Pursuit of Happiness HourAt this time last week, we were counting the hours to cruise missiles inevitably raining on Syria. Today, not so much. So as far as we’re concerned, we’re coming out ahead THIS Friday the 13th!

That doesn’t mean it’s going to be all smooth sailing ahead: The economy is still tanking for most of us, and the Republicans in Congress are poised for another fiscal showdown (“Defund Obamacare or we’ll shut down the government!”)

But that’s something we get to deal with next week. Right now, it’s cocktail time. And y’all have earned it.

Lucky Bamboo Cocktail

In Feng Shui, bamboo is supposed to attract good fortune and happiness; the perfect antidote to any F13 bad stuff that might be coming your way. We like this recipe because it’s so simple (hard for anything to go wrong when you have just three easy ingredients!)

1 1/2 oz. Dry Sherry
1/4 oz. Dry Vermouth
1 dash Orange Bitters

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Sip it while re-watching Stephen Colbert’s fabulous video of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”