August 30, 2009

Messages From Old Fashioned Drunkards - On Gimlets

"How's your drinking?"
"Perfectly elegant, old top. For some strange reason I seem to be able to handle the stuff. But you never know, do you?"
"Perhaps you were never really a drunk."
We sat in a corner of the bar at Victor's and drank gimlets. "They don't know how to make them here," he said. "What they call a gimlet is just some lime or lemon juice and gin with a dash of sugar and bitters. A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's Lime Juice and nothing else. It beats martinis hollow"
-Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

Words to live by.

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