"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission: to seek out new life, and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before."
Fun fact, I love Star Trek. I love that it's based in hope, that it demands optimism in the face of adversity, that the writers (mostly) demanded that viewers get over their shitty attitudes about race, religion, gender and class. I love too the way that it has influenced generations of scientists, actors, explorers, and pop culture makers.
And while in terms of captains I will always be a Next Generation girl (Picard forever!), I also have a deep love for the fierce and unapologetic women that have been part of the show. This is my homage to the woman who held the coms in the original series and who refused to take any shit from anyone. She would not be won like a prize, or be talked down to. She owned her talents as both a linguist and a singer and inspired a generation to believe they could be something other than a maid. Dax, Troi, Kira, Dr Crusher, Torres, Janeway and the rest all have their start in this calm, beautiful, unashamed woman.
I am so pleased to be able to raise my glass in honor of Nyota Uhura.
2 ounce Copperworks Gin
1 ounce Blood Orange Shrub
1 ounce heavy cream
.5 ounce lemon juice
1 dash orange bitters
1 egg white
Combine everything in a shaker without ice. Shake for 2 minutes. Yes, really. The longer you shake this before adding ice, the creamier the finished results.
Add ice. Shake another 20-30 seconds, until the tin becomes very cold. Strain into a chilled glass, fresh ice is optional but is nice in warmer weather. Top with about an ounce of seltzer or club soda.
This drinks like a milkshake for adults. It's creamy, with a rich foam on top, an assertive orange and juniper flavor and slightly sweet finish.
Rebecca, Beca to most, is the owner and proprietress of The Shrubbery. Based in rainy Seattle WA, she loves all manner of seasonal produce, tasty beverages, single origin chocolate and her cats.