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  • Mimosa | Birdyslade

    Mimosa Mimosa has an average of 150 calories and 10% alcohol content. The main type of alcohol is Champagne. Ingredients Instructions Video Other Cocktails Anker Ingredients Ingredients • 2 oz Orange juice • 4 oz Champagne or sparkling wine • Orange twist (for garnish, optional) Buy The Book - 100 Cocktail Recipes 100 Cocktail Recipes QR Code to 1 Minute Videos Calories per Cocktail Alcoholic Content Advice - Tips - Ideas Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Anchor Instructions Instructions • Add Orange Juice: Pour orange juice into a champagne flute. • Top with Champagne: Gently add champagne. • Serve: Stir gently and garnish with an orange twist if desired. Anchor Video 1 Minute Video on How to Make Mimosa Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Other Cocktails I have curated all the videos from YouTube, picking the best, shortest and most informative. These will be displayed on this page from YouTube. If you prefer me to feature a different video, please let me know.

  • Last Word | Birdyslade

    Last Word Last Word has an average of 160 calories and 22% alcohol content. The main type of alcohol is Gin. Ingredients Instructions Video Other Cocktails Anker Ingredients Ingredients • 3/4 oz Gin • 3/4 oz Green Chartreuse • 3/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur • 3/4 oz Lime Juice • Ice Buy The Book - 100 Cocktail Recipes 100 Cocktail Recipes QR Code to 1 Minute Videos Calories per Cocktail Alcoholic Content Advice - Tips - Ideas Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Anchor Instructions Instructions • Mix Ingredients: In a shaker, combine gin, Green Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and lime juice with ice. • Shake: Shake well. • Strain and Serve: Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Anchor Video 1 Minute Video on How to Make Last Word Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Other Cocktails I have curated all the videos from YouTube, picking the best, shortest and most informative. These will be displayed on this page from YouTube. If you prefer me to feature a different video, please let me know.

  • Virgin Mary | Birdyslade

    Virgin Mary No Alcohol, less than 150 calories. Ingredients Instructions Video Other Cocktails Anker Ingredients Ingredients Tomato juice: 4 oz • Lemon juice: ½ oz • Worcestershire sauce: 2 dashes • Tabasco sauce: 2 dashes • Salt and pepper to taste • Celery stick (for garnish) Buy The Book - 100 Cocktail Recipes 100 Cocktail Recipes QR Code to 1 Minute Videos Calories per Cocktail Alcoholic Content Advice - Tips - Ideas Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Anchor Instructions Instructions Combine tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco sauce in a glass. • Season with salt and pepper. • Stir well. • Fill the glass with ice. • Garnish with a celery stick. Anchor Video 1 Minute Video on How to Make Virgin Mary Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Other Cocktails I have curated all the videos from YouTube, picking the best, shortest and most informative. These will be displayed on this page from YouTube. If you prefer me to feature a different video, please let me know.

  • Pimm's Cup | Birdyslade

    Pimm's Cup Pimm's Cup has an average of 165 calories and 22% alcohol content. The main type of alcohol is Pimm's No. 1. Ingredients Instructions Video Other Cocktails Anker Ingredients Ingredients • 2 oz Pimm’s No. 1 • 3 oz Lemonade • Club soda • Ice • Cucumber slice, mint sprig, orange slice, and strawberry (for garnish) Buy The Book - 100 Cocktail Recipes 100 Cocktail Recipes QR Code to 1 Minute Videos Calories per Cocktail Alcoholic Content Advice - Tips - Ideas Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Anchor Instructions Instructions • Mix Pimm's and Lemonade: In a highball glass filled with ice, pour in the Pimm's and lemonade. • Top with Club Soda: Add a splash of club soda. • Garnish and Serve: Stir gently and garnish with cucumber, mint, orange, and strawberry. Anchor Video 1 Minute Video on How to Make Pimm's Cup Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Other Cocktails I have curated all the videos from YouTube, picking the best, shortest and most informative. These will be displayed on this page from YouTube. If you prefer me to feature a different video, please let me know.

  • Virgin Mojito | Birdyslade

    Virgin Mojito No Alcohol, less than 150 calories. Ingredients Instructions Video Other Cocktails Anker Ingredients Ingredients Fresh lime juice: 1 oz • Sugar: 2 teaspoons • Mint leaves: 6-8 • Soda water • Ice • Mint sprig (for garnish) Buy The Book - 100 Cocktail Recipes 100 Cocktail Recipes QR Code to 1 Minute Videos Calories per Cocktail Alcoholic Content Advice - Tips - Ideas Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Anchor Instructions Instructions Muddle the mint leaves and sugar in a glass. • Add lime juice. • Stir to dissolve the sugar. • Fill the glass with ice and top with soda water. • Garnish with a mint sprig. Anchor Video 1 Minute Video on How to Make Virgin Mojito Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Other Cocktails I have curated all the videos from YouTube, picking the best, shortest and most informative. These will be displayed on this page from YouTube. If you prefer me to feature a different video, please let me know.

  • Contact | Birdyslade

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  • Julius Ceaser | Birdyslade

    Julius Ceaser Julius Caesar, a name synonymous with power, ambition, and transformation, left an indelible mark on the pages of Roman history. Born in 100 BC, Caesar's life was a tumultuous journey filled with military conquests, political maneuverings, and a fateful betrayal on the Ides of March in 44 BC. Order the Book ​ Early Life and Ascent Gaius Julius Caesar was born into a prestigious Roman family on July 12 or 13, 100 BC. From a young age, he displayed a remarkable intellect and an innate talent for leadership. His family's wealth and social standing gave him the resources and connections necessary to pursue a political career. Military Triumphs Julius Caesar's military prowess was nothing short of legendary. His most notable conquests occurred during his campaigns in Gaul, which spanned from 58 BC to 50 BC. Through brilliant strategies and tactical acumen, he expanded Roman territory, bringing vast swathes of Western Europe under Roman control. These victories solidified his reputation as a military genius and gave him the loyal legions that would later play a crucial role in his rise to power. Political Career Caesar's political journey was marked by ambition and audacity. He held various political positions, including consul, and formed a political alliance known as the First Triumvirate with Pompey the Great and Crassus. This coalition allowed Caesar to consolidate power and advance his political agenda. Personal Life Caesar's personal life was equally intriguing. He was married three times, with notable unions to Cornelia, Pompeia, and Calpurnia. Although he had no biological children, he did have a daughter named Julia from his first marriage. His marriages and family ties significantly influenced his political maneuverings and alliances. Wealth and Patronage Caesar's wealth was substantial, partly due to the conquests in Gaul, which brought immense riches to the Roman treasury. He patronized the arts and sponsored various public works projects, including constructing new buildings and renovations in Rome. His wealth and patronage endeared him to the Roman populace. Crossing of the Rubicon In 49 BC, a pivotal moment in Roman history occurred when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River with his legions, violating Roman law and beginning a civil war. His bold and daring decision reflected his unyielding ambition to claim ultimate power in Rome. The ensuing conflict pitted Caesar against the formidable forces of Pompey the Great and the Roman Senate. Caesar's military brilliance shone once again as he emerged victorious, establishing himself as the unrivaled dictator of Rome in 45 BC. Ides of March The rise of Julius Caesar was not without its share of controversy and opposition. On the fateful Ides of March in 44 BC, Roman senators, including Brutus and Cassius, conspired to assassinate Caesar. The fatal stabbing in the Senate chamber marked the tragic end of Caesar's life. His assassination sent shockwaves throughout the Roman world, leading to a power struggle among his successors. Legacy Julius Caesar's legacy is immeasurable. While his life was cut short, his impact on Rome and its transformation from a republic into an empire was profound. The power vacuum left by his death led to a series of civil wars and ultimately paved the way for the rise of Octavian (later known as Augustus) as the first Roman Emperor. Caesar's name became synonymous with authoritarian rule, and his story has inspired countless works of literature, art, and drama throughout the centuries. Julius Caesar's life was a tapestry woven with threads of ambition, triumph, and tragedy. His military conquests, political maneuverings, and untimely demise have left an enduring mark on the annals of history. Whether remembered as a hero or a tyrant, there is no denying that Julius Caesar's journey from a young Roman noble to the ruler of an empire continues to captivate and intrigue the modern world. His legacy as a military genius, statesman, and enigmatic figure endures, reminding us of the ancient world's complexities of power and ambition. The Julian Calendar During his brief time in power, Caesar implemented various reforms, including the reform of the Roman calendar, which gave rise to the Julian calendar (named after him), and reforms aimed at alleviating the plight of Rome's poor citizens. ​ The Pre-Julian Calendar ​ Before Julius Caesar's reform, the Roman calendar was based on a lunar system, which caused several problems. The calendar year had 355 days, divided into 12 months, and a leap month was occasionally added to align it roughly with the solar year. However, the system was poorly regulated and prone to political manipulation. ​ The Challenge of Synchronized Time ​ One of the critical issues with the Roman calendar was its misalignment with the solar year. This misalignment caused difficulties in agriculture, commerce, and various civic activities, as the timing of events didn't match the changing seasons. To address this challenge, Caesar turned to the insights of the Alexandrian astronomer Sosigenes. ​ The Calendar ​ In 45 BCE, Julius Caesar implemented a calendar reform that would become one of his most enduring legacies. Working alongside Sosigenes, Caesar introduced a solar calendar known as the Julian Calendar. ​ Changes ​ Caesar increased the calendar year's length to 365 days, divided into 12 months, with an additional day added every four years to account for the extra 0.25 days in the solar year. This day became known as the "leap day" and was inserted into the calendar as February 29th. Several months were renamed to align with the calendar's new structure. For example, Quintilis became July in honor of Julius Caesar himself. The Julian Calendar introduced the concept of a leap year. Any year divisible evenly by four would be a leap year. ​ From Dictatorship to Empire The period between Julius Caesar's assassination in 44 BC and the eventual rise of Augustus as the first Roman Emperor saw a series of power struggles and shifting alliances in Rome. Here's a brief overview of the significant figures and events during this transitional period. ​ The Second Triumvirate (43 BC) ​ After Julius Caesar's assassination, a power vacuum emerged. In 43 BC, three prominent figures formed the Second Triumvirate to consolidate power and avenge Caesar's death. The members were: Octavian (later known as Augustus), Julius Caesar's adopted heir and grandnephew. Mark Antony: A loyal supporter of Caesar and a military commander. Marcus Aemilius Lepidus: A senior Roman politician and general. The Triumvirs' Proscriptions (42 BC) ​ The Second Triumvirate sought to eliminate their enemies and secure control. They published proscriptions lists, marking individuals for execution or confiscation of property. Many senators and political rivals were targeted. ​ Battle of Philippi (42 BC) ​ The forces of the Second Triumvirate, led by Octavian and Antony, defeated the forces of the senatorial faction at the Battle of Philippi. This victory solidified their hold on Rome. ​ Division of Territories ​ After their victory at Philippi, the triumvirs divided the Roman Republic into spheres of influence: Octavian took control of the western provinces, including Rome. Antony governed the eastern provinces, including Egypt. Lepidus was given command of Africa. ​ Antony and Cleopatra ​ Mark Antony formed a romantic and political alliance with Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt. This alliance strained his relationship with Octavian. The rivalry between Octavian and Antony led to a series of conflicts. In 31 BC, their forces met in the naval Battle of Actium, where Octavian's fleet defeated Antony and Cleopatra. This event marked the beginning of the end for the Second Triumvirate. ​ The Rise of Augustus (27 BC) ​ Following the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra, Octavian consolidated his power. In 27 BC, he declared the restoration of the Roman Republic and returned many powers to the Senate. However, he retained significant authority and, in effect, became the first Roman Emperor, although he didn't officially take the title until later. So, between Julius Caesar's death and Augustus's rise as the first Roman Emperor, Rome was effectively under the control of the Second Triumvirate, with Octavian eventually emerging as the dominant figure who would transform Rome into the Roman Empire. Home Home Order the Book

  • The Bad Romans | Birdyslade

    The Bad Romans While the Roman Empire had many achievements, it also had a history of practices and events that would be considered shocking and reprehensible by modern Western standards. Please note that some of these actions were carried out by individuals, not the entire Roman society, and may not represent the entirety of Roman culture. Order the Book 30 Shocking Acts Carried out by Romans Slavery : Romans practiced widespread slavery, where both men and women were subjected to inhumane treatment. Gladiator Games: The Roman tradition of gladiator games involved men fighting to the death for entertainment, often against their will. Infanticide: The exposure of unwanted infants, often female, was not uncommon in ancient Rome. Crucifixions : Crucifixion was a brutal form of execution used by Romans against both men and women. Human Sacrifices : In some cases, Romans practiced human sacrifices to appease gods. Sexual Exploitation: Both men and women could be subject to sexual exploitation, including in the form of concubinage. Baths of Blood : Some emperors, like Nero, used men and women as human torches during extravagant parties. Vomitorium Myth : The idea of a vomitorium where Romans would vomit to eat more is a myth, but it persists as a misconception about Roman excess. Sexual Violence in Slavery : Male and female slaves were vulnerable to sexual abuse and violence. Domestic Abuse: Domestic violence against women was a problem in Roman society. Forced Labor: Men and women, including prisoners of war, were subjected to forced labor in mines and quarries. Emperor Nero's Torture and Execution of Christians : Nero ordered the brutal torture and execution of Christians, including men, women, and children. Dehumanization of Slaves : Slaves were often treated as property, and their mistreatment was widespread. Glaber's Attack on the Village of Spartacus : Roman commander Glaber crucified 6,000 slaves, mostly men, as punishment for participating in the Spartacus slave revolt. Lustful Emperors : Some emperors, like Tiberius and Caligula, were known for their debauchery and sexual excesses, often involving men and women alike. Sexual Exploitation in Prostitution : Prostitution was prevalent, and many men and women were forced into this profession. Execution of Vestal Virgins: Vestal Virgins who broke their vows of chastity were buried alive. Use of Condemned Individuals in Public Works : Condemned men and women were sometimes used as "living" building materials for construction projects. Decimation: Roman legions occasionally used decimation, where every tenth soldier was killed by their comrades as punishment for mutiny. Gynaeceum : The seclusion of women in the gynaeceum and their limited rights within the household were oppressive by modern standards. Boudicca's Rebellion: The Roman response to Boudicca's rebellion included brutal reprisals against men and women in Britain. Exile : Roman emperors used exile as a punishment for perceived threats, separating individuals from their families. Trials by Combat: Some legal disputes were resolved through trials by combat, subjecting both men and women to physical harm. Conquests and Occupation: The Roman Empire's conquests and occupations often involved brutality and exploitation. Animal Cruelty in Games: Romans indulged in the brutal killing of animals in public games. Human Sacrifices in Times of Crisis : In times of crisis, Romans sometimes resorted to human sacrifices, including of men and women. Destruction of Carthage: The Roman destruction of Carthage resulted in the slaughter and enslavement of its inhabitants, including men, women, and children. Tacitus' Account of Female Torture: The historian Tacitus documented the torture of a noblewoman named Epicharis during Nero's reign. Famine Exploitation: In times of famine, the wealthy could exploit the desperation of men and women, driving up prices and causing suffering. Corruption and Nepotism: Nepotism and corruption within the Roman political system led to the mistreatment of both men and women who were not part of the elite class. These actions reflect the darker aspects of Roman history and serve as a reminder of the complexity and cruelty that existed alongside the achievements of the Roman Empire.​ Home Order the Book

  • Bethan comes from a Poor Family Her Friends want to go Shopping | Birdyslade

    < Back Bethan comes from a Poor Family Her Friends want to go Shopping Dear Birdy, Hope you're soaring through life with a big smile! My name is Bethan, and I'm in desperate need of your savvy advice. You see, I'm a 15-year-old girl who's got some serious shopping fever, but my parents are acting like the great Wall Street of pocket money. They barely give me any allowance, and it feels like I'm auditioning for the role of a super thrifty shopaholic. Now, Birdy, I'm not asking for a secret money tree or a bottomless piggy bank, but a little extra dough would be as sweet as a scoop of ice cream on a sunny day. It's hard watching my friends flutter around the mall with bags full of trendy clothes while I'm stuck window-shopping like a window-watcher. It's like they're playing Mario Kart Deluxe, and I'm stuck in the slow lane with a donkey cart. I don't want to be a mooch or break the bank, but being able to join my friends for some retail therapy would be a real game-changer. So, what's a girl to do, Birdy? How can I convince my parents to upgrade my pocket money situation without triggering their savings alarm? Humorous hugs and high hopes, Bethan Hey there, Bethan! Your letter had me giggling like a ticklish flamingo! Your wit and charm shine through your words. It's clear you have a gift for painting a picture with humor. Now, let's dive into your pocket money predicament! First off, kudos to you for recognizing the delicate dance of balance between your shopping desires and your parents' savings game plan. It's like trying to pirouette on a tightrope while juggling flaming torches. But fear not, my friend, for there are a few strategies that might just give you a chance to upgrade that pocket money without setting off any parental savings alarms. One idea is to showcase your responsible side, like a champion charmer. Impress your parents with your money management skills. Show them how you've been budgeting wisely and taking care of your current allowance. They might be more inclined to loosen the purse strings when they see you're not throwing money around like confetti. Another approach could be to offer your help with household chores or extra responsibilities, like the superhero of tidiness or the master of dishwashing. A little extra effort can show your parents that you're willing to work for that extra cash injection. Plus, who knows, they might appreciate the extra helping hand around the house! Lastly, you can always consider getting creative and exploring alternative ways to earn a bit of extra cash. Maybe you can turn your talents into a small business, like selling handmade crafts or offering to walk neighbors' dogs. You'll be the entrepreneurial star of the show, Bethan! Remember, laughter is the best shopping accessory, and a positive attitude can work wonders. Keep shining your hilarious light, and I have no doubt that you'll find a way to turn that pocket money situation into a shopping extravaganza! Sending you laughter-filled feathers and shopping success, Birdy Previous Next

  • Clover Club | Birdyslade

    Clover Club Clover Club has an average of 160 calories and 27% alcohol content. The main type of alcohol is Gin. Ingredients Instructions Video Other Cocktails Anker Ingredients Ingredients · • 2 oz Gin • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice • 1/2 oz Raspberry Syrup • 1 Egg White • Ice • Fresh raspberries (for garnish) Buy The Book - 100 Cocktail Recipes 100 Cocktail Recipes QR Code to 1 Minute Videos Calories per Cocktail Alcoholic Content Advice - Tips - Ideas Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Anchor Instructions Instructions • Mix Ingredients: In a shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, raspberry syrup, and egg white with ice. • Shake: Shake vigorously until well chilled and frothy. • Strain and Serve: Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with fresh raspberries. Anchor Video 1 Minute Video on How to Make Clover Club Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Other Cocktails I have curated all the videos from YouTube, picking the best, shortest and most informative. These will be displayed on this page from YouTube. If you prefer me to feature a different video, please let me know.

  • Sisters, But No Longer Friends. | Birdyslade

    < Back Sisters, But No Longer Friends. Dear Birdy Slade, I'm in a bit of a pickle and could really use your advice. I'm 19 and have always been super close with my younger sister, who's 16. We used to share everything, but recently, she's been pulling away. She spends more time in her room, doesn't talk much at dinner, and seems irritated when I try to chat with her. I'm worried that she's facing some problems and not telling me about it. I don't know if I should press her to open up or give her space. How can I reconnect with her without making her feel like I'm invading her privacy? Thanks, Jenny Dear Jenny First off, kudos to you for being such a caring sibling! Navigating relationships with younger siblings can be tricky, especially during their teenage years. It's common for teens to seek more privacy as they carve out their identity. Here's a gentle approach: Start by creating opportunities for shared activities without forcing conversation. Maybe plan a movie night or a day out, doing something she enjoys. This can create a relaxed environment where she might feel more open to chatting. Remember, communication is key, but it's equally important to listen. You can express your concerns in a non-confrontational way. Something like, "I've noticed you've been a bit quiet lately, and I just want you to know I'm here if you ever want to talk." This lets her know you're available without pressuring her to open up. Lastly, respect her need for privacy. It's a delicate balance between being supportive and respecting boundaries. Trust that she will come to you when she's ready. Your job is to make sure she knows the door is always open. Warm regards, Birdy Slade Previous Next

  • Sex on the Beach | Birdyslade

    Sex on the Beach Sex on the Beach has an average of 210 calories and 18% alcohol content. The main type of alcohol is Vodka*. Ingredients Instructions Video Other Cocktails Anker Ingredients Ingredients • 1 ½ oz Vodka • ½ oz Peach schnapps • 2 oz Cranberry juice • 2 oz Orange juice • Ice • Orange slice and maraschino cherry (for garnish) Buy The Book - 100 Cocktail Recipes 100 Cocktail Recipes QR Code to 1 Minute Videos Calories per Cocktail Alcoholic Content Advice - Tips - Ideas Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Anchor Instructions Instructions • Mix Ingredients: In a shaker, combine vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and orange juice with ice. • Shake: Shake well. • Strain and Serve: Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry. Anchor Video 1 Minute Video on How to Make Sex on the Beach Order Now - USA Order Now - UK Other Cocktails I have curated all the videos from YouTube, picking the best, shortest and most informative. These will be displayed on this page from YouTube. If you prefer me to feature a different video, please let me know.

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