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#MaddowRuleForLiving: 'You're never supposed to eat the garnish.'

You know how you sometimes find out what the boss is up to from what you might call outside sources? Today we learn that at least part of the time Rachel's locked in her office staring at the computer, she really is researching drinks.

Maddow makes a guest turn this week on a podcast called the Sporkful, the profoundly obsessive podcast about food. An outtake from Rachel Maddow on Cocktail Philosophy:

"You're never supposed to eat the garnish. The garnish is not a snack. The garnish is there to modify the liquor that is in the glass. It is not there to provide you a tasty treat to go along with your drink. The drink is the treat."

As they do on the Sporkful, discuss.

Bonus: Maddow re-engineers the pina colada, w/recipe.