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Grown Up Drinks

In the basement of my childhood home, my parents had a built-in bar filled with bottles of alcohol that were crusted over from lack of use. Drinking wasn’t part of our cultural experience. It wasn’t until my forties that I started to appreciate cocktail hour. At first, I’d order Bloody Mary’s, which received a lot of scorn from my gourmand friends. They taught me the pleasure of Manhattans and Martinis, and I haven’t looked back since.

Bloody Mary oil painting by Oriana Ingber


6 comments for “Grown Up Drinks”

  1. Petra says:

    A Manhattan is my go-to colder weather Sunday evening cocktail!

  2. Gigi says:

    Whenever I drink a Manhattan I am usually at a wedding.
    For cozy Christmas nights at home I enjoy a nice Cognac.

  3. Lauren says:

    I have recently developed a taste for single malt…

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