Image by Jarkko Arjatsalo, The Leonard Cohen Files
Back in 1975, poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen created a cocktail that he called The Red Needle. According to thewebsite, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” here’s how to make it:
If you’d like to entertain your friends with a few Red Needles, and you feel you must have a recipe, here’s something too smooth to go by:
Into one very tall glass about half full of crushed ice pour and drop:
2 oz tequila (that’s 2½ English measures or about 60ml)
1 slice lemon
enough cranberry juice to top up the glass
Repeat for each friend.
Serve with Montreal smoked meat sandwiches accompanied by Leonard Cohen’s Various Positions.
If you don’t want to make it at home, you can always visit NYC and head to the Jewish Museum, where, notes the NYTimes, “the drink is being served on Thursdays in August in the museum lobby.”
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