The father of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson, of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas fame, was born today in 1937.
Thompson came up with the immortal phrase, "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." At his funeral, his ashes were fired from a cannon at the top of a tower shaped like a fist holding a peyote button, one of his favourite hallucinogens.
Hunter generally enjoyed his bourbon neat, but we think he might also have appreciated the bourbon-based cocktail we are drinking today: a Hunter.
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