Sunday, June 1, 2008
The Large Marge
As you can see from the photo, I am much happier with a Large Marge in my hand than a red soda. The Large Marge is a specialty of Denny's (a long time friend of the family) who has named the drink after his wife, Marge. The Large Marge is most happily consumed at sundown on a porch in the country in summer. The trick is to get the drink ready a minute before critical sunset time---say, twenty minutes before the sun sinks behind the mountain ridges. It's a vodka tonic with about six times the lime juice of a regular vodka tonic. Here's the recipe: grab a tall glass, add lots of ice, squeeze in the lime, add as much vodka as you like, top with plenty of Schweppes tonic water. Run out to the front porch, grab a rocking chair, lean your head back, sip. Or, have Denny make it for you.