I am not going to go so far as to call today's correspondent a moron (even though he does speak approvingly of NonMonkey). The drone who decided that this should be the "Letter of the Day," on the other hand...
As a Minneapolis resident with deep roots in St. Paul, I could relate to Nick Coleman's column about the relationship between the cities.
The column was a fun rant about a marketing campaign proposal for the Twin Cities: "Meet Minneapolis." I have a solution. When I moved back to Minnesota from Texas nine years ago, I was so happy I invented a celebratory drink and named it the MinneaPaulitan. Friends have been asking for the recipe ever since.
It strikes me that instead of the too-general "Twin Cities" and rather than choosing either city's name, we could a use a variation of my drink name for the region: MinneaPaulopolis.
Atomizer, get your pencil ready...
• Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice.
• Pour 1 or 2 ounces of Tanqueray (or gin of your choosing).
• Almost fill with diet tonic.
• Add a splash of Rose's lime juice.
• Garnish with lime wedge or lime zest curl (a nod to the green o' the Irish).
MR. BOSTON, MINNEAPOLIS
Er... isn't that basically just a Gin and Tonic?
Here's a recipe more worthy of a Letter of the Day. I call it a "Footini":
3 or 4 oz. Gin
1 tsp. Dry Vermouth (or to taste)
Shake ingredients in ice and serve in a Footini glass. Garnish with olive or cocktail onion.