Singing in the Wilderness

The Drink

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1 DOLLOP OF COMB HONEY. Strained and Beaten Smooth in Enough Whisky to Make You Sing. Fill up the rest of a Tall Glass with CREAM. Beat it all to a froth again and clink the glasses to the old toast —

Here’s tae us!
Wha’s like us?
Dom few!

-From So Red the Nose

What was it with people in the 1930’s treating cream like a legit beverage? Weren’t they supposed to be skinny back then? An entire glass of cream is just nauseating, no matter how much whisky you cut it with. Continue reading

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Swiss Family Manhattan

The Drink

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Thirteen hundred of these cocktails were said to have disappeared at the coming-out party for Swiss Family Manhattan on the eighty-fifth floor of the Empire State Building. 

2/3 RYE WHISKY
1/3 ITALIAN VERMOUTH
1 DASH ABSINTHE

Stir and Serve Excessively Cold

– From So Red the Nose

This is the first So Red the Nose drink that I just could not finish. This project may be developing my taste for hard liquor, but not to the point where I can happily drink straight rye whiskey with no sweetener. I spent the whole time reading this book counting down the minutes until I could pour the foul thing down the drain. Continue reading