25 August 2011

Evelyn Waugh's Noonday Reviver

Evelyn Waugh's Noonday Reviver

1 hefty shot of gin
1 (1/2 pint) bottle of Guinness
Ginger Beer

'Put the gin and Guinness into a pint sliver tankard and fill to the brim with ginger beer. I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the attribution, which I heard in talk, but the mixture will certainly revive you, or something. I should think two doses is the limit.'

Kingsley Amis, Everyday Drinking: The Distilled Kingsley Amis (2008)


NJS said...

Sounds interesting, even if a bit much for noon! Another good tonic is to combine a bottle of stout with a glass of port.

Chris said...

I tried this today. It's okay. I suspect it is hard to find a ginger beer that isn't much sweeter than what Waugh was used to. I found the drink needed to be heavy on the Guiness compared with the ginger beer.