Arnt Gulbrandsen
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2011-01-31

Webster F. Street layaway plan

A fine cocktail, supposedly F. Scott Fitzgerald's favourite, and key to a fine scene in Sweet Thursday. Such a shame that it's mostly forgotten nowadays.

Recipe: Gin, chartreuse verte and a strip of lemon peel. Make as a dry martini, decorate (and spice) with the lemon peel. The drink is very sensitive to the choice of gin.

As always, use organic lemons. Alcohol is too good at extracting insecticide from citrus peel, and that's entirely the wrong kind of poison for a cocktail.