Midnight Dram

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, March 18th, 2012 · Quotes

“The practice is to commence with a brandy or gin ‘cocktail’ before breakfast, by way of an appetizer. Subsequently, a ‘ digester ‘ will be needed ; then, in due course and at certain intervals, a ‘refresher,’ a ‘reposer,’ a ‘settler,’ a ‘cooler,’ an ‘invigorator,’ a ‘sparkler,’ and a ‘rouser,’ pending the final ‘ nightcap,’ or midnight dram.”  Life and Society in America by Samuel Phillips Day, 1880.

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