Cocktails – Why you should rediscover them.
Cocktails are schizophrenic. Dressing up cheaply, with too much makeup, they dress in cream and large pieces of fruit, they are sweet but deadly this way. They hang out at hotel and beach bars, in the Costa’s of this world, unashamedly luring in the young with cheap thrills. Bizarrely, they then slip into something more demure, stripping back to wear little black dress glasses, elegant and honest. When this happens, you can find them talking politely in the best bars of Europe.
Gross generalisation, but you get my point, they seem to be one thing, or the other, with nothing in between. We pushed them out of the door, somewhere in the late 1950’s, and have not let them back in, where they could be good friends with vino and beer. What did they do wrong? Continue reading “Cocktails”