Recipe: Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist Cocktail
During some late night internet surfing, I found an episode of Roxane Gay on Desus & Mero and decided to watch it because a mere two days before that, I had just wrapped her latest book, a memoir, Hunger. Roxane is a Haitian-American writer and professor from Omaha, Nebraska. She is a star! Roxane is a New York Times contributor, teaches at Purdue University, does cool things like take interviews with Desus & Mero, claps back on twitter, and now, I just learned, has a knack for good cocktails (this might be unbeknownst to her). The reason I know she can make some good drinks is because during the Desus and Mero interview, Desus asked Roxane to share her #1 traveling tip as she travels quite often. "Drink."
The conversation went something like this:
Desus: What is your number 1 travel tip?
Desus: Drink what?
Desus: What type of alcohol?
Mero: Oh word? we on a gin flow? I fuck with Gin flow for a bit but then I thought it tastes like that shit they put the combs in at barbershop
Roxane: No, you make it sweet. I put a little bit of grenadine and a little bit of tonic and call it a Bad Feminist.
Desus & Mero: NEW DRINK ALERT!!
And indeed it is a new drink alert because I tried it at home and I LOVE IT! This is the only way I want to drink gin moving forward. Please DO try this at home. With no further ado, Bad Feminist, The Cocktail.
Here is what I used:
Add ice to the glass you will be serving your cocktail in
In your shaker, add ice, one shot of gin, and a splash of grenadine. Shake it with all of your upper strength until the shaker frosts.
Pour cocktail into your glass and top off with chilled tonic water. If you fancy a lemon, squeeze
Sit back, kick your feet up and enjoy this refreshing cocktail in good company whether that be a small bowl of spicy nuts or your best friend.