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In which we discuss how to respond to Fiorentina’s doldrums in a rational and civilized manner.

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Hurtin’ me now don’t mean a thing; since love ain’t here, don’t feel no pain.
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100 Year Old Cigar

4 parts aged rum

1 part Cynar

1 part Benedictine

2 parts Scotch (something on the peatier side)

dash of Angostura bitters

1 part absinthe

Directions: Rinse chilled coupe glass with absinthe and discard leftovers. Combine rum, Cynar, Benedictine, Scotch, and bitters in mixing glass with ice. Stir until well chilled. Strain into coupe glass and serve immediately. Based on recipe from Jupiter Disco.

Blue Jellyfish

2 parts vodka

1 part simple syrup

1 part lemon juice

2 parts pinot noir

fresh blueberries

Directions: Muddle blueberries in shaker. Add vodka, simple syrup, and lemon juice and shake. Strain into rocks glass with ice. Garnish with blueberries. Add pinot noir float. Based on recipe from the Flying Fisherman.

Death in the Gulfstream

3 parts gin

2 parts lime juice

1 part simple syrup

dash of Angostura bitters

mint leaf

lime wedge

Directions: Combine gin, lime juice, simple syrup, and bitters. Shake and strain into hurricane glass with ice. Garnish with mint and lime wedge. Based on recipe from Small Victory.

Jubilee Sour

5 parts aquavit

1 part apple or pear brandy

3 parts lemon juice

1 part simple syrup

dash of egg white

cardamom pod

cilantro

Directions: Combine aquavit, brandy, lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white, and cardamom pod. Shake with ice. Double strain into rocks glass. Garnish with cilantro. Based on recipe from Ruby.

Last Dance

1 part Armagnac

1 part yellow Chartreuse

1 part Luxardo

1 part lemon juice

lemon twist

Directions: Combine Armagnac, Chartreuse, Luxardo, and lemon juice in shaker with ice and shake. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist. Based on recipe from the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel lobby bar.

Wakey Wakey

6 parts Cacao- and coffee-infused tequila

1 part Benedictine

1 mug steamed oat milk

whipped cream to taste

nutmeg

cayenne

Directions: Steam oat milk. Add tequila and benedictine. Top with whipped cream. Dust with nutmeg and cayenne. Serve warm in a clear mug. Based on recipe from Cafe Flora.

Latest news

It feels like an age ago, but here’s the full list of Fiorentina players who got international call ups.

The approach of January has also seen the rumor mill fire back up with a vengeance, bringing us an updated version of the Viola interest in Anderlecht and Norway midfielder Sander Berge.

Germán Pezzella messed up his hamstring on international duty with Argentina. We took a look at what that could mean for him and for the team he captains.

Inter Milan are maybe possibly kind of theoretically sort of thinking about considering a move for Marco Benassi, so it’s pretty serious.

Federico Chiesa stepped in as skipper for Pezzella, and we had some thoughts.

Kristoffer Olsson of AIK and Sweden is a nice player, but we really don’t imagine Fiorentina making a move for him despite the rumors.

In case you already forgot that the lads traveled to play Bologna yesterday, we have proof. Documentary evidence is important when the actual match puts everyone to sleep.

Time for Lazar Marković rumors? Time for Lazar Marković rumors.

Must read

It can be tough to keep track of what’s going on in Serie C, so we’ve got a report on the Viola loanees down there for your perusal.

We asked you which underused option you’d like to see get more burn from Stefano Pioli, and you answered.

During the international break doldrums, we considered what a Fiorentina B-team could look like in Serie C. Some fun names on there.

It can be tough to remember, but for Thanksgiving we managed to scrape together seven reasons that the Gigliati faithful should be grateful that they root for this team.

We asked you who’s the best left winger in club history, and you (mostly) responded correctly.

Comment of the week

At least these past couple of weeks weren’t all terrible for everyone here.

Poll

Which of these cocktails are you starting with to make your Viola experience bearable?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    100 Year Old Cigar
    (5 votes)
  • 23%
    Blue Jellyfish
    (4 votes)
  • 17%
    Death in the Gulfstream
    (3 votes)
  • 5%
    Jubilee Sour
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    Last Dance
    (1 vote)
  • 17%
    Wakey Wakey
    (3 votes)
17 votes total Vote Now

That’s it for this week, folks. You should really clean the grout in your bathroom before it gets too gnarly.