Fatherly Support: Shiso Strong

Fatherly Support: Shiso Strong

A conversation between a friend and her father...

Madame Velociraptor: Hey pop, is there anything in particular you'd like for Father's Day?

Pop: Nah. Just get me whatever.

Madame Velociraptor: Okay. And just so you know you may be bailing me out of jail next weekend.

Pop: But you got that tattoo to remind you never to go back, and you promised us!

Madame Velociraptor: But there's a Nazi rally, and remember that one time five of them jumped me and I took one down and he filed charges like a chump? There will be a lot of that there. I promise not to hit first, but I will defend myself if someone tries to physically harm me.

Pop: Well, that's what I always taught you. Don't throw the first punch, but if they do, take the fucker down.

Madame Velociraptor: So bail money is on?

Pop: Yep.

Madame Velociraptor: Okay, see you Saturday for dinner.

Needless to say, I know some awesome people. Madame Velociraptor isn't the type to take a bitch down unprovoked. She is, in fact, the definition of peaceful protest. Unless you come after her. Then she'll go She-Hulk and your ass'll be grass.

A Note: This post was written right before the actual protest. Madame Velociraptor showed up and peacefully protested chanting and singing her heart out. Sadly, during this protest both the protestors and counter-protestors got into a large fight — one that made national news — and many people were injured, some seriously.

Madame Velociraptor is safe and unharmed. She's a strong motherfucker and the type to never back down from fighting for equal rights for all.

It's terribly sad when violence occurs. I don't wish it on the counter-protestors, nor would I wish it on even a Nazi.

Peaceful protest is our right, but compassion and the desire to reach out and connect in order to encourage change is a requisite of all humanity to make the world a better place.

Peace and love, everyone.

Shiso Strong

Cobbled together on a whim, this cocktail is essentially a martini muddled with shiso and fresh plum. It's spectacularly refreshing. The fruitiness of the plums and the grassy-peppery-minty qualities of the shiso give it plenty of verve. Perfect drink to celebrate with after protesting bigoted morons.

What You'll Need:

  • 3 ounces gin (I used St. George Terroir)
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 4 shiso leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 plum, sliced, pit discarded

What You'll Do:

Press a shiso leaf along the interior of a rocks glass and fill with ice. Muddle the ingredients together in a shaker. Muddle together. Add ice and shake like you're trying to shake sense into a Nazi sympathizer. Double strain through both a Hawthorne and a mesh strainer into the glass. Top with extra ice and serve.

Attempting Chartreuse: Part Trois, Diamondback

Attempting Chartreuse: Part Trois, Diamondback

Mistaken Identity: Boulevardier

Mistaken Identity: Boulevardier