Good afternoon!

Tonight, join Stanley Hauerwas, Edwidge Danticat, and Phil Christman for the launch of Plough Quarterly’s special “Regeneration” issue, focusing on COVID and what lies ahead.

Hosted by KGB Red Room on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, this event is accessible to you through the Magic of Zoom (click here to register), and as a special treat we’ve gotten Lori Schwartz of KGB to invent and demonstrate a new Coronatide cocktail for the occasion.

If you hate the New York postliberals or if you love them; if you want to tune in to remember the good times down on East 4th Street; if you want to see Dr. Hauerwas’ cats: this is your evening!

Here’s Lori’s recipe:

Regeneration: The Plough Rickey

The Plough Rickey is derived from a traditional gin drink, but it can be made with vodka or as a mocktail: a refreshing summer drink any way you mix it.

2 oz Hendricks

1/4 medium lime

2 cucumber slices

10 mint leaves

2 sugar cubes

Sparkling water or club soda

Muddle together the mint, sugar, lime, and 1 cucumber slice in a highball glass

Pour in gin or vodka

Pour into a cocktail shaker

Add ice; shake; strain back into the glass

Add several cubes of ice; stir

Top with sparkling water

Garnish with the remaining cucumber slice & a spring of mint

To make it virgin, just skip the gin/vodka and add a couple of ounces of sparkling water to the muddled ingredients before you pour it into the cocktail shaker.

Posted by Susannah Black

Susannah Black received her BA from Amherst College and her MA from Boston University. She is an editor at Mere Orthodoxy, Plough Quarterly, The Davenant Institute’s journal Ad Fontes, and Fare Forward. Previously, she was associate editor at Providence. She's a founding editor of Solidarity Hall and is on the boards of the Distributist Review, The Davenant Institute, and The Simone Weil Center. Her writing has appeared in First Things, The Distributist Review, Solidarity Hall, Providence, Amherst Magazine, Front Porch Republic, Ethika Politika, The Human Life Review, The American Conservative, Mere Orthodoxy, Fare Forward, and elsewhere. She blogs at Radio Free Thulcandra and tweets at @suzania. A native Manhattanite, she is now living in Queens.

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