It’s 5:00 Somewhere

Things got real this week when Joe Biden gave the country the “dad talk” about the resisters who are wearing us out and making us sick, literally and figuratively. This minority of self-described “patriots” forget that old adage about freedom not being free. They refuse to see the majority of Americans — about 75% of whom have had at least one shot — are not their enemies, but their neighbors, their co-workers, their families.

They are the ones who ask, “Are you an American or are you a Democrat?”

So when I heard shock jock Howard Stern’s assessment, it did not shock me. I recognized it, I appreciated it.

Stern looks to shock people for money, but in my circle we stood up and cheered him for saying what so many of us have felt for some time now — and for what Joe Biden said to the nation yesterday.

Biden said, “We’re in the tough stretch, and it could last for a while.”

Here at 5:00 Somewhere, I raise my glass to Howard Stern.

And I raise my glass to Joe Biden, who did what he had to do for all of us, including Howard Stern, who want our freedom.

Leaving you with a recipe for a Joe Biden-inspired cocktail created by Derek Brown, a D.C. bartender who made cocktails for President Obama at the White House.

“I created the 46th President Inauguration Cocktail completely dry, or sans alcohol, because Biden himself doesn’t drink,” Brown says. “You can swap in Bourbon and Curaçao and have a tasty alcoholic version, but not necessary at all. It’s delicious either way. Ice cream is a big part of that. Of course, we all know Biden enjoys his ice cream…”

46th President Inauguration Cocktail

1 oz. Spiritless Kentucky 74 or Bourbon
1/4 oz. Lyre’s Orange Sec or Orange Curaçao
Scoop vanilla ice cream
1 oz. Thomson and Scott “Noughty” Alcohol-Free Sparkling Chardonnay or Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine

Shake without ice and pour into a coupe. Top with bubbly.  Sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Cheers, friends, it’s 5:00 Somewhere!

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