One of the most compelling archaeological mysteries is the story of the 13 Crystal heads. These heads are believed to be between 5,000 and 35,000 years old and were carved over a period of several hundred years but without any tool marks. In fact their very construction defies the laws of physics and common logic. They are believed to offer spiritual power to those who hold or possess them.
Oh my. There hasn't been a more intriguing mystery since the burial place of the arc of the covenant. And this Christmas my husband unwrapped his mystery gift and discovered one of these skulls. And to make things even more exciting it was filled with vodka!
After seeing a T.V. segment on the comedian Dan Aykroyd's special brew I was hooked. Although at the price they sell this liquor, it should come with a personnal friendship with Mr. Aykroyd. Just say'in.
So we mixed up our first martini ever. Here's the recipe for 2 drinks. Place 1 pearl onion stuffed olive in each martini glass. Pour 4 shots of vodka into a shaker filled with ice. Add a 1/2 shot of vermouth. Shake, pour and enjoy some Christmas spirits. Much better than a visit from Bob Marley!
And the icing on the cake was setting the Crystal head along side our Mayan mask. Hmmm. The disappearance of the Maya. Another one of life's mysteries.
But it is not a mystery who won my Penzey's giveaway. My high school art teacher Mr. Urness. Or Don to his friends and family!