Re: RARA-AVIS: Practical tips from hardboiled dicks

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 07 Nov 2000

Diane Trap wrote:

> In one of the novels a bartender advises Phillip Marlowe
> on the proper gin gimlet: equal parts gin and Rose's Lime Juice
> (this is tasty but will peel the enamel off your teeth). I'm
> not remembering the title of the novel (age and atrophy, sorry)
> --it's the one with Terry the veteran who married money and
> drinks too much.

It's "The Long Goodbye" and I believe it was Philip (not Phillip!) who said it, not some bartender. The gimlet is one of my favourite drinks. You must always remember this: don't put ice in it, put the ice in the glass before mixing the drink so that the glass coolens. Take off the ice and pour the drink in the glass.


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