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cocktail friend: the levon gimlet

12 Oct

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levon helm gimletI had dinner at Seersucker the other night, and before we got to wine drinking I grabbed a cocktail at the bar. And thank god. This Levon Gimlet was so yummy and refreshing. Ingredients:

  • Dorothy Parker gin
  • fresh lemon-lime juice
  • basil (this was from the garden at their other restaurant, Nightingale 9)

Easy, right? I’m not even a huge gin lover usually but this was just really light and delicious.

My friend Kery who owns Seersucker with her boyfriend (and chef of the place) Rob, said it was named after Levon Helm, the drummer and backing vocalist for The Band. I’d never heard of him, which surprises me but then doesn’t because Kerry also had put this band Big Star on the restaurant playlist and I’d never heard of them either. Apparently, though, they’re this hugely influential rock band from the 70s. The lead singer was Alex Chilton who I’d…

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