Five Gallons With Kick

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Avatar Michael Cain
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    Learn something every day: receipt used to also mean recipe.Report

    • Avatar North in reply to Michael Cain
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      Five gallons… must be home brewed beer or wine?Report

      • Avatar Jaybird in reply to North
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        Coulda been gin.

        One of the great things about gin was that it didn’t take long to mature. Whiskey? It’s gotta be in those barrels for a while. Wine? Hey, it’s gotta age too. Beer has to ferment.

        Gin? You can come up with a batch overnight. And if it’s bad? Down the drain and do it again, but right this time. All you lost was a day.Report

        • Avatar North in reply to Jaybird
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          Is gin not distilled?Report

          • Avatar Jaybird in reply to North
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            I have no idea. I know that there is a speakeasy-themed bar downtown that I went to where the bartender gave me a longer version of the speech in the above comment.

            (You walk into a tiny room that is about the size of a walk-in closet and has a hatrack in the corner. You knock on the thinly disguised door and a slider opens and they ask for the password. You say whatever you want and they let you in and seat you. Yes. I know.)

            I googled “bathtub gin recipe” and… yeah. Apparently bathtub gin is post-distillation but pre-flavoring. They deliver you the Everclear and you water it down and put juniper berries in it and if it tastes undrinkable, start over.Report

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