When I spotted a magazine called Garden & Gun on a friend’s desk, I thought, “Well, this should be good,” as I half-rolled my eyes. My only previous exposure to the magazine had been to a positively infuriating article about how Southern women are peaches who love babies and cook perfect meals and Western women, like myself, are cold, harsh witches who hate children and couldn’t make toast if our lives depended on it.
I was less than impressed. But I was happily surprised to discover, that aside from that tacky article, the magazine has a lot of wonderful recipes and travel suggestions.
The website for Garden & Gun is also quite good and features a number of charming videos and articles on how to craft the perfect cocktail. This one, from Husk Bar, teaches you how to create a lovely cocktail called The Midnight Tea. It’s a bit labor intensive, since a tincture of Everclear and bergamot tea must be prepared days in advance, but it looks delicious nonetheless.
And what does one wear to a Southern tea party that serves a cocktail that sure to get the party started?
A floral, dancing dress, of course.