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DON`T BE BITTER

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There´s a fun contest going on..Dietsch over at “A dash of Bitters” and Samantha Harrigan over at Cocktailculture is having a “Don`t be Bitter” contest for cocktail bloggers. I wasn`t aware of it buried in work as i`ve been lately. But just the other night  i discovered that Stevi over at “Two at the Most” had written about me! and while i started to read i said to myself oh my…what is going on here??

The contest is simple – give some link-love to a fellow blogger and write about an occasion when you was envious of their good luck, fortune, booze-collection – something you wish you had.

The prize?

Hm…….the prize is a very sought after bottle of bitters…namely the Bitter Truth’s Beefeater 24 bitters, specially made for Beefeater 24. There was already a contest earlier over at Cocktailculture to win a bottle of these bitters but you had to be in the US and you had to be the first on a photo with a bottle of these precious bitters in hand taken at certain bars.

Now we who weren´t able to do that have now got a second chance and i sure wanna try! If i`m lucky to win i have promised to share half the content with Stevi.

So who is at the top of my list? First of all its all those people who are able to (more than say – once a year) meet fellow booze bloggers and cocktailians that they can share their passion with and then well..i have to say it has to be Rick over at Kaiserpenguin.

Man, that guy seems to have everything! He takes fantastic photos, has a real garden..and not just “a garden” its THE garden, complete with fishpond, awesome fireflys, beautiful plants and flowers and not one but two large great grills, and there is an abundance of fresh mint growing wild everywhere..so when you want a garnish you just go out there and pick some mint and a lily or a basil in bloom..

And that`s not all..he`s fortunate to live in a big house, has a great kitchen (he´s a great chef too) and a real icemaker..just press a button and you get either crushed ice, cubes or cold water. I actually made the ice to finish..

And what about the booze-collection? – no surprise its great and there´s a lot of stuff there i wish i had but cannot get like Laird´s bonded, Old Overholt, Sazerac, Vieux Carré..but ok, i do have access to all those demeraras so i think we are even there.

So i do get a bit envoius when i compare that to how i have it here with no garden, no grill, a very small and dark10 squaremeter sized room to live in and no ice maker – instead i go through one handcranked device after another.

And oh yeah, his blog is fantastic, one of the best, if you haven`t been there its time you go and read – i guarantee you will enjoy it.

Second on my list of envy has to be Jeffrey Morgenthaler because of all his travels…even though well-earned, and third got to be TraderTiki for his awesome home tikibar Reyonld`s Galley and the fourth is Jay at Oh Gosh! for living in London and having access to so many great bars, events and great spirit shops like Gerry`s and the Whiskey Exchange.

So there you have all my envies…but no…i`m not bitter;-)

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