Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Favourite Drink Tuesday

The Green Flash

1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
3 oz orange juice
3 oz sprite

Combine all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker and shake well and strain into highball glasses. Garnish with an orange slice & a cherry.


Wikipedia's Definition for the Famed Green Flash at Sunset
Green flashes and green rays are optical phenomena that occur shortly after sunset or before sunrise, when a green spot is visible, usually for no more than a second or two, above the sun, or it may resemble a green ray shooting up from the sunset point. Green flashes are a group of phenomena stemming from different causes, and some are more common than others.[1] Green flashes may be observed from any altitude (even from an aircraft). They usually are seen at an unobstructed horizon, such as over the ocean, but are possible over cloud tops and mountain tops as well.
Green flashes are enhanced by mirage, which increase the density gradient in the atmosphere and therefore, increase refraction. A green flash is more likely to be seen in clear air, when more of the light from the setting sun reaches the observer without being scattered. One might expect to see a blue flash, but the blue is preferentially scattered out of the line of sight, and remaining light ends up looking green.
With slight magnification a green rim on the top of the solar disk may be seen on most clear-day sunsets, although the flash or ray effects require a stronger layering of the atmosphere and a mirage, which serves to magnify the green from a fraction of a second to a couple of seconds.

Relax... Respect... Enjoy... Dorri

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