Cocktail party!

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What is a Cocktail? Do you drink them? The first time they have ever used or seen the word Cocktail, actually dates back to the “Farmers Cabinet” on April 28, 1803. They say that Cocktail, is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters. They also said “drink a glass of cocktail, its excellent for the head” yeh, wonder where they got that idea! In 1917 the first Cocktail party was arranged in Missouri. They invited 50 guest to come on a Sunday at noon, the party lasted 1 hour and was finished before lunch at 1. I guess the drinking culture has changed a lot from that time. If you drink alcohol on Sunday’s before noon in todays society, you are either on a really good “Nash Spill” or you are an alcoholic!

Since we try to be respectable people in todays society we had planed to arrange a Cocktail party on a Saturday evening. And Whats not better than to say Fashionably late at like 8 o Clock. Which means that we arrived at like 8:20, no stress. We were about 8-9 girls that was planing to go to this event, so we had split up all the ingredients that we needed to make some of these exclusive drinks. Me and my friend was going to by the RUM, so I had to run down to the city in a hurry, because as we all know, the liquor store is not exactly open very long on SATURDAYS! Luckily I made it, and the rum was safe. The party was going to be held in my friends new apartment in Oslo, so I had arranged to sleep over at my friends place. Kinda Felt like we were in “friends”, we only missed 2 boys living across the hall with a duck and a “foosball table”! On the way in to Oslo I also promised my friend to Drop by IKEA to by Cocktail Glasses, because you can not have a Cocktail party without Cocktail glasses. IKEA is know for two things, good meat balls and cheap furniture, but they also have all this extra stash that can be practical, cool, and modern, and some times a total waste! But in this case, I am glad they had Cocktail glasses at 19.9,-kr a piece.

We started out making a Welcome Cocktail called the MILENIUM! It was pretty good and it had lots of red berry’s in it. The second drink we made, was “FROZEN MANGO”! This was actually one of my favorites during the evening. Then we made one called “Pink Mojitos” Which was also pretty good! The next drink on the list was “PIÑA COLADA”, this was probably the most popular drink of the night! Do you know what it means? we discussed the possibilities and we knew what PIÑA was but had no clue what Colada ment, and No, there is no “COLA” in it. PIÑA COLADA Means Pineapple and Strained. This drink is really sweet so we decided to make a fresh one and ended up with Lime Breez or something and that drink was a little to fresh for some of us 🙂 Then We made an old time classic, The “Strawberry Daiquiri” this is always a big hit and it was a nice finishing touch of the evening. So, all in all, we made 6 different cocktails and had a lovely evening.

At like 2.30 we decided to go home so we ended up calling a cab. We were all unaware of how expensive it was to take a cab in Oslo and we learned pretty quick that the next time, we will walk to the buss station and take the buss home! Instead of just opening a bear or a wine bottle, why not make a Cocktail? I have to admit you need a lot more stuff and its more expensive to make Cocktails, but its fun to do once in a while. During the 1960-70-and 80 Cocktails were not really that popular, but at the beginning of 2000 Cocktails had its comeback! So now they are back in business!

Have a good one
kristi

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