Literary inspiration.

I recently read Ernest Hemingway’s Islands in the Stream. I enjoyed it – set in the Caribbean, full of sea and salt and many an alcoholic beverage.
One of the favorite drinks of the main character in the book, Thomas Hudson, was a gin drink with coconut water, lime juice and bitters. It sounded interesting enough to me to concoct one and try it. And it was pretty good! We call it a “Tom Hudson.” There wasn’t a recipe in the novel, so the individual quantities are up to the bartender’s discretion. But here’s how I like them:

Tom Hudson
– 2 oz gin
– 4 oz coconut water
– juice of 1 lime
– a few (or many) drops of bitters
– serve on the rocks

Cheers, Ernest!


2 thoughts on “Literary inspiration.”

  1. Cheers to Ernest!!! November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) are you giving it a shot this year? I think you have a novel (and a few drink recipes) in you!!!

    1. Hi Teri. No, I won’t be writing a novel, but I will be reading in November. Trying to get my book reading groove back. R u in for another nanowrimo?

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