Dr Joe aka Let’s Get Surgical, Surgical

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If y’all follow me on instagram, you’d know that I recently had surgery on my left arm and would have seen this photo:

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This was obvi taken before surgery: Two gowns on my body, one oxygen measuring thingamabob on my 4th finger of my right hand and a hat for my Top Knot. #TopKnot4Lyfe 

The surgery was for a compressed Ulnar Nerve in my left elbow, aka Cubital Tunnel, which occurred in March 2014 after an elevator door accident. (Don’t ask.) Since that time, I’ve had very limited use of my arm & hand, lots of pain and tingling + numbness in my 4th & 5th digits. To be frank, it sucked.

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Image via http://www.surgicalnotes.co.uk/files/images/ulnar_nerve.jpg

But now, NOW I’ve had surgery and things are already better than they were before! I had an amazing experience at Columbia Presbyterian where everyone from the Nervously-Singing-Resident-Surgeon to the Uses-Crystals-And-Practices-Reiki-Nurse were so kind, helpful and totally on top of things. And then, there’s my hero, my surgeon, my salvation: Dr Joe.

That’s not his real name and I didnt ask permission to use his name, so for now, he’s Dr Joe. He is a brilliant but kind and forthright surgeon. Most of the surgeons I’ve interacted with during my injury have been total assholes. But not Dr Joe! He’s the best! The kindest! And he has dark curly hair like I do! I’d even say he’s a “Hot Doctor”.

This is the last drink I made the night before Surgery and it was incredible: dry, smooth, sophisticated, completely classy. I want to live my life as if it were this drink.

Dr Joe

  • 2 oz Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
  • 1/2 oz Santa Maria Al Monte Amaro
  • 1/2 oz Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
  • Around 14 drops of Maraschino Cherry Liqueur
  • 2 dashes Dr Adam Elmegirab’s Boker’s Bitters*
  • Garnish: Lemon Peel

Combine ingredients, add ice and stirrrrrrr until proper dilution has been achieved. Strain into coupe, express Lemon Peel and garnish.

*A quick note about these sensational bitters: THEY’RE SENSATIONAL! Made with a 19th century recipe, they are intended to reproduce what were perhaps the Original bitters. They shine with Old Tom Gin, like raise the banners and wave the flags. Buy some and make yourself a Martinez immediately!

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