Monday, November 12, 2007

Cocktail of the week #1: Shirley Temple

Ah, yes, cocktails!
My father and stepmother gave us a novelty deck of playing cards. They look to be from the Fifties, and instead of naked women each card face contains a drink recipe.

Well, we found this rather cute, in a kitschy sort of way. We also saw it as a fun little opportunity to experiment with different cocktails and restock our bar. We decided to experiment: every Sunday we would draw a random card from the deck and that would be our "Cocktail of the Week."

We've been at it for six weeks, now, with mixed results.
Our first draw?

A Shirley Temple.

Talk about a letdown... but it did bring back memories of kiddie cocktails at pizza parlors when I was a little boy. So I guess it wasn't all bad. I mean, c'mon! How can you go wrong with 7-Up and grenadine?

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