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    Weekend Cocktail Notes from White Collar Wire

    “’This is a good place,’ he said. ‘There’s a lot of liquor,’ I agreed.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises Gin is juniper, in our opinion.  Gin should not be “citrus-forward”: Is The Gin Category In Danger of Losing Its Way?  F. Scott Fitzgerald, On Booze From the advertising blurb: “First you take a drink,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once noted, “then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” Fitzgerald wrote alcohol into almost every one of his stories. On Booze gathers debutantes and dandies, rowdy jazz musicians, lost children and ragtime riff-raff into a newly compiled collection taken from The Crack-Up, and other works. On Booze…

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    The Bellini and Hemingway

    From the New York Times, a Bellini Video Recipe.  The Bellini — the Times‘s drink for Wednesday — is not nearly as silly as it sounds.  The cocktail is best-known for being served at Harry’s Bar in Venice. At its tables, according to the website, Hemingway held forth: During the long, cold winter of 1949-50, Ernest Hemingway installed himself comfortably in the Concordia room. Hemingway practically dropped in on us that year, and divided his time between the Inn on Torcello, the Gritti, and Harry’s Bar, where he had a table of his own in a corner. He was the only client with whom once during an outing to Torcello I had…