Tuesday Random Links

The Journalist

I can’t remember where I first saw the recipe for this drink – either in one of the many cocktail books I own or a web site – but I thought that in these tense days, reporters, correspondents, and writers in general need support more than ever. And booze is good support (also: money).

The Journalist

3/4 oz. gin
1/4 oz. dry vermouth
1/4 oz. sweet vermouth
1/4 oz. Cointreau (or orange Curacao)
1/4 oz. lemon juice
dash of Angostura bitters

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Try not to tweet after having a few.

Daniel At Breakfast

I don’t know much about poetry. I used to read the stuff Bukowski wrote when he was drunk and I know a couple of dirty limericks, but I don’t read a lot of poetry. But I like this. It’s by Phyllis McGinley, and it was posted by CNN’s Jake Tapper on Twitter (I posted it in my Saturday Evening Post column last month). I was reading a book of McGinley’s essays and did a little research on her since I wasn’t familiar with her work. I discovered she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1961 and wrote several children’s books. She wrote the book the animated special The Year Without A Santa Claus (I’m Mister Heater Miser…) is based on.