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Ye Olde Bloggens are re-posts of old blogs
by Bridget Eileen - Writer in Providence, Rhode Island 

The following post was originally posted on one of Bridget Eileen’s old blogs: In the Pines, Neophyte Poetics, Bridget Eileen’s Commonplace Book, Dreaming Bridge Designs or A Vegetarian Notebook. They aren’t all fancy with photos and subheadings and search descriptions, or even that much content, sometimes. They’re here for posterity, because it’s fun to read the archives!

A bunch of Experimentations in Libations
So, I'm in love with the $.99 sparkling Italian mineral water called "Blue" from Trader Joe's. Today I made the following:
chopped frent mint leaves
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs lime flavored mineral water
and also
1 jigger light rum
Mineral water
In a small bowl, mash the mint into the sugar mixture to make a minty syrup. Strain the syrup into a glass. And 1 jigger of light rum, ice and then fill up the glass with more mineral water. Stir. Add one or two more small mint leaves for garnish.
Lemon Thyme Vodka
4 leaves of lemon thyme, finely chopped
1 jigger of vodka
lemon mineral water
Add the thyme and vodka to a glass. Stir. Add ice then fill the rest of the glass with water. Stir again. Serve.
Fizzy Mary (a sister to Bloody Mary)
4 finely chopped lemon thyme leaves
1 jigger of vodka
Tomato juice
Lemon mineral water
Add the thyme and vodka to a glass. Stir. Add ice. Fill glass 2/3 high with mineral water, fill the glass the rest of the way with tomato juice. Stir & serve.