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Judith Pena

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So just stumbled upon this article on “How Senior Citizens Interact on Social Media [Infographic]” via mediabistro.com and truly enjoyed the author’s choice of photo.
I feel like this is pretty spot-on, no? You know, this elderly group of women helping each other figure out this social networking business. I love that the lady on the right is like “Step aside, ladies, I know what’s up here.” The one in the middle is like “Alright, girlllll, show me what’s up,” all while rocking her blue(!) eyeshadow. And then the lady on the left is just like Oh, you two are entertaining me.”
Anyway, what I learned from said article and infographic is that “the 74+ demographic is the fastest growing demographic among social networks.” I love this for multiple reasons. First, I love that technology is connecting everyone—call me a social media nerd—but second, is it wrong to think that this demo. is the fastest growing possibly because they’re the only demo. probably not already on social networks yet? Just a thought…

So just stumbled upon this article on “How Senior Citizens Interact on Social Media [Infographic]” via mediabistro.com and truly enjoyed the author’s choice of photo.

I feel like this is pretty spot-on, no? You know, this elderly group of women helping each other figure out this social networking business. I love that the lady on the right is like “Step aside, ladies, I know what’s up here.” The one in the middle is like “Alright, girlllll, show me what’s up,” all while rocking her blue(!) eyeshadow. And then the lady on the left is just like Oh, you two are entertaining me.”

Anyway, what I learned from said article and infographic is that “the 74+ demographic is the fastest growing demographic among social networks.” I love this for multiple reasons. First, I love that technology is connecting everyone—call me a social media nerd—but second, is it wrong to think that this demo. is the fastest growing possibly because they’re the only demo. probably not already on social networks yet? Just a thought…

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If you know me, you know I’m a Negroni fan.
The first time I ever had a negroni was when I made one for a guest at the bar, who proclaimed that it was “perfect.” From there, I knew I had to try this drink on my own and have since fallen in love.
The origin’s of the cocktails are unknown, however it is widely believed that Count Camillo Negroni invented the drink in Florence, Italy when he wanted to booze up his favorite cocktail, the light and refreshing Americano (Campari, sweet vermouth and club soda) by adding gin in place of the soda. Well done, Count Negroni. I would give you a high-five, for sure, if you were still around.
So what exactly is a Negroni? 
Simple, 3 ingredients—Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth—all in equal parts, stirred and strained or over fresh ice. Garnished with an orange twist or slice and finito! This drink is at once savory, crisp and bitter, but with an underlying sweetness to it. In addition, as you slowly sip—yes, this drink is a sipper—the flavors of the cocktail start to open up and become more pronounced, giving the cocktail new life minute after minute. 
After some time, you can start to experiment and create your own variations with spirits like Cynar, Aperol, Punt e Mes and Lillet. In fact, you can even make a white negroni, but we’ll save that for another day.
Bartender tip: You always want to stir cocktails that contain only spirits as you’ll get a clean, vibrant and clear finished product—no bits of ice here!

If you know me, you know I’m a Negroni fan.

The first time I ever had a negroni was when I made one for a guest at the bar, who proclaimed that it was “perfect.” From there, I knew I had to try this drink on my own and have since fallen in love.

The origin’s of the cocktails are unknown, however it is widely believed that Count Camillo Negroni invented the drink in Florence, Italy when he wanted to booze up his favorite cocktail, the light and refreshing Americano (Campari, sweet vermouth and club soda) by adding gin in place of the soda. Well done, Count Negroni. I would give you a high-five, for sure, if you were still around.

So what exactly is a Negroni?

Simple, 3 ingredients—Gin, Campari and Sweet Vermouth—all in equal parts, stirred and strained or over fresh ice. Garnished with an orange twist or slice and finito! This drink is at once savory, crisp and bitter, but with an underlying sweetness to it. In addition, as you slowly sip—yes, this drink is a sipper—the flavors of the cocktail start to open up and become more pronounced, giving the cocktail new life minute after minute. 

After some time, you can start to experiment and create your own variations with spirits like Cynar, Aperol, Punt e Mes and Lillet. In fact, you can even make a white negroni, but we’ll save that for another day.

Bartender tip: You always want to stir cocktails that contain only spirits as you’ll get a clean, vibrant and clear finished product—no bits of ice here!

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