Monday, August 24, 2009

Gin and Tonic

I don't drink much hard liquor. Maybe a margarita once or twice a year. (I found an excellent recipe that I make on my wife's birthday.) Or a single-malt scotch when it's offered to me -- which it is much less than once or twice a year.

But some combination of heat and humidity arises in the weather between about August 15 through about September 7 that impels me to buy a bottle of gin, some limes and tonic water, and mix them all up with ice. The drink cuts through the heat and humidity like nothing else. It cuts through the burden of August heat like a cold blast from Canada. It reminds me that the heat will break in only a few weeks.

Gin and tonic.



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