Sunday, June 21, 2015

A drink for Father's Day on the Summer Solstice

Today is both Father's Day and the Summer Solstice.  CBS in San Francisco reports on the coincidence of the two events in Summer Solstice, Father’s Day 2015 Align To Give Dads Sunniest Day Of Year.
The sunniest day of the year happens to fall on Father’s Day 2015, as the summer solstice occurs Sunday, June 21st, marking the astronomical and meteorological beginning of summer.
Various cultures from Swedish, Norse, Finnish, French, Spanish, Pagan, ancient British, and to even Catholics celebrating  St. John the Baptist’s day all mark the solstice in various ways, but key to many is appreciating the sun as its final direct rays blink out at the horizon around 8:30 p.m.
It will be more like 10 P.M. here in Michigan, but I digress.

Normally, today is called "the longest day of the year."  That isn't strictly true.
While we say longest “day” in regards to Sunday, the 24-hour period known as a day won’t be any longer.

The longest actual “day” or 24-hour period of the year will actually be June 30th, during the leap second.  A full second has to be added to clocks to keep everything (atomic clocks, etc.) in synch with earth’s slowing rotation.  That’s truly the longest “day” for a while.
I'll see if I remember that factoid for the final entry of June.

Enough science.  Follow over the jump as Dad gets a drink.

Just as I did in Three videos for Mother's Day, I'm celebrating Father's Day with a recipe from Tipsy Bartender.  Today, Skyy and his co-hosts are serving up Father's Day Jager Bomb Jello Shots.

A simple, delicious adult treat in time for Father's Day... JAGER BOMB JELLO SHOTS! You'll look like a modern-day genius walking in with these bad boys!
Maraschino Cherries(with stems)
2 cups Red Bull
2 envelopes Unfavored Gelatin
1/2 cup Jagermeister

-Spray a cupcake tray with nonstick spray
-Slice off bottom of cherries so they're able to stand upright
-Place cherries in the center of each tin
-Mix Red Bull and gelatin in a pot to heat up, stirring occasionally
-Allow mixture to cool
-Pour half the Red Bull gelatin mixture into 1/2 cup Jager
-Slowly pour Jager mix into cupcake tray filling each tin about halfway up each cherry and allow to cool in the fridge for about an hour
-Slowly pour cooled Red Bull gelatin mixture the rest of the way, enough to cover each cherry
-Let it cool in fridge for at least a few hours before serving
Happy Solstice and Happy Father's Day!  Stay tuned for the Sunday entertainment entry.

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