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Cocktail Hour

6:30 sharp...or YOU have to make the drinks!

December 11, 2018

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For the last few months, my wife and I have been enjoying a cocktail hour at home. This is a daily thing unless we happen to be out for some reason. It is in both of our calendars and whoever is late has to make the drinks...which are martinis more often than not.

Why Cocktail Hour?

We are both pretty intense in . . .

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It Was a Perfect Drink for a Rainy Night in the Quarter

November 26, 2018

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The old gas lamps reflected off the shiny brick streets due to the on and off rain. It always rained around this time of the year down here he thought. His leather soles echoed down the narrow streets in rhythmic staccato slaps. He had undertaken the futile task of tracking down the umbrella he started the night with but currently . . .

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A Whole Decanter of Negronis

October 19, 2018

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They usually had a cocktail every evening before dinner. Sometimes two. She would tell him about her day while he stirred their drinks. He wouldn't be home this evening though. It was a rare guys night.

By the time she got home, he would be halfway through a ribeye the size of Texas and all the way through his second . . .

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Have You Ever had a Martini at a Baseball Game?

Time and Place for Cocktails

October 03, 2018

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Certain drinks don't work in certain places. I have always known this but unless you change your geographic location and always drink the same thing it is often hard to tell.

Think cocktail bar vs dive and what you would order at each one. What if instead of a cocktail bar and dive it was urban and rural settings? What . . .

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The Vigorous Shake Made the Drink Appear Almost White

September 23, 2018

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He never had to order at this bar. They always assumed he would be having his usual martini and they were always right. The day was too nice out to be crammed in the subway though. Instead, he decided to walk the fifteen or so blocks down his favorite street to his favorite bar. In doing so his order changed.

He had . . .

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The Drink was Bittersweet by Design

September 18, 2018

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The ride to the airport was easy and the surly TSA agent didn't say anything about his mismatched socks or the fact that he had no carry-on bag or luggage. His last-minute ticket made the buzzer go off when it went through the scanner. He realized it was the return ticket that would be used to fly back in a few hours.

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The Bubbles Tickled His Nose On The First Sip

September 17, 2018

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The grill was warming up and the ballgame had taken an annoying turn after a bobbled ball in the outfield. He turned the radio down and went inside to get the chicken and zucchini she had prepped. A ribeye would have been more up his alley, but words like "healthy" and "cholesterol" had been floating around . . .

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