Cocktail challenge - A drink that ties in with author Ayn Rand
- Monch Feb 22, 2010 11:03 AM
You're a literate and experienced bunch.
I'm wracking my brain and am not finding my muse.
We are having a "This Day in History" potluck with friends and I need a concoction that ties in with author Ayn Rand in some way. The party is on 6 March and that is the day she died.
The group gravitates towards "up" drinks: Martini, Cable Car, Manhattan...
Please do Ms. Rand proud and help me with a cocktail that Dagny Taggart might imbibe.
Something vintage and classy...If the name ties in with something from "Atlas Shrugged", double-bonus points will be awarded.
Thanks in advance!
Don't bring a cocktail, make pasta with your Atlas pastamaker!
OK sorry. You could do something simple like a lemon drop with "shrugger" (sugar) on the rim. Any cocktail with "shrugger". When in doubt, go for the groaner pun.
If you could get ahold of an absinthe fountain you could serve absinthe out of a fountainhead with a cube of shrugger. Now you know why I don't have many friends.
And I DO have an Atlas...!
Alas, my wife is in charge of entree (a tie-in with the Dred Scott decision)...so that's covered.
I have dessert...poppy-seed cake for Georgia O'Keefe and cocktails.
I'm SURE that my dear wife won't have a problem with absinthe...it even turns the color of Rearden Metal!
Believe me...we have often stretched the bounds of reality when reaching for these tie-ins!
Just pour everyone shots of overpriced vodka. Rand would surely appreciate that. Nothing but rapacious capitalism at work.
How about Kir Royales (Creme de Cassis and Champagne), paired with a rambling 60-page monologue. Creme de Cassis, invented by monks, was thought to cure wretchedness. Now there's a pairing....