Dieser Song ist einem Cocktail mit besonderer Entstehungsgeschichte
und dem wunderschönen Namen “Love is a bottle of gin” gewidmet:

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Hal Wolin, ein East Coast Cocktail Berater aus New York machte seiner Freundin einen Heiratsantrag, indem er ihr einen Cocktail zusammenstellte, der aus ihren Lieblingszutaten (Mezcal, Gin, Maraschino Likör und Grapefruitsaft) besteht und den Namen ihres Lieblingslieds, eben “Love is like a bottle of gin” trägt. Diesen Cocktail lies er – inklusive einem symbolischen Verlobungsring in einem Eiswürfel eingefroren – vom Barkeeper seines Lieblingslokals in Manhattan servieren. Sie sagte JA.


Nun fehlt nur noch das Originalrezept des Cocktails:


1 ounce Hendrick’s gin
1/2 ounce Del Maguey Vida or other mezcal
1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce cinnamon syrup (see Instructions)
5 maraschino cherries on a skewer, as garnish


Combine all the ingredients, except the cherries, in a mixer glass. Shake over ice, then strain over a giant ice cube in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with the cherry skewer..


und die Lyrics des Lieds:

It makes you blind, it does you in
It makes you think you’re pretty tough
It makes you prone to crime and sin
It makes you say things off the cuff

It’s very small and made of glass
and grossly over-advertised
It turns a genius to an ass
and makes a fool think he is wise
It could make you regret your birth
or turn cartwheels in your best suit
It costs a lot more than it’s worth
and yet there is no substitute
They keep it on a higher shelf
the older and more pure it grows
It has no color in itself
but it can make you see rainbows
You can find it on the Bowery
or you can find it at Elaine’s
It makes your words more flowery
It makes the sun shine, makes it rain
You just get out what they put in
and they never put in enough
Love is like a bottle of gin
but a bottle of gin is not like love

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