Wisdom & a Cocktail {no.2}

Boldly Southern: Vivian Abbott Walker (of Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood) + Bourbon & Branch Water

Here’s the thing about this drink: it’s for long hot afternoons where there’s nothing in the world you could possibly do but sit on a porch and think and listen and think a bit more. It’s for reflecting and sipping and giving you distraction whilst the world lets you take it all in.

“The notes danced through the June air; Vivi could feel them dust her hair and shoulders. She could feel the notes enter her and settle deep into her bones.” 

“Life is short, but it is wide. I learned that from Genevieve.”


Bourbon + Branch Water

Drink for revivification of the soul.

2 oz Bourbon Whiskey

4 oz Mineral Water or Spring Water

Pour your bourbon and water into a fancy highball glass. We like oddly shaped ice cubes, but serious ballers go with, well, balls of ice so things melt properly. Enjoy whatever you do and don’t forget to stir.


More Wisdom (because it’s necessary and nice):

“The point is not knowing another person, or learning to love another person. The point is simply this: how tender can we bear to be? What good manners can we show as we welcome ourselves and let others into our hearts?”

“God don’t like ugly, Mes Petites Choux. Ça va? No matter what they’ll try to tell you, Bébés. God don’t make ugly, and God don’t like ugly. Le BonDieu is a god of loveliness, and don’t yall forget it.”

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One response to “Wisdom & a Cocktail {no.2}

  1. i LOVE this: “The point is simply this: how tender can we bear to be?”…how beautiful. guess i’ll have to start reading me some vivian abbott walker!

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