Because otherwise we can’t go to Tales of the Cocktail.

Which, I think I have seen mentioned before — maybe in chefcdb‘s blog — but I don’t think I realized it was an annual event.

Anyway, I ran into it when I was researching falernum recipes. Falernum is a flavor syrup used in fabbo tiki drinks (like the promised zombies for tomorrow), but it’s nearly impossible to find commercially, and it uses ingredients that aren’t hard to come by here. Although I did just zest NINE limes. (I wore gloves)