Melinda was trying to recall the ingredients in a woo woo. She recalled one of the main components was vodka, which Gabe misheard for “rocket”. He asked if I knew what rocket was, honestly, I had no idea what he was talking about. He said that Gordon Ramsay uses it as an ingredient regularly on his BBC shows. I had to know…

It took a few minutes of googling, because “rocket” is way too generic a term, to find the Wikipedia entry on London Rocket (note that it was pretty easy to find plenty of recipes calling for “handfuls”, which is seems to be the chosen unit of measure for rocket, of the stuff). Turns out rocket is simply a branch of the mustard green family of weeds. Now I wonder if I can get my hands on some of the stuff ’round these parts.

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