The Drinkers (1890) was painted during Vincent Van Gogh’s time in the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, a small town in the south of France. Van Gogh was highly productive during this time, but he struggled to maintain confidence in his own abilities as painter. To retrain himself, he made a number of copies after the works of artists he admired, which freed him from having to produce original compositions and allowed him to concentrate instead on interpretation. Van Gogh borrowed this composition from a black and white print after Honore-Victorin Daumier, but the vibrant colors were his own invention. The greenish palette may be an allusion to the notorious alcoholic drink, Absinthe.
Just one more day of waiting until the beginning of the end: meaning the bittersweet final epsiodes of Breaking Bad, a TV show so amazing, it needs custom cocktails created it its honor! Thrillist Dot Com has posted a few intriguing recipes for potent potables — including The Blue Sky, The Mr. White and The Captain Cook — that you can shake up for your upcoming Breaking Bad viewing parties, as we drink our way to a very sad day.
Here’s how to make one of them:
Blue Sky Cocktail
•1.5oz Pisco brandy
•1/2oz lemon juice
•1 egg white
•1/4oz Blue Curaçao
For a little crystal blue persuasion, just pour everything but the soda into a shaker (without ice), then jostle that sucker until the egg’s all foamy. When the chemical balance of cold and blue is complete, pour it into a glass, top it with crushed ice, then fill it with soda until the foam reaches the top. Garnish it with 99.1% pure blue rock candy.
Have you ever tried drinking Absinthe? From what I hear, it tastes pretty nasty (worse than Jaeger, blech), but I know everyone wants to be all “into it” because it’s illegal or poisonous or something. Well, here’s a way to impress your alcoholic/goth friends without having to die or break the law: buy this awesome Absinthe Cocktail Soap and keep it in your bathroom for when company arrives. It will get you clean and also allow you to smell like you just doused yourself in licorice scented Absinthe at the same time – Win Win!
Absinthe Cocktail Soap Features:
Soap shaped like your favorite Absinthe Cocktail
Black Licorice Scent
All Vegan Ingredients
Handmade in the USA by artist Kelly McDowell
Net wt. 7 oz. (207 g)
Size: 2-3/4″ dia. x 3″ (6.5 cm dia. x 7.5 cm)
I also love the tiny Skull & Crossbones floating in it! Sale Price: $5.95 – Much cheaper than the real thing. To order, visit This Link and help support The Worley Gig!