December 31, 1969
[Photographs: Allan Zepeda]
Paul Gauguin's desire to find ecstasy in the tropics, listening to "the soft murmuring music of the movements of my heart in amorous harmony with the mysterious beings around me," led the French artist to Tahiti and syphilis. Gauguin found his final tonic in morphine; bartender James Lombardino of New York's 1534 offers a gentler remedy: mango puree, gin, allspice liqueur, and lemon juice.
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