Friday, May 25, 2012
Posted by Joseph F. Mailander at 3:32 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Caro diario: this is after 750 words at a blog, 750 words for a column, and 750 more words on a novel--a perfect balance to-day. This is a Kamikaze, not one of those Kamikazes you've seen studs toss back in singles bars, but an honest-to-god one--with about three parts vodka, one part lime, and half a part triple sec. And by the way, if you want to substitute lemon for lime, go ahead--that makes it a Balalaika. The book--the book is a wonderful encyclopedic narrative entitled The Geometry of Pasta by London chef Jacob Kenedy, which tells the story of every pasta you know and many I promise that you don't and is accompanied by wonderful line-shot pasta diagrams such as the one you see on the right leaf, by Caz Hildebrand. They are easy to interchange, Kamikaze and Balalaika--just remember--Kamikaze has the lime, think of a key lime, with all those K's...and Balalaika has the lemon, think of Lululemon and all those L's. And the whole reason it's called a Kamikaze is that these are almost too easy to drink as might a soft drink...so don't do that, or you will indeed go divebombing something or other.
Posted by Joseph F. Mailander at 4:13 PM
Sunday, May 20, 2012
— too thin-skinned for me). It's like a daiquiri only you use lemon juice rather than lime juice, muddle the sugar with it of course, and add some Cointreau or ordinary triple sec. Gold rum, please, if you don't know that about daiquiris. This book to me is the hottest of the hothouse that is the Alexandria Quartet, the most lyrical, the most poetic, and the one in which we learn of the affair between Clea and Justine. I am on the other side of the reading room: the southwest corner of the penumbra of the walnut today, prepping for the eclipse by reading something that often eclipses my life, though I keep trying for it not to.
If you'd like a more obliging recipe, I'm sure CocktailDB has one going.
Posted by Joseph F. Mailander at 12:39 PM