«Sleza Komsomolki» and the «Spirit of Geneva». Literary recipes Venedikt Erofeev

© Photo : Publishing house «Neva book»book Cover Venedikt Erofeev Moscow-Petushki. Poem. Saint-Petersburg. Publisher Nevskaya kniga, 2000. Artist Sergey Semenov«Sleza Komsomolki» and the «Spirit of Geneva». Literary recipes Venedikt Erofeev© Photo : Publishing house «Neva book»

Writer Benedict Yerofeyev October 24, would have turned 80 years old. He died at the age of 51 years and during its short life created a total of six works. And in the history of Russian literature came primarily due to pseudobiographical poem in prose about the journey Broom from Moscow to Petushki station.

Perfume White lilac — 50 grams.
Remedy for athlete’s foot — 50 grams.
Beer «Zhigulevskoe» — 200 grams.
Polish alcoholic — 150 grams.

Explicit Grotesk — how can be used inside the remedy for athlete’s feet or nail alcohol. Any alkogolsoderzhaschih liquid (or paste, or gel) for the correct intake needs to be thoroughly cleansed from all impurities and odorous, and toxic. In the early 1990s there was a way to clean the so-called absolute alcohol, i.e. alcohol not containing water. Recall that the normal concentration of alcohol, which is sometimes called medical, depending on the cooking or the place of receipt, 95.6 per cent. The rest, of course, water.

For absolutive, i.e. dehydration of the alcohol, it was heated with benzene with a persistent unpleasant smell (hence the name of the huge class, or rather, many classes of organic compounds, aromatic). The mixture is first heated with paraffin (preferably purified), was then added an aqueous solution of sodium chloride or calcium, filtered, and the filtrate was distilled with a very high reflux (two meters).© RIA Novosti/Avrora . E. Kosova, A. Markin, Sergei Beznosov, A. Kasatkina on a new volume «Notebooks» Venedikt Erofeev«Sleza Komsomolki» and the «Spirit of Geneva». Literary recipes Venedikt Erofeev© RIA Novosti/Avrora . E. Kosova, A. Markin, Sergei Beznosov, A. Kasatkina on a new volume «Notebooks» Venedikt Erofeev

Then Yerofeyev has a wonderful fragment in which he compares the influence of two spirtosoderzhashchikh perfume — «Silver Lily of the valley» (spirits) and «lilac» (Cologne). Needless to mention that any paint is poisonous.

«Sleza Komsomolki»«Sleza Komsomolki» and the «Spirit of Geneva». Literary recipes Venedikt Erofeev© Photo : courtesy of photographer Andrew Stonovyatsya street art. Photographer from Ivanovo looking for mosaic Brezhnev era

«Lavender» — 15 grams.
Verbena — 15 grams.
«Forest water» — 30 grams.
Nail Polish — 2 grams.
Mouthwash — 150 grams.
Lemonade — 150 grams.

As the author writes: «Even the recipe «Tears» fragrant». Indeed, it consists of facial lotion «Lavender», Cologne, Verbena, another lotion «Forest water.» Not very clear the role of toxic nail Polish, but mouthwash many of us use to this day (of course, other companies with other names) for rinsing the mouth. However, the modern foreign funds do not contain alcohol.

And of course, here’s this wonderful quote: «Drinking just vodka saves and a sound mind, and strong memory, or, conversely, loses at once both. And in the case of «Tear Komsomolskaya Pravda» is ridiculous: drink a hundred grams, this tears — hard memory, and a sound mind is gone. Drink a hundred grams — and surprised himself: where did so much sanity? and where are all the hard memory?»

I hope the memory of an amazing writer with a complicated fate will be with us for a long time, and save, we don’t have to drink invented and so colorful and vividly described them in «cocktails.»

 

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