I have a cold.
A good old fashioned cold.
It dawned on me today that an old fashioned cold requires an old fashioned remedy. Forget the spoonful of honey, lemon, and glycerine; I'm going for the Hendrick's.
Santa apparently read my post "gentleman george" back in October because he left a fat bottle of the gin under the tree for me. I'm counting on the juniper in gin to heal me so I've just made myself a refreshing G and T. Here's how I like it.
Put several ice cubes in (yes, of course) an old fashioned glass.
Pour over them, an ounce and a half of gin.
Squeeze a chunk of lime over the ice,
rub the rim of the glass with it and drop it in among the cubes.
Fill the glass with tonic and give a very quick stir.
If one doesn't seem to help this cold, I'll have another.
If the second G and T doesn't work, I'll follow the old fashioned folklore of making a wish on a crescent moon. It's beautiful tonight!
Oh, but do I wish to be rid of the nasty cold?
Or do I wish for another bottle of Hendrick's?