It’s that most cursed day, Friday the 13th. I am superstitious. Thanks to my Italian grandmother, I will never lay a hat on a bed, toast with water, or tell a mother her infant is beautiful. But I do not suffer from triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13, or paraskevidekatriaphobia, fear of Friday the 13th. It’s just another day, no more dangerous or murderous than others. And any Friday is better than Monday regardless of the date. If you, however, need some help warding off ill fortune, try eating one of these seven lucky foods. Or mix a protective potion using sage for good energy.
- 1 1/2 parts Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
- 1/2 lime
- 1/2 part simple syrup
- 2 sage leaves (plus more for garnish)
- Soda water
- Cucumber slice (for garnish)
Preparation: Muddle together sage and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass. Squeeze in juice from half a lime, add tequila and ice. Stir and pour into glass. Top with soda water and garnish with a sage leaf and cucumber slice.
What are you doing this afternoon, Deadsplinters, hiding under the covers, or enjoying the end of the workweek?