Oh, I know it seems like I haven’t reviewed anything in a while and it’s true. But this week has been pretty brutal: my symptoms from the concussion actually showed up this week and I just couldn’t stomach scents. (my doctor told me that’s normal and just to take it easy. Right) That and there have been a never-ending parade of plumbers, painters, electricians, handymen and AC people as they replaced the water pipes, ripping out walls to do so.
It makes me wonder ?why did I give up drinking?”
It isn’t like I was a Saucy Boozehound as the great Deven Green would say. I just enjoyed an occasional cocktail. Usually before dinner. A nice Martini or Vodka Tonic in summer, or a Gin and French. In Winter, something heartier, like a Manhattan before a steak. There used to be a very Old School restaurant in Santa Monica where I’d have one with the oysters Rockefeller *which needs to make a comeback) and the filet. To give you an idea of how old school it was, it was Jane Wyman’s favorite restaurant.
I also remember myself and a friend trimming a thyroidal avocado tree in the back years of a mutual friend. It was a warm day and at the end of it were were beat. My friend *a gal who likes her tipple) insisted that we must have gin and tonics. I thought “Ugh, it’s not even four!” but the first sip was so wonderful on that hot day, icy cold and just bitter enough that I ended up having a second one with the chicken salad sandwiches my friend made and Beverly Hills Market potato chips (which are to D I E die for.)
Eventually I sort of stopped drinking hard liquor, going to wine, then to spritzers then finally to club soda. But weeks like this make me think that a gin and tonic might not be a bad idea..
What are your favorite libations? Share in the comments.