Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Vintage Tuesday: Booze It Up
She doesn't have a great view of the Riva bridge anymore and she can't watch the lights from Mike's Crab House, directly across the river, shimmer on the water at night. But up side: no spiral staircase.
After she moved, my family sorted through the decades of stuff she and her brother, who had also just moved, accumulated. And wow, was there a lot of stuff.
One of the finds that made me laugh - enough to cart it home with me - were these three bottles of aging liquor. They were in a small bar my grandfather built, probably sometime in the sixties (we have that, too).
Each is half full and I loved them for two reasons. One: label design. And two: who drinks this stuff? My favorite of the three, of course, is the pre-mixed vodka sour. Because mixing some vodka and sour mix is so taxing. And look at that label! I love it.
These relics of my grandmother's very active social life have been sitting in my kitchen since Thanksgiving 2012, waiting for me to photograph and document them here. And now I have.
So the big question is: will I finally be able to throw them away? And if I do, will I try them first?