“We were together. I forget the rest.”

{Cocktail Friday}


Has anyone under the age of 35 heard of a Presbyterian? The cocktail, I mean.  I believe they were drinking them in the Great Gatsby, and that has always been my association.  However, last weekend I was at a lovely restaurant and bar here in San Francisco, Beretta. They have excellent food, but are equally known for their classic cocktails. So I ordered it. The bartender was quite happy to make it, though we did have to look it up. Verdict: a strong, muscley, refreshing drink. I highly recommend it. And if you are drinking it with a house-made salumi plate, as I was, all the better.


2 ounces rye

chilled club soda

chilled ginger ale {or ginger beer}

big squeeze of lemon



And speaking of cocktails, I picked these up at a great store called Arch, here in San Francisco. I put them in drinks, and they make me happy. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: It’s the little things.




One comment on “{Cocktail Friday}

  1. melissa davis
    November 23, 2009

    LOVE those straws!! We just used them in a recent event we produced! (Photos on our blog, if you want to see!) And loving your blog- so happy to come across it! (Saw that you wrote about our client Rubie Green- thank you so much!!!)

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This entry was posted on November 13, 2009 by .

Jessica Clare

Preschool teacher, writer, trouble maker.

LIVES: Seattle. By way of Santa Fe, San Francisco, and NYC.
DAYDREAMS:Strong coffee. Gourmet magazine. Stinky cheese. Date night with new strappy heels. Green chile. Going back to India. Unabashed displays of love. Vegetable gardens. Clean sheets. Unruly stacks of books. Breaking Bad marathons. Writing like Joan Didion ,Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Joseph Stroud. Cookbooks. French 75s. Sequins with jeans. Leaving love notes.
BELIEVES: “A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner security.” Albert Einstein “The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love.” St. Teresa of Avila “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” Joseph Campbell

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