Lemon drop

The Lemon Drop first squeezed to life in San Francisco sometime during the 1970s. Its inventor, Norman Jay Hobday, an out-of-work Vietnam vet turned saloon owner, is also credited with opening the country’s first fern bar, a concept that mixed house plants and Tiffany lamps with throngs of upwardly mobile urbanites.

Both were an instant hit. And for two-plus decades, the Lemon Drop dominated cocktail menus from North Beach to Bangkok, hooking a generation of bar patrons on its boozy-tart-sweet mélange of vodka, citrus and sugar. In 2006, Oprah famously served one to Rachael Ray on her show, which is like the ultimate nod of widespread acceptance and further solidified the drink’s place in popular culture.

Some mislabel the Lemon Drop as a Martini. But its closest cocktail kin is actually the Crusta, a New Orleans invention that dates to the 1850s and, like the Lemon Drop, is distinguished by its sugared rim. It may be tempting to save time by skipping this important step, but take the extra minute to coat the rim with sugar. It’s worth the effort, and that first saccharine brush against the lips before the onrush of vodka, lemon and orange fills your mouth is the drink’s calling card.

While the Lemon Drop is usually served in a cocktail glass, it can also be poured as a shot—a common occurrence at college bars and night clubs. However you choose to serve it, the best results are produced by using fresh lemon juice and simple syrup. Bottled sweet and sour can get the job done if it’s your only option, and that is often the case at bars. But the fresh lemon with the sugar is what gives the cocktail its signature flavor. Besides, if you’re going to indulge, you might as well enjoy the best version of the drink. Not only will it taste better, but fresh ingredients are also less likely to cause ill-effects the next morning.

Given the drink’s sweet lemony character, it’s ripe for experimentation. Some bars, and home bartenders, modify Lemon Drops with citrus- or berry-flavored vodkas, while others muddle fresh fruit into the cocktail. But before you start riffing, try the classic. It has lasted this long for a reason and deserves to be sipped in its original form.

Источник: www.liquor.com

Born Christina Placona on August 11, 1988 is a preofessional model, actor, and "Internet Celebrity." Living in Orlando, Florida.

She is noticed by her 'outrageously pink' hair often refferenced to as 'The Living Jem.'
Starting very young as a gymnast, this progressed into modeling for her Dance school. She also was a very accomplished artist, leaving behind oil paints and sketches for hair dyes and razors she went to cosmetology school at 16 and made coloured extensions for friends on her myspace profile.

"I love to do as many things as I can! I get bored and move on to something new!" Stated in High school paper feature.

A former:

Bull Rider, Rodeo Queen, Soup Kitchen Aid, Dancer, Artist, Gymnast, Cheerleader, Cosmetologist, and she doesn't seem to be slowing down.
Now interning at The Hippodrome State Theatre she is working with the costumers.
Maybe a line of clothing is in the near future!
A very caring person she has been involved with The Kiwanis Club starting in middle school with the local Circle K Club and throughout high school she was an Officer of Key Club. Constantly working with several charities such as : UNICEFF, Ronald McDonald House, Senoir facilities, March of Dimes, and Working with younger children as a Big Sister and Tutor to elementary students.
Constantly traveling to New York and LA for minor roles is fashion shoots and amatuer films. She has noted on the later that she would like to pursue acting as her fulltime career.

After overcoming a potentially fatal diagnoses of anorexia, she has been more focused on reaching out toward the younger generation to help whomever she can to also beat and stay away from this terrible disease.

Expanding on the above subject, most of her fanbase consists of 14-18 year old girls and guys, mainly of the "scene and hipster crowd." She has never labeled herself, which is actually one of the few things she prides herself on, as answered in the Q & A section of her blog. She believes that she has an original style that she has never seen in anyone before, though she admits it has been attempted to be replicated many times before. Thus she finds it interesting and bemusing herself that the majority of her followers are from a certain "label" and often backlash or hate sites can be found from her reputation as "wannabe scene queen."

As of the past few months, she rarely logs on anymore, though it has been widely circulated that she always tries to reply back to any messages and comments, no matter how vast the amount. She is trying to focus on her modeling, acting, and fashion career, but will never forget her roots and the online forums and sites that she started and rose from.

Источник: www.urbandictionary.com

Семена перца Lemon Drop (Aji Lemon, Лемон Дроп)

Сорт перца Capsicum baccatum, который полностью оправдывает свое второе название hot lemon, то есть «острый лимон». Его остроту, которая составляет от 30.000 до 50.000 единиц по шкале Сковилла, уравновешивает фруктовый аромат и уникальный вкус с выраженными нотками лимона и лайма. Кроме того, спелые плоды этого перца своим ярко-желтым цветом очень напоминают лимоны.

Это крайне простой в выращивании перец, который подходит для приготовления множества блюд. Особенно хорошо Lemon Drop сочетается с запеченной рыбой, а уж в качестве ингредиента для севиче ему нет равных. Он обязательно понравится всем любителям острой еды. Если хабанеро для вас слишком острый, но вам хотелось бы попробовать перец с таким же вкусом цитрусовых, обратите внимание на Lemon Drop. Несмотря на интенсивную остроту, жгучее послевкусие после его употребления в пищу быстро проходит. Просто высушите стручки Lemon Drop, перемелите в порошок и используйте как приправу. В свежем виде он придаст пикантный лимонный вкус острым перечным соусам. Смешайте его с небольшим количеством оливкового масла, тмином, чесноком и яблочным уксусом и взбейте в блендере до состояния однородной массы. Другой популярный рецепт соуса включает соль, чесночный порошок и мед.

Lemon Drop также выращивается и в декоративных целях. Он привлекательно смотрится в бордюрных цветниках, без проблем растет на балконах и в ящиках на окне, его можно высаживать по верху подпорных стен.

Распространение и экология

Происходит из Перу, где также носит название Ají Lemon, что означает «лимонный перец». Один из самых ароматных перцев Анд, который к тому же сохранился с доколумбовых времен. Как и другие разновидности Capsicum baccatum, до 1990 годов был практически неизвестен на Западе, но потом постепенно приобрел популярность.

Ботаническое описание

Негибридный высокоурожайный сорт. Каждый кустик достигает в высоту около 90 см и способен принести до 40 плодов. После начала плодоношения ветви кустов красиво опускаются к земле.

Плоды конические, тонкостенные, с морщинистой кожицей, длиной чуть более 6 см и примерно 1,3 см в диаметре, при созревании меняют свою окраску со светло-зеленой на лимонно-желтую. Содержат в среднем по 15 семян, что очень мало по сравнению с другими видами перца.


Для полноценного развития растений необходимо яркое освещение. Стручки вызревают в течение 100 дней.

Источник: plantium.ru

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