Yesterday, the world lost a truly Dapper Gent. In fact, he was the prototype of all things Dapper... My friend from the halls of ivy: Frank Duba. English professor, writer, connoisseur, bon vivant, and all-around good egg. A chap who was so unassumingly Dapper, that he had no notion of the highest level of Dalai Lama-esque, transcendental Dapperocity™ he had achieved. Bravo, Monsieur Duba. You are an inspiration to me in my own pursuit of the Eightfold Path of Cool. I know you're upon high, probably pulling your hair out at my atrocious punctuation, foul punnery and incomplete sentences, but remember... it's for the Grand Cause.
THE FRANK DUBA-NET COCKTAIL
1 1/2 ounce Dubonnet Rouge
1 1/2 ounce London Gin
1 Dash Peychaud's Bitters
Shake first two ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled Martini glass that has been previously coated with the dash of bitters (discard remaining bitters from glass). Garnish with orange slice and homemade, intricately carved Bernard Shaw alabaster swizzle stick.
Cheers to you and your memory, My Friend. May you rest in peace.