my drink is average

[by john]

if i were to judge, based purely on the reviews and musings i read in the cocktail nook of the internets, i would think that just about every drink ever drank tasted good. nobody ever says, 'meh, this drink was...okay.' it's like grade inflation for the tippling set. well, it's bothersome, so i hereby start my battle with the fine and dandy:
fine and dandy

1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz triple sec (cointreau)
1 dash angostura bitters
well, as advertised, it's average. the lemon juice and triple sec keep each other from making the drink too sweet or too tart, and the bitters add depth, but...it's nothing miraculous. perhaps a good drink for beginners, but nothing i'd come back to much.

tonight, i had an ordinary drink. mlia.


  1. Use lime juice instead of lemon, and you've got a Pegu, a very fine drink.

    (I confess I don't remember if it was you or John I met at the party at Naveen's house. Anyway, nice blog!)

  2. hey, yep, it was me, john, who you met. good call on the pegu resemblance (the recipe i have calls for bumps up the gin:cointreau ratio)...