Monday, November 24, 2008

1001 Cocktails

"There is something about a Martini,
A tingle remarkably pleasant;
A yellow, a mellow Martini;
I wish 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." 

Ogden Nash's irreverent lines are among my favourite poems. Here's my toast to Ogden Nash - 1000 more cocktails he'd want to sing about !

Mixing cocktails in India can be a pain. With no cocktail culture, most of the ingredients needed are just not available. So I've designed these cocktails around stuff available at most Indian stores.

Dressing up a cocktail is an art. The best way to learn cocktail dressing is to see them gloriously presented in one of my favourite blogs -
Ideas in Food by chefs Aki and Alex.

And that goes to Jukebox - Cooking challenge from Sunshine Mom.


Lisa said...

More poetry! I love that one. I'm sure it helps that I'm a devotee of martinis. ;) I also reprint poems on my blog sometimes! I call the feature, imaginatively, "Food Poetry." When I run across a poem in which food plays a part, I put it into a post; that way I can justify having poetry on a food blog. :)

Sunshinemom said...

Ramki, I haven't read much of Ogden Nash, only three poems to be exact, but you reminded me of him, and I remembered something I had seen - it was this:)

To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.

Must say, he had a terrific sense of practical humor! No offense meant!

Thanks a lot for sending the cocktail page to Jukebox. Like you said the scope is less but I am sure it is widening!

Just wish I had something to snack on:)

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