes with whiskey. This recipe calls for both vodka and whiskey and Baltimore Business Journal lists five different recipes for the cocktail, all with shots of two different liquors, usually rum and vodka. It’s confusing, but you probably won’t care after a few sips.

The Black-Eyed Susan | The Official Drink Of The Preakness | 2013 Preakness