The Doomsday Clock was updated today. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a group started by the physicists who built the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project, moved the clock ahead by 30 seconds, to just two and a half minutes before midnight. That is the closest the clock has been to midnight since 1953, when the United States and Soviet Union were in the early days of above-ground hydrogen bomb testing.
You can view the announcement here.
That's right folks, we are, as I tweeted just a while ago, officially Nobel Laureate level screwed.
That calls for a cocktail, maybe LOTS of cocktails. Feel free to batch the recipe if needs be.
2-1/2 Oz. Rye Whiskey
1 Tsp. Cocoa Nib Simple Syrup*
3 Dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
4 Coffee Ice Cubes
Garnish: Bordeaux Cherry
Tools: Mixing Pitcher/Glass, Bar Spoon
Glass: Old Fashioned /Rocks
Chill glass. Stir the whiskey, syrup and bitters with ice until chilled. Add the coffee ice cubes to your chilled glass, strain cocktail over the coffee ice cubes then garnish and serve.
Why coffee ice cubes? So you'll be good and alert - but still have a buzz on - for the end of the world. Wouldn't want to miss that, would we?
* CACAO NIB SIMPLE SYRUP
3 Tablespoons Cacao Nibs
1 Cup Demerrara Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
Combine ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Let simmer on low until the syrup has reduced to half. Remove from heat, allow to cool then strain the syrup through a fine sieve. Discard the solids.
CHEERS ... at least for another 2-1/2 minutes.