A Snark and Tonic for Breakfast...excellent idea
Thank you for answering my question. As always, you're insightful.
I have another question of even greater import. You appear to be a gin expert. In fact, I'm surprised you don't have your own brand. We should all be able to order a "snark martini" or a "snark and tonic." I can imagine the ad campaign, "Whether you've just been offered a six-figure advance or rejected for the hundredth time, Snark Gin is the perfect way to end your day -- or even begin it." Or, perhaps, Snark Gin -- it's not just for breakfast anymore."
My question is, what gin brand do you drink? I read a review of the best gins (see best gins ) and discovered that Bombay Sapphire was ranked #1. In my opinion, Bombay Sapphire is like drinking water. I like to taste the juniper berries in my gin and have always enjoyed Beefeaters, which was ranked the worst. I'm not an expert but I do have a degree in "mixology" from Bartenders' Academy.
P.S. Do you know the story of the Gibson -- a martini with a cocktail onion instead of an olive? Seems Gibson was an entertainment lawyer who like to negotiate the best deals for his clients. During power lunches, he'd order a martini but secretly tell the waiter to bring him a cocktail glass with water in it and an onion. That way he could stay sober while those he negotiated with drank the hard stuff.
Miss Snark DOES have her own brand of gin.
In fact Miss Snark has her own distillery.
Sadly, it's unavailable for public consumption because of a tiny little flaw in the liquor laws of New York City. Turns out you can't actually sell home made fire water. You can give it away of course, and Miss Snark threw parties that even Page Six couldn't quite find the words to describe. Well, one too many complaints and Miss Snark was turned out of her position at Gracie Mansion (Morals and Manners Monitor) for raucous behaviour and had to settle in to a life of subdued debauchery in the literary field.