Thursday, July 15, 2010

Reminiscing: Barmate--Home Bartenders' Guide to Expert Drink Mixing

Okay, so this one isn't so bad (except for the illustrations and lame captions), but it certainly transports one back to an era when roosters were common centerpieces and Big Foot attended cocktail parties wearing glasses and a bow tie.

Now, I wasn't alive in the 60s, so I'll have to ask those of you who were to answer this question.  With all of the hairspray that is obviously required to secure those hairstyles and all of the smoking going on (not to mention the fireplace), this seems like a recipe for disaster.  Were there many small household fires caused by the combination of hairspray and cigarettes?

Lame cartoon #1:

Lame cartoon #2 and an admonition not to use "powdered" sugar in cocktails:

Ahahahahahahahahahahaha...lame cartoon #3:

Lame cartoon #4 for the geriatric crowd:

Straight from Sardi's:

Some recipes for you:

Lame cartoon #...I lost count...  I want to try the Scarlett O'Hara, though.

More recipes, and this page looks like it has seen some action:

Like these glasses?  You can buy them for $3.50 a set!


Rosie Hawthorne said...


You are my hero.

Leah said...

The Scarlett O'Hara does sound good...remind me to get some SoCo.