It is hard to believe that a year has passed since I moved from Washington, DC to Columbus, Ohio. I would have told you then that I came to get an MBA and pursue my dream career in the wine and spirits industry, but it has certainly turned out to be so much more. And while the last year was an amazing experience, filled with a trip to South America, a case competition in Vail, and even a day with Warren Buffett… I am certain this year will be even better.
With less than a week before classes begin, I’m excitedly lounging around the apartment, working on pre-class projects and updating my resumé. But instead of writing about the mundane, I’d like to propose a toast:
“Though we know not what the future holds, and “the market’s memory” lacks, may I not be this year’s “barnacle”, and may job offers come in stacks.”
Classic cocktail* suggested for this “original” toast above is the Negroni, a “bittersweet” start to the last year… bitter because it will come and go and a blink, and sweet because “ahh yeahh” it’s going to be fun.
Negroni: 1 ounce London dry gin * 1 ounce Campari * 1 ounce sweet vermouth * Soda (optional)
Combine all ingredients in an chilled old fashioned glass and stir. Garnish with an orange peel. Top with an ounce or two of soda or serve straight up, in which case it should be stirred with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass.
*Author note: If you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, please follow the law and drink responsibly. Any recipes or beverage products mentioned in my posts are placed as mile posts to highlight the unique flavors and products that reflect the mood of the post and my directly industry-related interest in pursuing an MBA. I hope to use these recipes as a signature of sorts – and maybe even inspire someone to try something new.