or Antidote to a Stressful Week
Bob, my new best friend
In a week where blood, sweat, and tears were spilt, bitter words exchanged, and ideas pulped, I was determined to make a Friday night cocktail to restore balance. The usual ethanol delivery methods felt inadequate, so I thought it necessary to deconstruct the week’s assaults and reassemble them into a bespoke cocktail.
Here’s my cocktail de/construction process:
Or “Shut Up and Drink Your Gin”… said Fagin to Oliver Twist
Gin is essentially neutral grain spirits, otherwise known as vodka, flavoured with juniper but it’s history is anything but neutral. It was created by a Dutch physician in the 17th century and sold in pharmacies as a medicine to treat a host of ailments. It was also used to instill “Dutch Courage” to make soldiers more bold before battle. When William of Orange and his English wife Mary were crowned King and Queen of England in 1689, gin surged in popularity in Great Britain.