Friday, October 27, 2006

The People Of The Book Cocktail Party

Nick and I, people of the book, living in what Sheik 'Ya Bootie' al Hilali might describe the modern day Sodom and Gommorah (the Gold Coast), open our doors to guests of that wonderful raconteur Mr Tim Blair.

So welcome to The People Of The Book Cocktail Party.

Some lefties might call us 'old fashioned' but rather we have a strong sense of history. After all, we appreciate that 'There's nothing new under the sun'.

Old Fashioned
2 oz blended whiskey
1 sugar cube
1 dash bitters
1 slice lemon
1 cherry
1 slice orange
Combine the sugar cube, bitters and one teaspoon of water in an old-fashioned glass. Mix well, add blended whiskey and stir. Add a twist of lemon peel and ice cubes. Add slices of orange and lemon and top with the cherry. Serve with a swizzle stick.
There are many differences between we people of the book and the Johnny-come-latelies from the 7th Century:

Camel Basher
1 part orange juice
1 part vodka
1 dash grenadine syrup
Add orange juice, vodka and grenadine. Mix thoroughly. The correct mix will give a drink which is between pink & orange in colour. Serve in a beer mug.
But there are a number of key differences. The most fundamental of which is we believe that Jesus is all he purports to be.

The Resurrection Cocktail (aka I See Dead People)
1/2 oz high proof rum
1 oz Absolut vodka
1/2 oz whisky
Serve in equal parts in a 2-oz shot glass.
And hey, you've got to love a Messiah who turns on the high quality plonk.

-- Nick and Nora

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