Yup, itıs probably you...in 08 in a rara discussion you were quoting Peter
Gun (itıs a gas, man)...I wonder where this (Is that a cosmopolitan you're
drinking . . . ?) quote is from...
... but check the reference to the Drunkard Mag below...
Montois only goes for Armagnac...never for drinks...except for caipinrinhas
ps: some say the cosmo was invented at the Cork & Cleaver at 2 Bevington St,
Glenunga SA 5064, which is described as such in the Best Restaus of
³A place like the Cork and Cleaver does not need flowery words or waffling descriptions, a glance at the menu indicates the type of place it is. A no-nonsense meat-heavy restaurant, the menu laden with dishes like prime rib and scotch fillet.²
Thatıs bizarre since it is such a disgusting drink, I can;t think of it with
a steack...or anything...
Do you know any noirı characters into it...???...I guess no noir characters
in Sex & the City (Iım told they drink it there??) although Iıve never seen
On 10/9/09 10:16 PM, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I donıt understand your comment on oodlesı...why wouldnıt it
>> > hardboile fiction?...Am I thick here...?...is it because of the expression
>> > oodles of noodlesı...Iım sure, somebody, somewhere, in some book was
>> > killed/mangled...by noodles...???...
> Maybe It's just me. I must be out of touch with the current state of American
> Is that a cosmopolitan you're drinking . . . ?
> from The Modern Drunkard Mag -
...²The second factor to take into consideration is the drinkıs name.
Because inevitably, someone is going to hear you order it, even if itıs just
the bartender. I donıt care if your drink is a mixture of bourbon, bitters
and Tabasco sauce; if itıs called a Fuzzy Slipper itıs not manly and you
donıt want to order it. You want a tough, classic, simple name. A Bronx. A
Rusty Nail. A Boiler Maker. But just remember to steer clear of novelty
names that are associated with frat boy drinks. A Scud Missile might sound
tough, but it also sounds like you do your drinking at a place with a lot of
crazy crap on the wall and waiters that wear striped shirts. Sure, it will
get you messed up (itıs Bacardi 151 and cinnamon schnapps for any curious
frat boys out there) but so will huffing paint. A name shouldnıt be too
trendy, clever, or have sex references in it. Itıs a cocktail, not a punch
So we know what weıre trying to avoid, now letıs put it into practice with
an example. Youıre out at a bar and your girlfriend is drinking a
Cosmopolitan. You sneak a sip and it tastes pretty good. You contemplate
having her stealthily order one on your behalf, but then youıd still have
that pink martini glass to deal with. Thinking on your feet, you step up to
the bar prepared to order a Kamikaze. After all, itıs just like a Cosmo
without the splash of cranberry to pinkify it. But just before the word
escapes your lips you realize youıll sound like a frat boy. They might even
ask for your ID (which your little brother happens to be ³borrowing² at the
moment). Just as the bartender is about to give you the hairy eyeball (which
isnıt a drink, but should be) you say, ³Iıll have a vodka and triple sec.
Rocks. And can I get a lime with that?² Youıve just ordered a basic version
of a Kamikaze (the only difference is that most bars would put Roseıs lime
juice in a Kamikaze so yours will be a bit drier). Itıll taste pretty
similar to a Cosmo, be served in a rocks glass and looks just like a gin and
tonic or any other such clear drink. Whatıs more, you asked for something
simple and specific, which makes you look like a man who knows how to drink.
Granted, the triple sec is not the most manly of ingredients, but youıre
still a lot better off than you were ordering a Cosmo or Kamikaze.²...
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