Monday’s Gin

Monday gets a bad rap for being ornery and hard to love.

For the wicked

Easy to love: Gin & Tonic

Monday needs a makeover with gin.

Certainly I am not suggesting you drink on the job as Monday is technically a work day, but you can grease your wheels off hours, yes?

An acquired taste: Negroni

I’m not bitter: Negroni

Perhaps with a gin drink of some kind––there’s Gibson and Negroni!  Both are nice cocktails for drinking any day of the week, any time of the year.  I have a tendency not to feel as if I’ve had a real drink unless it’s a gin, unfussy and straight up. No juice necessary.

Perfect together

Perfect together

July’s Mondays in New York City are merely a precursor to August’s full-blown humidity Hell.  Be warned, for in August you may find yourself ducking into delis and department stores just to get at some air conditioning so as not to pass out (though I would pick a nice bookstore for browsing and keeping cool).

The Holy Grail: Martinis at the Oyster Bar

The Holy Grail: Martinis at the Oyster Bar

But, really, the best thing to do is to pick your most favorite spot for a cocktail and stay there ’til Monday blows over.

Negroni

(find the recipe at http://www.nytimes.com/recipes/1016357/negroni.html)

The ingredients

1 oz dry gin

1 oz Campari

1 oz sweet vermouth

lemon or orange twist

The steps

1. Combine gin, Campari and vermouth in a shaker filled with ice.  Stir well.

2. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a twist.

 

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