Getting Lit S2EP05: Hot and Badgered
By Shelly Laurenston.
This month, Ilana prepared for us some literary questions:
Literary critics have said that Hot and Badgers is possibly the finest honey badger shapeshifter novel ever produced. Discuss:
Is what ways are the characters of this novel both hot AND Badgered?
What does it mean to be a good honey badger?
What role does honey play in the literary metaphors of the novel?
Ilana’s Drink: The Honey Badger
Honey Simple Syrup (see how fancy I am getting):
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
2 oz Gin
2 oz ruby red grapefruit
Two sprigs rosemary
1 lemon of lemon juice
a pinch of sea salt
To make the simple syrup: Put the stuff in a pot on the stove on medium heat until the honey dissolves into the water, about five minutes.
To make the cocktail: First, muddle the first spring of rosemary in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add ice, then everything else except the last spring. Give a good shake and then strain into a cocktail glass. Put the second sprig of rosemary on top for garnish.
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