A more palatable completist project

Today's WSJ brings us news of people on eGullet who are going through the entire Savoy Cocktail Book of 1930. While I envy them, I also identify with this part:
"Perhaps the greatest risk in going through the book cocktail by cocktail is not that one will suffer the occasional vile concoction, but that the endless repetition of drinks that are essentially similar will become tiresome. It would take more patience than I possess to count up how many drinks in the 'Savoy Cocktail Book' are made of 2/3 gin, 1/3 dry vermouth and a negligible amount of something else."
Kind of like reading a bunch of "Act I, Scene 1"s

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