Hop, Skip, and Jump!

The Drink

…four or five Hop, Skip, and Jump Cocktails will demonstrate that this edition is no juvenile.

3 1/2 PARTS GIN
1 PART FRENCH DRY VERMOUTH
1 SPRIG OF MINT
ICE

-from So Red the Nose

Well, this is another variation on the martini, this time with a mint garnish, which adds a nice decoration, but not really any flavor. Sooooo…go back and read my review of the martini I guess. Continue reading

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Fantastic books from 2014

….not including the books I read for this blog. You already know how how I feel about those.

To be clear, these are not my favorite books that were published in 2014, but books that I read in 2014, from any era.

So, counting down, my favorite books in 2014 were: Continue reading

Poets and Their Art

The Drink

Poets

After all these years Miss Monroe has at last told the truth concerning what ingredients go into the making of poets and their art. 

1 PART GIN
1 PART CANNED GRAPEFRUIT JUICE

Ice and Serve

-from So Red the Nose

It’s good. I mean, it’s a little boring as cocktails go. Especially considering this was made by a poet, I would hope for something a little more creative. Grapefruit juice just doesn’t conjure up the kind of bombast you’d expect from an author who repeatedly calls upon “the muse” without irony. This drink isn’t dramatic or passionate; it’s more — what’s the word — laid-back. Continue reading