“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”- Frank Sinatra
While my food intake is hampering my usual alcohol consumption, I am still enjoying a good cocktail or two, instead of four or five. There is only so much room in this belly.
When in NEPA I heed Yuengling Lager, but I still crave a refreshing cocktail, particularly with gin. Not everybody likes gin. Not everyone drinks spirits in general, but I decided on a gin-based drink for my bridal shower. There were doubts. Which makes the success of the drink that much more satisfying. I love getting someone to try something they have never tried, or think they don’t like. They may have had it prepared badly, or just hold an unjustified dislike for something that has never crossed their lips. Enter The Leland Palmer.
The Leland Palmer
from Bon Appetit
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 3 cups freshly brewed jasmine tea, cooled
- 3/4 cup gin
- 3/4 cup limoncello*
- 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 cup chilled club soda
- Ice cubes
- 6 lemon slices (for garnish)
*Limoncello, a lemon-flavored liqueur, can be found at many supermarkets, at Trader Joe’s markets, and at liquor stores.
Stir honey and 1/2 cup hot water in small bowl until honey dissolves. Cool completely.
Combine honey water, jasmine tea, gin, limoncello, lemon juice, and grapefruit juice in large pitcher. Add club soda and stir to blend.
Fill six 1-pint mason jars or 6 tall glasses with ice cubes. Divide tea mixture among jars; top each with lemon slice.
i need to know their names those women i would have walked with jauntily the way men go in groups swinging their arms, and the ones those sweating women whom i would have joined after a hard game to chew the fat what would we have called each other laughing joking into our beer? where are my gangs, my teams, my mislaid sisters? all the women who could have known me, where in the world are their names?