We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It could not be simpler. Remember the protagonist in Walker Percy's extraordinary Love in the Ruins who lived on them? Dr. Tom More. His brain was constantly fizzing and fizzling.
There's also the Royal Gin Fizz (with an egg), and, of course, the Sloe Gin Fizz if you can find any Sloe Gin around - or any loose Sloes to soak in your gin. Looks like a Beach Plum. Cape Cod Beach Plums would probably work just fine. They are bitter, flavor-packed wild plums. Maybe I will give that a try.
Photo is the Royal.
nb: Some old comments below from our late pal Marianne Matthews. Miss her.
New Orleans specializes in Ramos Gin Fizzes, which are wickedly delicious. Be sure, the next tme you visit New Orleans [on business, of course] to order a Ramos Gin Fizz or two at Brennan's, or Galatoire's.
Thanks for re-posting this entry. I have enjoyed the Ramos Gin Fizz for years, but tonight made my first 'plain' Gin Fizz. My wife promptly confiscated it as her own. Now I am drinking the 2nd. Kept it low carb by using a packet of Splenda. Excellent. You are a good man.