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Quinn + Tonik Vol. 26: Don't Threaten Me With a Dead Fish

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 26: Don't Threaten Me With a Dead Fish

Happy Sunday ladies and gentlemen of the Quinn + Tonik. Start by having a chuckle at this gem.
I've always found numbers fascinating, so stories of such statistical analysis daring-do always tickle me pink. As does the fact that everything at our friend Kyle Connaughten's amazing restaurant in Healdsburg, CA was designed in accordance with the Golden Ratio and features Fibonacci sequences throughout. The food and service make for a very special experience; and aesthetically and ergonomically it's a tour-de-force for Kyle and our buddies over at AVROKO in terms of spacial design and feel. If you'd like to visit, just give DQPrivée a whistle.
Spring is in the air in NYC after the most recent Nor'easter "Quinn" blew through town. Which somehow leads us to Hunter S. Thompson for your Sunday afternoon pleasure. Motorcycles, Rum Diary's, and a reminder that the season of lightweight tropical wools, linens, and other breathable stuff to wear on the docks, or on the decks, is upon us. This Sunday was supposed to be a discussion of what goes into the finest suiting cloth in the world, from fibre length, to top dying, double twisting, and finishing... but somehow the sunshine and lottery statistics got in the way.
Hope you enjoy nonetheless.

read: song of the sausage creature


Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. I've always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba....
"Song of The Sausage Creature" - Hunter S. Thompson on the Ducati 900SS (first published in Cycle World, March 1995)

watch: the rum diary


Captain Jack Sparrow's rendition of Hunter S. Thompson's second novel. Written in 1960, but published in 1998. Have a wander around a boozy Havana, gonzo style.




OR BETTER STILL, know that it exists, and watch Director Bruce Robertson's earlier work, his tour de force of English comedic genius, "Withnail & I".
Whatever you are drinking will still work, even if it isn't, "The finest wines known to man."




and now time for a cocktail...


simo kingston negroni

courtesy of Joaquin Simo (Pouring Ribbons)

1 oz Campari
1 oz Carpano Antica
1 oz Smith & Cross

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir briskly.  Strain into a rocks glass over a large chunk of ice.  Garnish with a long, trimmed orange peel.
It still strikes me as strange that the first thought I had when smelling and tasting a huge, funky, estery, hogo-reeking, grilled banana bread, smoking allspice branches-laden brute of an overproof Jamaican rum was wondering how it would work in a stirred apertivo.  I usually steer clear of Antica in Negronis, as it tends to be a bit of a bully, especially in equal proportions.  But Smith & Cross is no shrinking violet, so it stands up to the bombastic chocolate and bitter orange notes in the vermouth while drying out the Campari's richness and tempering its bitterness. An appropriately aggressive pairing with Hunter's epic rants & conspicuous consumption.

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