Tag Archives: Drinking

Irma, you are like a hurricane

Hello. Here’s what’s going on. 1. No gas station or market in Florida has water. This is due to an addiction to bottled water as powerful as to any opioid. A man in Coral Terrace may have to resort to … Continue reading

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The pleasures of drinking

A thread update on I Love Everything and the recent posting of the planet’s worst cocktails inspired this post. Alcohol forms an integral part of my life. I’m lucky I lack the alcoholism gene and am such a tight-ass. Oblivion … Continue reading

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Worst cocktails

Among my favorite posts concerned my favorite cocktail recipes. A couple friends have wondered what the most disgusting cocktails are. I had no trouble casting a cold eye on the following: 1. Mimosas. Sparkling wine and orange juice – what’s … Continue reading

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The distilled Soto

“Never despise a drink because it is easy to make and/or uses commercial mixes. Unquestioning devotion to authenticity is, in any department of life, a mark of the naive – or worse.” ― Kingsley Amis, Everyday Drinking Because I seldom … Continue reading

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The cocktail Dark Ages

Anyone in my orbit knows that the gin and tonic is my casual drink of choice. Single malt scotches I’ll save for the cocktail hour. I will break the rules with martinis though if a weekend lunch is light and … Continue reading

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‘We should concern-troll ourselves’

Weeks of discussion about the mores of fraternities and few in the national media have mentioned the epic booze fests in which college professors participate. Slate’s higher ed reporter Rebecca Schuman, who’s covered this for months, uses the nightmare that … Continue reading

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“So much misery, engendered by one of the world’s most inspired taste combinations”

Nina Caplan on the importance of gin to the British empire: The Spanish went to the Andes and found the cinchona tree, the bark of which turned out to contain an acrid but exceptionally useful substance. The British planted the … Continue reading

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