The “Cocktail” is making a comeback

There is something sumptuous, decadent about the cocktail and the established cocktail hour.  Can you remember your very first “cocktail” served to you in a restaurant when you were of…. adult legal age to drink?  There is something nostalgic about it, too.  It takes us back to a life when times were easier and classier.  My very first cocktail was called a Singapore Sling, and still remains one of my favorites. It consists of gin, cherry brandy, lemon juice, sugar and club soda.

Today – my new standard favorite is the “Mexican Coffee” or the Kahlua Coffee.

It consists of:

1 oz. of coffee liqueur

1/2 oz tequila

5 oz. hot coffee

whipped cream

Stir coffee liqueur and tequila in a coffee cup, add coffee, and top with whipped cream.

So this year for the Holidays- perhaps my husband and I will throw a cocktail party.  This will take us back to almost a cultural institution.  To gather our friends and mere acquaintances and even some of our wonderful neighbors; all together. What a lovely party of appetizers,  cocktails and adults. We could even play the music of the Frank Sinatra and the Brat Pack.


About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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