The Butterfly Sting
This week in back in 1967, Muhammad Ali — a practicing Muslim — suffered a major blow in his battle to be recognized as a conscientious objector; a jury sentenced him to 5 years for draft-dodging. But Ali wouldn’t go down with out a fight… and we relive the battle in liquid form with a “mocktail” even the teetotaling Ali wouldn’t mind going a few rounds with.
RECIPE (c) 2009 Natalie Bovis-Nelsen, TheLiquidMuse.com In a cocktail shaker, muddle:
- 1 thyme sprig
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce honey syrup (1 part honey to 1 part water)
- 2 ounces apple juice
Strain into chilled martini glass and add:
- splash of club soda or nonalcoholic sparkling wine
Lay another thyme sprig across the surface of the drink for garnish. Float like a butterfly… and sting like a butterfly.