The Poet Salon
A podcast where poets talk over drinks

Alcoholic Drinks

Cold Clove Couplets

This is a cold take on a hot toddy. Like a heroic couplet, this cocktail marches on sure feet, giving the bite of ginger, the brightness of bubbles, and the warmth of bourbon and spice. Think Moscow Mule meets the Deep South over the holidays. Perfect for when you feel the sniffles coming on, but you still want to have a cute boozy brunch with your people. Pairs splendidly with apple pastries, rambunctious readings of the Iliad, and our episode with Nabila Lovelace.

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Rachel’s ginger beer

—2 oz bourbon

—squeeze of fresh lemon


—two whole cloves

Gabrielle Stahlman