My Last Hundred Bucks: Essential Supplies and Provisions

How’d you spend your last hundo, Nicole Cliffe?

$104.65: “State Liquor Store Salt Lake City UT.” I wanted to make vespers like in Casino Royale (“Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel”) so I had to buy Lillet and vodka because I already had gin. And then I stocked up because the liquor store in Utah is open only when the ghost of Brigham Young wills it.


Nicole Cliffe is an editor at The Toast.


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loren smith (#2,300)

Did you have to sign up to be a club member before you could purchase? <3 u Utah!

Worker Parasite (#2,292)

At least you went to a proper liquor store! Last time I was in SL, UT I had a bad day and wanted to drown my sorrows in sweet sweet Tecate. Bought a case at Target, downed four of them. Just felt bloated, but none of the pleasing effects one associates with booze. Looked closer at an empty can and it was 3.2% alcohol, not the usual 4.5%. Apparently non-state liquor stores can’t sell anything stronger than 3.2%?! Go to hell Salt Lake, go to hell.

MissMushkila (#1,044)

@Worker Parasite Minnesota has that same blue law. Liquor stores are also not allowed to sell on Sunday :(

bgprincipessa (#699)

As a Catholic college graduate, this is the only vespers I know, and so this is concerning.

sunflowernut (#1,638)

I had a Vesper recently at a fancy cocktail place, and it was wonderful. Also: I wish I could afford to spend a hundred dollars at a liquor store right now. That sounds like a dream

A good friend here bartends at a restaurant which is allowed to serve beer and wine, and has to put each glass in a little wooden contraption to make sure each wine pour is exactly five ounces. Then account for each bottle, including when the chef comes over to get one cup to cook with.

The whole thing is bananas.

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