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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Drink of the Week: Lemon Mint Fizz

This recipe is a more refined version to the traditional Mojito; one that does away with all those annoying pieces of mint leaves that just make the whole cocktail-drinking experience a hassle. Here's how you make this equally refreshing cocktail:

Create a Lemon-Mint Syrup:

In a saucepan simmer 1/4 cup of white sugar, 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice, two tablespoons of water, some lemon rind, and ten mint leaves. After fifteen minutes, turn the heat off and leave the syrup to rest for another fifteen minutes. Once cooled, run the liquid through a sieve to remove all the leaves. Once cooled and sieved, you may then use the syrup for the cocktail.


In a glass, combine 

  • two tablespoons of the Lemon Mint Syrup
  • a shot of Dark Rum
  • 3 ice cubes
  • fill to the brim with some club soda

Newsflash: May 23 2012


MANILA, Philippines— Lady Gaga will be allowed to hold a second concert in Manila on Tuesday night after state censors ruled her “provocative” act was within legal bounds, a Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto said.
Calixto said a team he sent to monitor the first night of the concert on Monday found nothing wrong with the event.
“Based on the report of the inspection team I sent to the Lady Gaga concert last night, we find no violations of the special conditions of the Special Permit we issued last May 16 to the promoters of the concert, Ovation Productions,” Calixto said.
There was also no nudity or holy symbols used in an improper context, despite some “admittedly provocative” statements and choreography, which was deemed still “part of an artist’s expressions” protected by the Constitution.
“Therefore, the City Government of Pasay sees no compelling or legal reason to disallow the second concert from proceeding,” Calixto said.

ABS CBN NEWS: AI finalist Phillip Phillips postpones 'desperately needed' surgery to compete against Jessica Sanchez

The last man standing in Season 11 of American Idol, Phillip Phillips, has refused “desperately needed” surgery in order to compete in the sing-off with Jessica Sanchez, the last woman standing, various US media agencies are reporting, citing information posted by TMZ.

The two contestants made it to the AI finals – Jessica despite a sore throat, and Phillip despite persistent kidney stone problems and medication that causes dry mouth.

New York Post: Last dance at the disco: Two ’70s music icons pass

The Issue: The recent deaths of music legends Robin Gibb and Donna Summer, both due to cancer.
With the recent passing of Donna Summer and Robin Gibb, the baby boomers’ soundtrack is dwindling to a few precious cuts of musical memories

Jessica Sanchez Top 2 Performances

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