Category Archives: Cocktails

THE MARTINI

Martini

 

Hallowed Be Thy Name!

 

“I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry Martini” - Robert Benchley – circa 1935, on the sets of MGM’s China Seas. H.L. Mencken described it as “The only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.”

                                                                     

At a press meet to announce the Repeal of Prohibition, FDR mixed a Martini. He, in fact, was quite a generous proponent of this his favourite libation. 1943, Teheran – Allied Leaders meet to plan the defeat of Nazism. Roosevelt asks Stalin to join him in a toast. The drink – Martini. U.S.-Soviet relations under FDR were famous as the “four Martinis and let’s have an agreement” era.

POWER COCKTAILS

Black Jim


5 POWER COCKTAILS TO CLINCH YOUR DEALS

 

Then trust me there’s nothing like drinking

So pleasant on this side of the grave

It keeps the unhappy from thinking

And makes e’en the valiant more brave

The chap who wrote that obviously knew what he was talking about. Makes even more sense when the subject is – cocktails. I’m assuming of course that you are a civilised lot and don’t think of cocktails as silly stuff, silly women drink.