I am fairly old school. I have red wines, a bottle of Plymouth gin, black rum, sweet Cinzano, Pernod, bourbon, various sherries and the Pimm's added today. When I think of it, Kingsley Amis would not get lost amongst those bottles. I also have Angostura bitters, cans of club soda and tonic water. Lemons and limes. Down at the back of the beer stash I even have a slowly growing collection of vintage ports and Hungarian tokays but I plan to only open those in my retirement years.
Old man's selection? I admit it. But is this so wrong? Here's what I can put together and what I depend upon to get me and mine through the hot weeks ahead:
- Gin and Tonic,
- Cinzano, soda and lemon juice,
- Mint Julip,
- Pink Gin,
- Pernod and water, and
- Pimm's experimentations.
Do I need more than this in my life? Maybe I do but I don't know when I am going to notice. If you are sufficiently disturbed you may suggest what else I could add or what you depend upon. If you are sufficiently creative, you may see what else I could make with the available ingredients.