Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

Non Sequitur

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    From: “The Bartender’s Bible” by Gary Regan
    Published by: Harper Collins 1991
    Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 91-55104


    2 1/2 ounces gin
    1 teaspoon dry vermouth
    1 lemon twist or 1 cocktail olive

    In a mixing glass half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin and vermouth.
    Stir well Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist or the olive.

    The cocktail olive is usually a green olive stuffed with a bit of pimento.

    From the same source, increase the vermouth by 1/2 teaspoon, garnish with 3 cocktail onions, and you have a Gibson.

    Here are some pictures of cocktail glasses.

    Cocktail Glasses

  2. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 3 years ago

    “I drink, therefore I am.” – Descartes.
    You can tell the place is upscale – Mel is spelled with two ’L’s.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    Um, …has Mell been through his TAM classes yet? Dude’s gettin’ a little sloppy there…….(Nice touch on the spilled drink, Wiley….Nice counterpoint to the “Healthy” line…)

    Hey, Mell, Crown Royal on ice? Thanks man, you’re great….and your wife’s cute….

  4. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    remember 10 years ago when no one had any problem with gluten?

  5. Odd Dog

    Odd Dog GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Drinking problem?

    I don’t have a drinking problem!

    I drink I get drunk I fall down. No problem

  6. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Also zero cholesterol. The olive, however, packs a burst of sodium.
    (By this measure, vacuum is the very most healthful… thing that comes in a container.)

  7. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    If Mell hadn’t been out back in the ice shanty smoking, he would have had time to swirl the napkins for that high class look…I’ve noticed that in northern Michigan, that since you can’t smoke in bars, or anyplace that serves food anymore for that matter, in the winter, there always just happens to be an ice shanty just outside the back door….sometimes with a little propane heater…..

  8. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago


    Just as well, nothing ruins a meal of hot pasties more than the stench of cigarette smoke.

  9. millie p

    millie p said, over 3 years ago


    Oops, your ignorance is showing!
    Gluten avoidance may be ‘fashionable’, but gluten allergy is not. The harm that gluten can cause has been known about for more than 60 years.

  10. wdpeck

    wdpeck said, over 3 years ago

    I’ll stick with the five bachelor food groups: sugar, fat, caffeine, booze and chocolate. One Irish Coffee and a slice of Schwarzwalde Kirschtorte and you’re good to go.

  11. jreckard

    jreckard said, over 3 years ago

    I think, therefore I dram.

  12. EDinWAState

    EDinWAState said, over 3 years ago

    To Alexikakos…
    I was a bartender at a posh country club in South Texas and I agree with your recipe except for the large amount of Vermouth. Instead of 1/2 tsp… I just waved the Vermouth cork over the glass and it was satisfactory dry for my customers.

  13. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    Gluten is only not good for you if you’re gluten intolerant.

  14. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, over 3 years ago

    yes, i don’t remember ever hearing about gluten until recently. how lately it is “bad” for some. how things change, i mean, adding all these chemicals to our food, GMO, has resulted in so many new things that were already in our food now being “toxic”.

    well when i grew up, there was a phrase, Better living through Chemistry." now i see what it means. lol.

  15. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 3 years ago

    @Jim in CT

    You can tell the place is upscale – Mel is spelled with two ’L’s.
    Reminds me of that witticism attributed to Lincoln, when talking about his in-laws: While one “d” was sufficient for God, the Todds required two!

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