Mark Barclay 1965
The author in 1965

Blah, blah, blah…haven’t I written enough already?  I need a drink.

I often find that in the midst of a hectic day, at some point I think to myself, “Can’t we all relax and have a cocktail?”  Here you’ll find not only vintage cocktail history, craft cocktail recipes and other musings but also popular bars and restaurants specializing in craft cocktails as well as cocktail lounges from the past – in short, just about everything that is on my mind constantly.