Copy
So you take a jam jar and you're going to want about three shots of vermouth to six shots of gin, then top it up with water. Filtered water ideally, but tap is ok. Not too full, obviously. Then if you want to you can peel some rind from a lemon and spritz the oil over. First in the usual way, and then curl it carefully and pull like a gentle concertina to get the last bits out.

Secure the lid then turn it slowly a couple of times to combine the differing weights of the liquids. You're not shaking here - it's the difference between a stir and a fold, maybe - and don't worry what James Bond thinks. Actually I heard that Bond asked for his shaken (not stirred) because he wanted more dilution, so he didn't get drunk when he was working. So that's fine if you're a spy but it's not the way to make a good drink.

So anyway, then it needs to be in the freezer for a couple of hours and after that it's just ready when you need it. Maybe put that cute mini coupe you snuck into your pocket at that bar that time in the freezer too, if you want to be classy about it. Then you can have a martini every day if you want. And you do want.
 
***

So white. So what?
The poison of male incivility.
What makes an iconic work of art?
The seismic hush of the coronavirus.
"What my mother didn't talk about."
The pandemic and the end of orthodoxy.
Climate refugees: where will everyone go?
The uneasy privilege of the daytime nightgown.
It's no accident that Blak Australia has survived the pandemic so well.
How Covid-19 is disproportionately disrupting mothers' careers.
Biden's path to the White House could hit a dead end on Facebook.
How Jared Kushner's federal Covid response vanished.
The words that will bring us through the chaos.
There is no wellness without anti-racism.
The suspicious rise of the Netflix hit.
Swifts and the fantasy of escape.
Will we ever find life on Mars?
The best sandwich in Pasadena.
The art of running late.
Life after sourdough.
Who is this?
 
If you like this email, forward it to a friend who might like it too. And if you're not yet subscribed, you can do that here.

Love,
K x

PS Is this the first time I've fulfilled the alleged remit of this newsletter and looked after you with my advice? Bonus tip: If poss, have a live-in bartender who makes the drinks for you. But if not, just do what you can.

PPS Mum? Independence. Help. Rush.
 
Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward
I pay my respects to the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, on whose unceded land I live and work.

*
This is ICP #186! Wow!
You can view it in your browser if you like.
Or hit reply to tell me what you think.

 






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Keziah Warner · Fitzroy · Melbourne, Victoria 3065 · Australia

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp