Hemingway prescribes a drink for trumpian times: Death in the Gulf Stream

Tall glass, cracked ice, 4 dashes Angostura bitters, crushed peel of one lime, fill with Holland gin: "It's strong, it's bitter—but so is English ale strong and bitter, in many cases."

"Death in the Gulf Stream," as he called it, was Hemingway's salve for 1937—a dark year marked by an economic recession in the US, Joseph Stalin's wrenching Purge Trials, a new war between China and Japan, and the Spanish Civil War which he covered as a journalist for the North American Newspaper Alliance.

Ernest Hemingway has a cocktail recipe for days when you've had just enough of the world
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