Leaks to Drain the Swamp

Bijou

We have struck a rich vein of leak gems.

From DO NOT CONGRATULATE to news of McCabe being fired by Jeff Sessions over “Lack of Candor” after he authorized a criminal investigation of Sessions for “lack of Candor” in his Congressional testimony, the leaks are flowing like a river.

Administration sources are fighting back against the corruption of this administration (or their enemies within it anyway) by staying in constant conversation with reporters.

Of course the news isn’t all coming from Washington. The whistleblower who broke the news of Facebook’s privacy and fake news “difficulties” (and the undercover sting on Cambridge Analytica) are helping to make 2016 a little clearer.

And, of course, with the mounting court cases against Trump heading toward the discovery phase, the flow of information is only going to get stronger. Stormy days ahead for Trump.

As these jewels of knowledge fall too fast to pick them all up, relax and treat yourself to a Bijou cocktail. A classic that first appeared in Harry Johnson’s 1900 edition of the Bartenders Manual, I took the recipe from Amanda Schuster’s excellent book New York CocktailsThe Bijou (French for jewel) is:

1.5 oz gin (Plymouth in this case)

.75 oz sweet vermouth

.75 oz green Chartreuse

1 dash orange bitters

Stir, strain into a chilled coupe, garnish with lemon peel or brandied cherry.

Cheers!

 

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