Tuesday, July 18, 2006

PSA: Heat Wave

Man this weather is brutal. It broke eighty degrees here yesterday. Fahrenheit!

The cure is a cool drink on the patio after a long day: specifically The Miracle of Summer. This drink consists of Fergus Henderson's Miracle topped off with lavish quantities of soda water. Or seltzer, whatever. Basically a Fernet spritzer (over the years, I've realized that the creme de menthe should play a role like that of vermouth in a martini; I'm starting to suspect that Henderson père included it to discourage the cure from becoming the cause). So:

Fernet
ice
soda

Febbrifugo, vermifugo, tonico, corroborante, calofacente e anti-colerico.

3 Comments:

Blogger the patriarch said...

It's going to be 100+ on a cloudy day up here. I blame the Republicans.

Wed Jul 19, 02:52:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

Sounds like you need a Miracle, my friend.

Wed Jul 19, 10:22:00 PM GMT  
Blogger Erika said...

I'd be quite scared if it broke 80 Celsius.

Fri Aug 11, 06:49:00 PM GMT  

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