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
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.