If it’s Friday the 13th, even if you don’t really believe all the superstitions, you might get out of a black cat’s way on this day.
According to the People’s Almanac:
“The Egyptians worshipped cats and punished anyone who dared to kill one. In the Middle Ages, however, the black cat was linked to witches and Satan. Since it was believed that a witch had the power to transform herself into a cat, it was thought likely that a cat who crossed one’s path was a witch in disguise.”
Of course, as friends of felines, we don’t believe any of that, right!?
We’re not superstitious but we do love any reason to try out a new cocktail. This Friday the 13th, actually enjoy your run-in with a black cat or two in the form of a cocktail.
Black Cat Cocktail
1 oz blue curacao
1 oz vodka
3 oz lemon lime soda
1 oz cranberry juice
½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
Lime twist for garnish
Fill a shaker halfway with ice. Add curacao, vodka and lime juice. Shake until mixed well. Add soda and stir. Pour cranberry juice into a tall glass. Over the back of a spoon, gently strain the mixed ingredients over the cranberry juice, being careful not to completely mix the two for presentation. Serve with a cocktail stirrer and a lime twist for garnish.