Saturday, April 13, 2013
Sipping Junipero Gin martini in backyard, which I frosted and placed on the Cortez Lopez Beverage Holder (®) , I think, mmmm, nicely dry, botanicals adequate, a little on the hot side...then I notice label: 98.6 proof. Another drinkable weapons-grade gin, like Broker's, that tastes acceptable, even better than acceptable, no, very well, more than well enough. I once mentioned Junipero in a poem, maybe even my best known poem, such as that category might be--that's how good I found my first encounter...today, my second, still feeling the full flush of it. You may also like to read my old closed caption on Broker's Gin from Old Merry, which includes the obiter dictum on nine-tenths of the gin experience. Junipero has both a little more juniper (it better, with that name) and a little breath more of sweetness than Broker's. A dream would be to taste them both the same hour. Sorry about the stray weeds at the bottom, I'll get to them later this week.
Posted by Joseph F. Mailander at 4:57 PM