Sunday, 18 December 2011

Not written on the wind - cheers!

Some people like to have a drink now and then - why not do it in style?

And before you get annoyed: 

I am okay with a few drinks in nice company - getting ratted is disgraceful and disgusting. I am aware that alcoholism is a disease - and I am not advertising drinking heavily.

So after stating that I will go on with this post:

 There is a book which contains not only many great recipes for serveral cocktails but also wonderful pictures from Hollywood classics (of course showing people having or fixing a drink) - and also short summary's of the films and some quotes from it:

HOLLYWOOD COCKTAILS by Tobias Steed and Ben Reed.

 It's a really beautiful book - and though of course the recipes for the most part do: not all the cocktails described in it contain alcohol.

And because some people have trouble to decide at the right point when they had enough to avoid a headache in the morning -

~ Would you still think this is a funny picture when Sean Connery would be of his today's age? ~

-  there is another book I'd like to recommend:

 HOW TO CURE A HANGOVER by Andrew Irving

It contains some really nice recipes and information about alcohol - and also some beautiful (hangover-) pictures from classic films - no summaries of them here - but a few very nice quotes from several persons of diverse "genres".



 Thank you all for listening!




  1. When I was in my teens and twenties, I indulged FAR too much....had hangovers often and drove drunk. By God's great grace, I was never in an accident. I shudder to think of how many people I could have killed by driving drunk!!

    Now, the only alcohol I really drink is wine...and very much in moderation. NEVER while I'm driving!!

    My grandparents, who were very much a part of the Golden Hollywood generation, had cocktails EVERY single evening...generally martinis or scotch and soda. They had been doing that since they were married in 1935. My dad remembers it all through his growing up years, and when I was growing up in the 60's and 70's, I remember that dinner would NEVER be served until after cocktails.

    The always-ready bars people had in their homes in the old movies ALWAYS remind me of my precious grandparents.

    Okay, long-winded comment. What else is new?

    Have a great evening,

  2. A perfect post to celebrate the new year. I enjoy apple martini, now and then..

    Cheers :)

  3. Very glad that you stopped drinking and driving at the same time, Patti.

    Thank you, Dawn. Go on enjoying them.


    Cheers, ladies!


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