How to...Cocktails on the Down Low

   Cocktails can sometimes be a little tricky to drink and serve in public places.  If it is a pre-symphony “wine and cheese on the lawn” kind of thing then you will be fine and the sounds of your martini shaker will draw envious oohs and ahhs from neighboring picnickers.    If your alcohol consumption needs to be low key, I recommend an old favorite drive- in movie theater trick…premix your cocktails at home and then transfer them into empty plastic soda bottles.

     Novices…please be sure and match the alleged soda color to your cocktail color.  Drinking a Mint Peach Fizz out of a Diet Pepsi bottle is an amateur mistake and will surely catch the attention of some rule spouting junior security guard.   Dark camo green ginger ale bottles are perfect for just about everything.    Also please use 12 oz containers or smaller…chugging Cosmos out of a 2 liter bottle is wrong on too many white-trashy levels to count.


Ginger Lime Cosmopolitan

 1 lime, quartered

1 1/2 tbsp sugar

1/2 cup citrus flavored vodka

1/2 cup pomegranate juice

2 tbsp lime juice

2 tbsp ginger, peeled and grated

1 cup chopped ice


Place the limes,sugar, vodka, lime juice and ginger into a large cocktail shaker.

Muddle until the sugar is dissolved and the lime wedges are crushed.

Add ice and shake all your cares away.

Strain into glasses and enjoy!