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A Drink With Something In It

Posted in Booze News and Events, Classic Cocktails, The Vulture's Library with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by cocktailvultures

A DRINK WITH SOMETHING IN IT
by Ogden Nash

There is something about a Martini,
A tingle remarkably pleasant;
A yellow, a mellow Martini;
I wish that I had one at present.
There is something about a Martini,
Ere the dining and dancing begin,
And to tell you the truth,
It is not the vermouth-
I think that perhaps it’s the gin.

There is something about an old-fashioned
That kindles a cardiac glow;
It is soothing and soft and impassioned
As a lyric by Swinburne or Poe.
There is something about an old-fashioned
When dusk has enveloped the sky,
And it may the ice,
Or the pineapple slice,
But I strong suspect it’s the rye.

There is something about a mint julep.
It is nectar imbibed in a dream,
As fresh as the bud of the tulip,
As cool as the bed of the stream.
There is something about a mint julep,
A fragrance beloved by the lucky.
And perhaps it’s the tint
Of the frost and the mint,
But I think it was born in Kentucky.

There is something they put in a highball
That awakens the torpidest brain,
That kindles a spark in the eyeball,
Gliding singing through vein after vein.
There is something they put in a highball
Which you’ll notice one day, if you watch;
And it may be the soda,
But judged by the odor,
I rather believe it’s the Scotch

Then here’s to the heartening wassail,
Wherever good fellows are found;
Be its master instead of its vassal,
And order the glasses around.
For there’s something they put in the wassail
That prevents it from tasting like wicker;
Since it’s not tapioca,
Or mustard, or mocha,
I’m forced to conclude it’s the liquor.

“A Drink With Something In It” by Ogden Nash

Posted in Booze News and Events, The Vulture's Library on August 2, 2013 by cocktailvultures

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Mad Monster Cocktail Party

Posted in Booze News and Events, Classic Cocktails, The Vulture's Library with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2012 by cocktailvultures

A wonderful collection of lounged up Monster themed tracks to get your Halloween party in the perfect mood for  some Spooky Cocktails or to raise the Spirits either bottled or buried.

Brought to you by one of the Inner Circle of the Cocktail Vulture Squadron, Jimmy Psycho !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track Listing for “Mad Monster Cocktail Party”:

 

  1. 1.“Grim, Grinning Ghosts a.k.a. “Disney Haunted Mansion Theme (w/ Psycho Charger)
  2. 2.The Munster’s Theme
  3. 3.Tubular Bells (Theme from “The Exorcist”)
  4. 4.That Old Black Magic
  5. 5.Halloween Theme
  6. 6.The from Dark Shadows
  7. 7. Jezebel
  8. 8. Beetlejuice
  9. 9. Psycho Suite
  10. 10. Old Devil Moon
  11. 11. Scooby Doo, Where are You?
  12. 12. Phantasm Main Theme
  13. 13. Rock, Water, Wind (Blair Witch Project)

 

The Joy of Mixology

Posted in Booze News and Events, The Vulture's Library, Tools of the Trade with tags , , , , , , on March 28, 2012 by cocktailvultures

By Peggy Nadramia

I have a lot of books about cocktails, but this one is a basic I turn to again and again. Gary Regan (“Gaz”) talks about spirits, their background, history and uses brand names. He draws a fascinating chart of cocktails by ingredient and combination — duos, trios — and tells you when an old recipe needs personal “tweaking.” If you buy only one book about booze, make it this one.

The Joy of Mixology

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Latest Read

Posted in Booze News and Events, The Vulture's Library, Tools of the Trade with tags , on November 12, 2011 by cocktailvultures

Here’s what I’ll be reading this week!PN

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The Library is Open!

Posted in Booze News and Events, The Vulture's Library on July 8, 2011 by cocktailvultures

A Gift to the Vulture’s Library from the ever-so-delicious Ruth Waytz.

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