An Excuse To Drink – Happy Birthday Ada Lovelace!

Today we mark the 197th birthday of Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, writer, mathematician, icon of the nerd, steampunk and computing world. Ada, the only legitimate daughter of the infamous Lord Byron, is frequently credited with being the “first computer programmer” for her work with Charles Babbage’s Difference and Analytical engines. Babbage himself dubbed her “The Enchantress of Numbers”.

The Lovelace Martini

recipe via drinkmixer.com

  • 1 measure of gin
  • 1 measure of vodka
  • 1 measure of triple sec
  • 1/2 measure of Lillet® Blanc

Glass: Cocktail or Martini

Garnish: 1 peel garnish lemon

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish

 

The Analytical EnGine Cocktail

recipe via thenerdista.com 

  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz orange liqueur
  • The Juice of 1 freshly squeezed lime
  • 2 dashes aromatic bitters
Glass: Cocktail or Martini
Garnish: None

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with a generous amount of ice. The Analytical EnGine tastes best when you shake it till you earn one cardio exercise unit for the week. Shake, shake, shake this baby till the liquid is filled with tiny shards of broken ice. Strain cocktail into a martini glass. Serve immediately!

 

About Gregory Priebe

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