40 Acres (and a) Mule
Twitter is full of gems. Seriously.
As Black History Month comes to a close, I want to reflect on one of the best drink recipes to come out of "Black Twitter"-- The 40 Acres and a Mule.
If you don't get the joke, let me explain... if you're already laughing and ready to make a toast to reparations, scroll on down to get the recipe.
The Moscow Mule is an American beverage made of lime juice, vodka and ginger beer. It's been around for decades and it's a favorite among the "La La Land should've won" crowd. Forty acres and a mule refers to a promise made in the United States for agrarian reform for former enslaved African American farmers, by Union General William T Sherman on January 16, 1865. You'll notice that this recipe replaces vodka with a specific cognac that's very popular among the "Moonlight better had won" crowd.
Hennessy, ginger beer, lime juice, ice
Pour half a cup of ginger beer
Add two shots of Hennessy
Stir in a little bit of lime juice
If you really want to get a conversation started (before everyone is too lit) grab the Black History version of Black Card Revoked!
Happy Black History Month!