Tuesday, June 29, 2010
4. Gin Gimlet
"The Long Goodbye"
Raymond Chandler didn't include the gimlet in his first draft of the novel. However, after a trip to London, he fell in love with the drink and wrote it in. The novel's popularity caused the cocktail to blow up in the United States. Now it's the drink most associated with this infamous alcoholic writer.
As Terry Lennox tells detective Philip Marlowe in the 1953 detective novel, "A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else."
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