THE IN THING:
With the calendar of daylight-hours races full to capacity, nighttime runs through major cities are becoming increasingly popular.
in summer, post-midnight conditions can be ideal: not too hot, less distraction as the city sleeps. Allergy sufferers enjoy the fact that the pollen count is usually lower at night.
Running at night requires greater concentration, because of the darkness. The biological clock also has to adjust to running late, which should be accounted for during training. headlamps and hi-vis kit are recommended.
A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR AFTERWARDS?
“This drink has an ingredient, parsley, which, at first glance, you’d think has no place in a cocktail,” says barkeeper and cocktailsmith Michael Steinbacher from the Mayday Bar at Hangar-7 in Salzburg.
“However, the herb combines perfectly with ginger ale and Angostura bitters.” An almost non-alcoholic drink (the bitters are 44.7 per cent proof) with a sharp taste at first, the Vanilla Garden develops an incomparably tangy flavour, with parsley and vanilla overtones.
- 4 lime wedges
- 10 parsley leaves
- 2tsp vanilla sugar
- 120ml ginger ale
- Angostura bitters
- Crushed ice
Muddle the lime, sugar and nine of the parsley leaves in a caipirinha glass. Add a dash of bitters, ginger ale and crushed ice. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Dip the last leaf in sugar; garnish.
TAKE THESE WORDS INTO THE NIGHT…