Wed 3/29 – 4-9 PM – Our very special white sangria welcomes our sunny days with a nice Sauvignon Blanc, brandy, and pear, peach, & mango juices – we do not use simple syrup but fruit juices and a special brandy to enhance flavors. We almost always sell out of this special so beware!
Thurs 3/30 – 4-9 PM – Love Potion cocktail specials: What is love? Love, love, love is all we need according to the Beatles. We all wish to have the answer to one of the most universal, mysterious, and all-permeating phenomena on this planet. In English, the word “love” has become diluted so that it can be used in place of “like”.
Greek has 4 main words for love: Έρωτας (Erotas)(Eros) in Ancient Greek): Refers only to romantic love or courtship. Aγάπη (Agape): a spiritual or charitable love, such as the love that God has for man. Φιλία (Philia): The general word for non-romantic love between equals, such as between friends and family, or love for activities. Στοργή (Storgé): This is the word used to describe the natural affection that exists between parents and children.
Irish words for love: Grá: This is the all-purpose word for love, which can be used in the same way as the English word “love” (for loving people, places, romantic partners, etc.) Cion: Roughly translates as “affection”, such as the love you might have for a child. Searc: Used for describing romantic love or “true love”. Cumann: Used to express the love and companionship that exists between friends.
In Japanese: 愛 (Ai): Depending on the context, 愛 can be used to refer to several types of love, including friendships, family, and love of things or activities. It’s used as the base for constructing many different love-related words, (aikenka; a dog lover); 母性愛 (boseiai; maternal love) or 博愛 (hakuai; philanthropy). 恋 (Koi): Implies physical or romantic love, though in certain contexts, it can imply a more “selfish” type of love. 恋敵 (koigataki; a rival in love) or 初恋 (hatsukoi; first love).
While Spanish really has one noun for love (amor), when it comes to the verb “to love”, there are three different Spanish words: Guerer is the general term to use when you love a person, including friends, family or romantic partners. Amar – a much stronger version of querer, and is only used in a romantic way. Encantar: (most similar to the English word “love” or a strong like – refers to activities.
Sanskrit is a classical language that has influenced modern South and Southeast Asian languages at least as much as Greek and Latin have influenced modern European languages and has an astounding 96 words for love. A small sampling स्नेह (Sneha): Maternal love or affection. काम (Kama): Erotic or amorous love. You might recognize this word from the title of the famous ancient text, the Kama Sutra. अनुरक्ति (Anurakti): Passionate love or attachment. रति (Rati): This word originally meant to enjoy or delight in something or someone. The meaning has evolved to imply a physical desire or love. प्रिय (Priya): Meaning “darling” or “beloved”, Priya is a common given name for girls in India and Nepal.
The fictional Klingon language, from the Star Trek universe, has no words for love. Close translations include “unhate” and “honor”. What do you suppose this says about that culture?
Love cocktails: Love Potion – CB Frost, Chambord, lime juice, simple syrup, cranberry juice, grenadine; Raspberry Martini – CB Frost, raspberry syrup, lime juice; Cosmopolitan – CB Frost, unsweetened cranberry juice, lime juice; Love Martini – CB Frost, peach brandy, rum, cranberry juice and 1/2price fruit or infused flight.