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The Craft Cocktail Compendium by Warren Bobrow

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Chapter 8

NOTABLE NIGHTCAPS

HANDCRAFTED REMEDIES FOR RESTLESSNESS

YOU’VE BEEN LYING IN BED WATCHING THE CLOCK FOR—WELL, IT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER. MINUTES CREEP INTO HOURS: IF ONLY YOU COULD TURN OFF YOUR BRAIN AS EASILY AS YOU TURN OFF THE TELEVISION. SINCE YOU CAN’T, YOUR MIND IS AT ITS OWN MERCY, AND THOUGHTS RATTLE AND CREAK THROUGH YOUR HEAD LIKE RUSTY WHEELS. YOU LOOK AT THE CLOCK AGAIN, AND DO THE MATH: IF I FALL ASLEEP RIGHT NOW, I’LL STILL GET FIVE—NO, FOUR, HOURS IN BEFORE I HAVE TO GET UP. BUT THE SANDMAN IS NOWHERE IN SIGHT. YOU’RE STILL WIDE AWAKE. WHAT’S A BODY TO DO?

We’ve all been there. Sleeplessness seems to strike just when you most need ...

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