Remember that great ‘80s movie “A Christmas Story”? About a basketcase of a family trying to make it through the holiday season? I remember it vividly, not least because for a brief, confusing period of my young life, I thought it was a home video.
Inventing drink names is difficult. The impulse to be precious or twee is irresistible, and in this case it’s a particularly hard trap to avoid because the drink at hand is one we can imagine Gwyneth Paltrow sipping lazily from the bow of her yacht, all boat-necked St. Martin shirt and perfect white short-shorts. Which is to say, it’s a drink that’s refreshing, minimalist, ideal in warm weather, and made with ingredients that are just overpriced enough to for me to consider them “sophisticated.” Anyway, for this recipe I had to resist with all my might a name that was very cutesy, because I am almost 30 and I think it’s time to cultivate mature habits. Maybe I will improve at naming things as our GOOP-inspired cocktail series progresses.