The Metamorphosis of Getting Ready to Go Out
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The Metamorphosis of Getting Ready to Go Out

Trim the nose hairs. Pluck the brows. Scoop and spread whatever concoction avails the skin. Spend more time on your hair than it probably needs. Tuck your shirt in. Lift what needs to be lifted. Gargle. Dab concealer on a bad mood. It’s now or never: you must wear the thing you are too afraid to wear. The shoes need not be comfortable. The underpants need not be modest. An essential question: should you wear a hat? Why yes, let this night be the frisky antagonist of every quiet evening spent on the couch.


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1½ oz.

Lemongrass lime cordial

½ oz.

Tonic water


Soda water

1 oz.


Combine all ingredients, except tonic water, in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with a twist of lime.

To make the lemongrass cordial, place sugar (2 cups), water (1 cup), lemongrass (1 stalk, roughly chopped) and lime zest (1 lime, zested) into a small saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes then remove and cool completely. Stir in the lime juice (¾ cup) then pass the cordial through a fine sieve to remove the lemongrass and lime zest.

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