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?