A Rose By Any Other Name

They say April showers bring May flowers but we didn’t want to wait that long. Our Year of the Author continues this month with William Shakespeare. It was so hard to choose just one of his works to feature and after much deliberation; Romeo & Juliet emerged as the front runner.

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would still smell as sweet.” These words were famously spoken by Juliet during her balcony scene with Romeo in Act II, Scene II.  It’s during this scene where these star crossed lovers decide that their love is greater than a name and make plans to meet the following day.

What would you have done if you were Romeo and Juliet? Would you have gone against the wishes of your family regardless of the consequences for true love? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook and on the blog and be sure to stop into Quill for our William Shakespeare cocktail.

The cocktail, featuring gin, sherry (a popular drink during the Elizabethan era), lime juice and a drop of absinthe is garnished with a rose petal and served in a martini glass. We hope you get a chance to try it this month!