Forward, Into the Past!

Don’t normally post Political stuff, but this article caught my eye on the train this AM.

Bush plan would blunt state birth control law, Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer

“A proposed Bush administration regulation on contraception and abortion would stop California from enforcing a state law that requires Catholic hospitals and charities to provide birth control coverage for thousands of female employees, state Attorney General Jerry Brown and family-planning advocates said Wednesday.”

More importantly, check the language a bit later:

“The U.S. Health and Human Services Department regulation, still in draft form, would define abortion as including certain methods of contraception and would prohibit states and other recipients of federal funds from penalizing health care workers who refused to provide those services because of religious or moral beliefs.”

…and a bit further on:

“That language, and other portions of the regulation, cover the most common oral contraceptives and intrauterine devices, said Ellen Golombeck, a national Planned Parenthood spokeswoman.”


“It would define abortion as any procedure or drug that terminates a human life after conception, ‘whether before or after implantation.'”

So under this law, the language of the law would change to consider almost every form of birth control, other than prophylactics, abortion.

How long until we’re all singing “Every Sperm is Sacred”?

Depth Bomb Cocktail

Depth Bomb Cocktail

Depth Bomb Cocktail

Depth Bomb Cocktail

1 Dash Lemon Juice.
4 Dashes Grenadine. (Homemade)
1/2 Calvados or Apple Brandy. (Calvados Roger Groult, Réserve 3 years old)
1/2 Brandy. (Maison Surrenne Petite Champagne Cognc)

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Two favourite War-time Cocktails. They owed their inspiration to the activities of the famous M.L. Submarine Chasers during the hostilities.

Ostensibly, this is about the same cocktail as the Depth Charge Brandy (6 People); but, what a world of difference the Calvados makes!

In the Depth Charge Brandy made with the Clear Creek Apple Brandy, the Cognac dominated. In this one, I would be hard pressed to detect the Cognac in the cocktail!

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.