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Mixing Up Midlife

Welcome to Mixing Up Midlife, a weekly show for mid-lifers and empty nesters who want to shake up their middle years one challenge at a time. 

Part reality show, part audio diary and part cocktail hour, join us each week as we Mix up Midlife by doing the things we set aside while we grew our families and careers. 


Nov 19, 2021

In this week's episode, Terri & Melissa get up to speed on personal (long term) projects and how their morning routines are shaping up.

Terri found  ASL  Dr. Bill Vicars (Deaf/hh) of "ASL University" on YouTube to help her with her project of learning ASL and Melissa gives a little audio show and tell.

We talk Turkey, Booster shots and rapid tests, then Terri gives her traditional Thanksgiving cocktail:

The Soothsayer:

by Shari Stein

2 oz Bourbon (Four Roses or Basil Hayden'€™s)

1/4 oz Allspice Dram, St. Elizabeth

5 lf Sage

1/2 oz Maple syrup (2/3 maple syrup diluted by 1/3 warm water, shaken)

1/2 oz Meyer lemon juice

1 pn Nutmeg (grated nutmeg/clove mix - optional)

Muddle sage leaves with firm pressure for 30 seconds. Add bourbon, dram, maple syrup water, Meyer lemon and grated clove/nutmeg. Shake over ice vigorously for 20 seconds. Fine strain up into a rocks glass. Garnish with clove and nutmeg dusting and float a fresh sage leaf on top.

check out this cocktail calculator to batch your beverages:

Cocktail Calculator

The Weekend Watch:

Melissa needs some good watch recs! Drop them in our Facebook Group 

Terri watched Red Notice and it was a disappointment, Melissa gives a recap of Taylor Swift’s Red, the 10 minute video All Too Well.

Today's TikTok Talk: The Red Scarf rabbit hole and Goldilocks Goods Paper Bag Snowflakes

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