Cocktail Astronomy | Sweet on Saturn

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute, Gordan Ugarkovic

Here at Future-ish, we love astronomy and we love cocktails. So to prep our fans (and ourselves) for those stellar weekend cocktail conversations, we are pleased to offer our Cocktail Astronomy post each Friday.

We all have crushes. Luckily, a cocktail can help us get past our inhibitions to perhaps even approach the object of our crush. Phil Plait, the blogger behind Bad Astronomy has no problem admitting his crush on Saturn. So it comes as no surprise that he was gushing after an image of Saturn was recently released from NASA's Cassini mission.

Don't worry Phil, we totally get it. Saturn is truly stunning in the photo (make sure to view the large, high res version) and we must admit, we have a little crush on Saturn too. The ethereal gaseous sphere, those beautiful rings, the dozens of intriguing moons, and that mysterious hexagon vortex above Saturn's north pole all make us more than a little sweet on Saturn.

Cocktail pairing: What else? The 1967 IBA Cocktail Championship winner, the Saturn