Profound thinking… Oh and a Cocktail to boot!

Finally i have had a view from New Zealand!

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The place I hold dear in my heart… And one of my cocktail inspirations (especially for summery drinks)

One of the few things i wanted to achieve when i set out with my blog was to reach as many countries as possible and spread the word that cocktails are great. So far, since humble beginnings back in October, I have reached 855+ views spread across 47 different countries and that’s a substantial amount more than I ever could have envisioned.

One country that holds a special place in my heart (ever since one of my best mates emigrated there nearly 10 years ago) is the wonderful land of Middle Earth… That’s right New Zealand! Well after 7 (and a bit) months I have, today, finally received not 1 but 2 individual views from the wonderful land of New Zealand…

So this is a more personal post, and it’s just to say that I’m nearly there… I’m 132 views away from the magic 1,000. If I can hit that figure by the end of this month I think it will have been a fantastic achievement. Not only that but with me looking to branch into some video blogs in the next few months alongside my normal text blogs, I’m hoping I can hit 2,000 in half the time it took to hit 1,000… In theory at least!

Anyway onto the cocktails: Yeah I’m sitting here enjoying a Cuba Libre! A little bit of a treat this time; using Angostura 1919 rum, a golden, slightly spiced and 100% beautiful-in-every-way-possible style rum. Add a half lime’s worth of freshly squeezed lime juice and top up with cola and you have one of the nicest Cuba Libres ever concocted…

I’m enjoying this lovely drink (or two!) and generally chilling out and I started thinking about different posts I’ve done before, and how well they’ve been doing… Now the one post that has done better than all the others (by a long mile) is the Licor 43 Spirit special I did a while back. It’s been superbly popular and its only about the alcohol’s history (in brief) and a couple of cocktail recipes to boot.

Recipe for the Cuba Libre i’m drinking:

50ml Angostura 1919 Rum

1/2 Lime Juiced (roughly 25-30ml)

Top up Coca Cola

Basically I was thinking how good it would be to pay homage to the post and the liqueur itself by gathering some of the best cocktail recipes using the spirit as well as some useful links about the spirit (hopefully showing its overall place throughout the cocktail & spirit worlds).

Well this will be the next large blog I do, and will probably be here within the next month or so, intermixed will be some more cocktail recipe blogs, as well as anything I think you all should know…

Anyway that’s all from me and this rather more sombre post, except to say that I’ve recently updated my about me and ‘services/rates’ pages and would love to direct you all there to have a look at what I can offer (services are unfortunately only open to the UK at this time but I will take emails from anyone who needs help!). Check out these links below for the pages themselves and have fun!

About me: https://theferventshaker.wordpress.com/about/

Services & Rates: https://theferventshaker.wordpress.com/hire-me-services-rates/

Keep your eyes peeled, and thanks again for reading!

Here’s a cocktail to whet your appetite:

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A cocktail all the way from New Zealand… It has something about it doesn’t it?
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