Treasure.. part 3.

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The husband bought another vintage cocktail recipe book, though to my knowledge he’s never mixed a cocktail in his life.

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He knew it was old because it said so right in the title.

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Mixed drinks are no mystery to me, but whatever.

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Pinch bottle and spot bottle? Now I know what my mother was talking about when she said she added a pinch of this and a pinch of that.

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Those are some pretty potent potables, and I definitely could have used the income tax cocktail during my 8 hour conversation with the IRS last month.

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And look, they even have vintage snack recipes. Though no crudite …. sorry Mehmet.

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Husband’s other little treasure was this promotional package of Squirt. Can’t say I ever drank it, but I’m thinking it’s citrusy.

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15 thoughts on “Treasure.. part 3.”

  1. Nothing to do with alcohol, but I once possessed a Cookbook for the New Bride, written in the 1500s. Believe it or not, the first chapter was dedicated to washing dishes and silverware. I do not remember any of the instructions, except that silverware was to be placed in boiling water. That struck me as odd because how the hell was the new bride going to get the silverware out of boiling water without scalding her hands, or burning her fingers handling boiling hot knives, forks, and spoons.
    And while I do not remember most of the ingredients or instructions, the first recommended dish to learn to cook was Mock Turtle Soup. It’s main ingredient was the head of a sheep. I stopped reading right there. Now I wish I had read on, but I can see why the author did not want to call it Sheep’s Head Soup. But why Mock Turtle?
    I put the book on my bookshelf, and left it there. Then, one day, I realized it was missing. Someone stole the damn thing.

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      1. I actually found it in a heap of books being sent to the garbage dump. I once worked in a second hand/antique store (two different stores with the same owner) and my boss told me to take them all to the dump. I spotted the old book as I was chucking them out of the truck, and kept it just because of its age. But, easy come, easy go…

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  2. At the time I learned barkeeping, Trader Vic was the standard. Old Mr. Boston came much later, around the 60’s I am guessing. I had one because the old drinks like rickies, fizzes, sours etc became passé, and sunrises, daiquiris and margaritas in.
    Oddly, Old Fashions, Martinis and Manhattans are back in style again ..

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