A Feast for Friedrich Nietzsche

Remembring sign of the place where Friedrich Nietzsche lived in Turin, Italy

One hundred seventeen years ago today, Gnostic Saint, German philologist, philosopher and critic Friedrich Nietzsche died after an extended illness including at least two strokes. He was “Famed for development of the idea of the ‘Superman,’ the individual who exceeds the limitations set by cultural norms, and for his theory of civilization as resulting from the conflict and resolution of two human tendencies: the Apollonian, representing the rational desire for order; and the Dionysian, representing the irrational desire for ecstasy” (source: the Invisible Basilica of Sabazius).

Some of Nietzche‘s published works include: The Greek Music Drama (1870), The Greek State (1871), The Birth of Tragedy (1872), On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense (1873), Philosophy in the Tragic Age of the Greeks (1873), We Philologists (1874), Untimely Meditations (1876), Human, All Too Human (1878), The Dawn (1881), The Gay Science (1882), Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883), Beyond Good and Evil (1886), On the Genealogy of Morality (1887), The Case of Wagner (1888), Twilight of the Idols (1888), The Antichrist (1888), Ecce Homo (1888), Nietzsche contra Wagner (1888), The Will to Power (unpublished manuscripts edited by Elisabeth), and The Peacock and the Buffalo: The Poetry of Nietzsche (2010) (a complete English translation of Nietzsche’s poetry).

In honor of Nietzsche and the Dionysian tendency, we bring you these two cocktails, The Superman and The Apollo.

The Superman
½ oz Stoli® Blueberi vodka
½ oz Absolut® vanilla vodka
½ oz Absolut® vodka
½ oz Bacardi® white rum
½ oz Malibu® coconut rum
½ oz creme de bananes
½ oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 ½ oz pineapple juice

Fill shaker with ice add all of the ingredients and shake till frothy. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with an orange wheel and cherry.

Apollo
1 ½ Parts Bourbon
½ Part Cream
½ Part Kahlúa
1 Whole Maraschino Berry

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino berry.

Stephanie

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