Monthly Archives: April 2015

C is for Cocktail: The Sidecar

For anyone wondering why there is a cocktail recipe here, please refer to this post.  Otherwise, let’s all sit back and enjoy a Prohibition classic… ~ * ~ T H E   S I D E C A R   Considered … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: The Bacardi Cocktail

And we’re off! 🙂  For those of you who didn’t tune in last week, this is the first in a short series of 1920s cocktail recipes I’ll be posting over the next month or so.  It’s a little different than … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: A Series Introduction

    Ah, the cocktail.   Today the word conjures up images of sophistication and elegance, of well-dressed men and women sipping at elegant stemmed glasses in darkened bars—but it wasn’t always that way.  While cocktails themselves (or mixed drinks, anyway) have … Continue reading

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The A to Z Challenge, 1920s Style: The Old Shelter Blog

April is the “A to Z Challenge” month for bloggers.  To complete the challenge, a blogger picks a theme and writes a post each day in April for every letter of the alphabet (i.e., April 1st is for a topic starting … Continue reading

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“I understand the doctor said he got tonsillitis”: a story from The Professional Thief

Last week I wrote a review of The Professional Thief, a book about the lifeways of professional thieves in the 1920s.  Today, I thought I’d give you a brief story from that book.  This particular incident comes from one of … Continue reading

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