Drink of the Week: The Jasmine Cocktail (Paul Harrington’s Original)

The Jasmine Cocktail (per Paul Harrington).When I get into online debates with my fellow left-leaners or culture geeks, I’ll often think to myself (or say in words) that their argument lacks a sense of proportion. Indeed, proportion is possibly the single most important part of any position or, very definitely, any mixed drink. That’s why high-end craft bars will often gladly tell you all the ingredients in a drink while steadfastly refusing to provide the proportions, because therein lies the keys to the cocktail kingdom.

So, that’s how it is I’m presenting two drinks in a row that have the same name and the same ingredients. I would, however, argue that last week’s version of the Jasmine Cocktail, substantially tweaked by Robert Hess, is a much different beverage from this week’s, which was first created in the 1990s by Washington bartender Paul Harrington. It’s definitely much stronger on the lemon flavor and much less so on the contributions of the two liqueurs included in both drinks, but see for yourself.

The Jasmine Cocktail (original version)

1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/4 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
1/4 ounce Campari
1 lemon twist (optional garnish)

Combine the liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake very vigoriously and strain into a chilled, smallish cocktail glass. Salute the fruit of the lemon tree, which is impossible to eat on its own, but so darn useful for making so many things taste better.

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From Rio to Tokyo


The image of the Japanese Prime minister Schizo Abe dressed as Mario and holding a red ball at the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics said a lot. One of the things it clearly said was, “Goodbye Rio, and Welcome Tokyo.”

The statement in that image is a clear promise from the Japanese people of how they intend to host the games in 2020. The image got gamers all over the world excited and filled with anticipation. The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are going to be mind blowing, and everyone knows it. Going from Rio 2016 to Tokyo 2020 is like moving from land-based casino gaming to online casino gambling. Even though you love the land-based gaming experience, the online gambling experience will unavoidably leave you speechless.

Rio did a fantastic job of hosting the latest edition of the greatest sporting showcase on the planet. The technological innovations were impressive. The Olympic partners went all out to make the games as enjoyable as possible. The whole world got to experience the best of Brazil and what a spectacle it was.

Now the Brazilians have handed the torch to the Japanese. Japan already set the tone for what we can expect at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The games are going to be a tech lover’s dream. They are clearly destined to be the most futuristic games yet.

Already, the organisers of Tokyo 2020 are planning on launching tech projects that will not only wow the crowds but possibly boost the economy. The Japanese government is increasing the allocation to robotics in the national budget. This means that there will be heavy interaction with robots at the games and possibly everywhere else you go. You can expect driverless taxis and translation gadgets that can be worn around the neck when you get to Tokyo for the Olympics in 2020.

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What do you need to know about losing weight?

man and women showing off their bodies holding dumbells

Today on the internet, you can find a huge assortment of advice on how to succeed on losing weight. Famous fitness trainers and dietitians are sharing their opinions on this matter, but all these super easy tips are not working for everyone, and even worse, in most situations, men are gaining back even more pounds than the ones they lost. Here, the main question arises: how to lose weight and not get it back? On this issue, our experts have researched all the important points you should know.

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Tips on Finding the Right Rims for Your Mercedes


One of the most luxurious and aesthetically pleasing car brands on the market is the Mercedes. The first thing people think about when they hear the name Mercedes is style and class. When adding accessories, such as rims or tires, you need to make sure that they keep with the look that you have going on the Mercedes already. The last thing you want to do is to add rims that look somehow out of place on your new car. The following are a few tips to use when trying to select the right AMG rims in your area to buy.

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Coming Soon: A Moviegoer’s Guide to September


September is an odd time in the cinematic schedule, no longer part of the summer blockbuster season but still too early for the prestige awards bait of later months. It doesn’t even have a particularly well-known holiday like Halloween to gear towards programming. With that being said, the September slate is a mixed bag of some very promising films, most of them original (only two sequels and one remake in the bunch). Can “Blair Witch” live up to the original and the hype that’s been steadily building for it? And what about true-life stories like “Sully,” “Snowden” and “Deepwater Horizon?” Is there enough in each of those to tell a gripping tale? Only time will tell.


Who: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Paul Giamatti, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Brian Cox
What: A corporate risk-management consultant has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being’s life that was made in a laboratory environment.
When: September 2nd
Why: Made by Luke Scott (music video director and son of Ridley), this sounds like an intriguing, original sci-fi film that will be both entertaining to watch and actually grapple with some heavier, headier stuff. Also, the cast is pretty much stacked with talent, including Anya Taylor-Joy, who has proven to be an incredible actress at a young age with her performance in “The Witch” and whose role as the AI in question should be suitably captivating. This may be a retread of “Ex Machina,” but considering that was a brilliant film, that’s no knock on “Morgan,” which looks to be a mix of Alex Garland’s thriller, Luc Besson’s “Lucy” and an especially engrossing episode of “Black Mirror.”

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