If you're anything like me and my fellow teachers (and our students!), you're feeling a little spring fever creeping into your day to day. It's so lovely outside--something the tall glittery-green aspen trees outside the floor-to-ceiling windows in one of my classrooms remind me. Then there is the sunlight, that ephemeral gentle kiss of golden splendor that just begs for you to pause a moment under its touch. Who needs to grade papers when your garden is calling to you? (Answer: me, but if I get my papers done soon enough, I can ease the throbbing in my green thumb.) Can't those lesson plans wait in lieu of frolicking outside? (Answer: no, class is in twenty minutes.)
Fortunately, there is an antidote to the spring fever that clouds your brain with carefree longings in the midst of the end-of-semester grind--several in fact. And yes, they come in the form of cocktails, those perfectly crafted restorative liquors that were once, in truth, used for healing minor ailments from ill-humor to stomach aches. So why not use them to cure a little spring fever? These cocktails whipped up in my own kitchen are for anyone who needs a little fun after the work-week, not just teachers.
The prescription is easy: Take one of the below cocktails and mix with a cloudless evening, great company, and good conversation. Also pairs well with a well-groomed backyard or garden nook. Repeat as necessary. Caution: Extreme relaxation and enjoyment may occur.
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