Humans have been keeping track of time for eons. Days, months and years usually followed the moon, which takes about 29 days or so to circle the earth. The problem is that over the years the calendars would fall behind. The solution was to add days some years, but that wasn’t a perfect solution. One of the problems was that religious holidays weren’t falling on the right time of year. The real problem is that the earth takes 365.242 days to circle the sun. This was figured out during the Papacy of Pope Gregory VIII in the 16th century. In the year 1582 resolved this problem by initiating the Gregorian calendar, which adds an extra day every four years to keep the years aligned with the solar system. There is one small problem, the calendar is actually of 26 seconds every year, but that won’t call a problem until a few centuries from now.
To put your mind at ease the people who produce Hendrick’s Gin have come up with the perfect cocktail to sip during the extra day.
The Code Quantum
3 parts Hendrick’s Gin
1 part Amaro Montenegro
1 part fresh lemon juice
1 part Grenadine
2 fresh thyme sprigs
Method: Combine all ingredients in the shaker, shake vigorously and strain in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a thyme sprig.